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Meet Lindsey Fisher of Little Love Designer Children’s Consignment Boutique

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lindsey Fisher.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I spent the majority of my 20’s and early 30’s studying and traveling across the globe when I had the chance. I used what little extra money that I earned as a caseworker for homeless adults with severe mental illness to travel to places like Burma, Moldova, Romania, and South Africa (side note-a simple google search of “South African safaris on a budget” can be quite fruitful!) My life was colorful and wonderfully unpredictable, but I felt a yearning for something more.

While on the quest to figure out what that was, I was stopped in my tracks as I became pregnant and then single at 11 weeks along. Scared about what the future might hold, I packed a bag, and my mom and I headed to New York City. I mean, what else is a gal to do?! I serendipitously stumbled upon The Broadway Musical Waitress about a single mom who started her own business and also happened to walk by a designer children’s consignment shop in Manhattan.

Inside, I found some maternity clothes that made me feel beautiful and a few treasures for my little baby on the way. I began to feel excited about my pregnancy, and this trip was the turning point in my journey from lost soul to a strong mama with purpose. Fast forward almost a year later, and I have my beautiful baby boy who is growing at an alarming rate. I remembered the consignment shop in Manhattan and began looking for one in the La Jolla area.

When I realized that there wasn’t one nearby, I started thinking a lot about how someone really should fix that. When no one did, I figured maybe I ought to do it myself and decided to run with the idea. Five months later, Little Love was open.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Starting the business was actually quite seamless, but there were a few hotness mom moments for sure. My son who was five months old at the time wouldn’t take a bottle (first-time mom!), so he really couldn’t be away from me for more than a couple of hours.

As a result, I was forced to cart him all over downtown getting my documents in order. I nursed in just about every government building around waiting for my number to be called. Even though it felt very chaotic at the time, looking back, I can’t help but laugh. Once the business was open, it’s been even better than I expected.

I even moved to a bigger suite in the building to accommodate all of the great inventory that comes in daily. I have over 150 consignors, and business has been steadily increasing along with my social media following. It has definitely been challenging and stressful at times, but I try and just do the next thing that needs to get done. Somehow it all gets accomplished!

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Little Love Designer Children’s Consignment Boutique – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Little Love specializes in the resale of designer children’s clothing, gear, and shoes as well as designer maternity wear. Essentially, the shop does the curating of inventory for you, so you don’t have to spend a lot of time digging for deals on designer wear for your kids. Brands range from Zara, Gap, and Mini Boden, to Burberry, Oscar de la Renta, and Chloe, and new inventory is put out daily.

One thing that makes us unique is that I, the owner, am a parent of a toddler myself. As a result, I can relate to a lot of my customers. I know what brands or styles are trending, as well as what might make the shopping experience a little bit easier or more enjoyable. There is a play area in the back with a variety of toys to keep the little busy while the parent’s shop.

Also, I know how precious time is, so the shop is organized in such a way to make the shopping experience as efficient as possible. In addition, consignors have reported a positive experience selling their things at Little Love. We use a sophisticated software that allows the consignor to actually log in to track their inventory and check in real time if anything has sold.

Drop-offs are open so consignors can bring things by during all business hours and there are no restrictions in terms of how many items one can bring in or how they must be presented. We want to make it a seamless process because we greatly value our consignors and their business!

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Just a few weeks ago, the shop moved into the new space, so that was a big change, and it’s still getting settled. Eventually, I would like to hire an employee which would allow some more freedom to increase the speed at which inventory is processed and put out for sale, and to be able to take a day off at some point. (can I get an amen!)

Also, I’d like to expand accepting consignments outside of San Diego. Currently, a few consignors mail in their items, but there are a lot of people living in small towns with great designer clothes who could benefit from a store like this! It’s a win-win!

Pricing:

  • -items are priced at about 30-40% of the original retail price
  • -consignors get 50% of the selling price of their items, gear and strollers are 70% and 75% respectively
  • -many items are priced at or below $10
  • -special commission rates of 75% on certain brands like Rylee & Cru or Childhoods Clothing

Contact Info:

  • Address: 1110 Torrey Pines Rd Suite B La Jolla, CA 92037
  • Phone: 858-230-6857
  • Email: littlelovesandiego@gmail.com
  • Instagram: Instagram.com/littlelovesandiego

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