Since opening on Main Street in Gresham in 2018, Shop Girl Consignment has become a destination for people to find gently used, unique women’s fashion items.
Now, owner Thea Enos and team have their sights set on spreading the consigned couture love to Sandy in April.
“I’ve always hoped to have multiple locations,” Enos said. “What we found in the last six months is we’re running out of appointments to consign (in Gresham). In August (2022), I realized I could make room for the abundance or shut it off. A bigger place or adding more racks to the shop would be overwhelming, so we decided to find another location.”
The new shop will be at 17390 Smith Ave., Sandy.
In Gresham, people have turned to Shop Girl to consign pieces after a loved one has passed, or after they have gone through a change of body type or identity.
“We’re also often brought in during major transitions in people’s lives,” Enos explained. “We work with a lot of people who are grieving in different ways. If we can come wrap around them, we can let them know this clothing is more than something we’re going to sell, but the identity of these people we lost … we want to help people through these transitions.”
Enos added that while her shop sells women’s clothing, she sells women’s clothing to “anyone who wants to wear it.”
“We want anyone who wants to shop with us to feel welcome,” she said.
Though Shop Girl is a for-profit business, Enos has longstanding relationships in the communities of East County and even Sandy through which she’s worked to give back. For example, Shop Girl regularly donates clothing to the Sandy Seventh-day Adventist Church for its Drop or Swap clothing closet. Enos has also collaborated with local schools and theaters.
Enos hopes to build even more relationships with people by opening Shop Girl number two.
“Consignment is highly relational,” Enos said. “We get to know the consigners and their styles and their lives. (We chose Sandy) knowing how and why we do what we do, and where we are needed. Sandy is that hub for people up the mountain and in Estacada to shop. We’re excited to serve a new audience.”