Klassically Kandid: Jessica Damon of My Sister's Closet
What if there was a place to shop for trendy, designer labels at a fraction of the price? This "mystical" place exists right here in Boston. When I first discovered My Sister's Closet, it wasn't the quaint city look and feel that won me over, but rather the proud owner inside who welcomes each and every customer into her storefront as if it were her home. Jessica Damon, Owner of My Sister's Closet, has started an amazing boutique-esque consignment business, spanning two locations in Stoneham and Charlestown, MA beginning in 2014.
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Jessica to talk shop and learn about the creation of My Sister's Closet.
What inspired you to get into the consignment industry?
What were you doing before you started My Sister’s Closet?
What drove you to open a second location?
If you weren’t running two stores and focused on styling your customer’s in great articles of clothing, what would you be doing?
How do you handle the complexity of running a successful business, being a mother and having a social life?
What is one of the most memorable pieces that someone brought into your store?
What is unique about My Sister’s Closet that you won’t find at other local consignment stores in the Boston area?
How do social outlets such as Facebook and Instagram influence your marketing efforts?
What trend do you think works year-round and we’ll continue to see for years to come?
How do you see your business developing in the next 5 years?
No interview would be complete without some fun by putting Jessica in the hot seat, right? I asked her 10 questions in 1 minute so that you can get to know her a little more intimately. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did! :)
Favorite designer? Tough one! Clothes - Gucci; Bags - Louie; Shoes - Valentino
Pumps or flats? Pumps!
Skinny jeans or flares? Skinny!
Go-to outfit? Skirt and/or dress!
Favorite restaurant in Boston? Giacomos
Coffee or tea? Coffee
Favorite vacation spot? Mt. Washington Hotel
Bigger fan of Red Sox or Patriots? Red Sox
Denim ON denim - fashionable or fashion faux pas? Love it!!!
Favorite ice cream flavor? Baklava