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Chic Consignment Closet Is Moving and Expanding

When Andover's trendy consignment expands for the third time, it will triple its space and selection of merchandise and services.

will move to its new home next month at 44 Main Street, the former location of .

Lisa Nardone, owner, said her trendy high-end consignment store, located next door at 46 Main Street, has outgrown its space after three years.

Nardone actually started her consignment business, three and a half ago in a closet at Gigi's, a high-end teen store on Essex Street which she owned. Seeing a trend toward consignment, she expanded it to the present location. This will be her third expansion.

Nardone, who has over 30 years in retail, explained that the move - an example of growth - is good for the community.

"The consignment world is exploding, and we have made a niche for ourselves. I have a great team and our customer service is what built the store," she explained. Nardone said she was able to add three new employees for the new location.

In making the move, Nardone said she wanted to keep it cozy and fun. She contemplated how it would work in the space of 3,000 square feet, three times the size of what she has now.

The result, she said, will be exciting and bring innovative changes; adding many more areas of consignment, mens, kids, teens, bridal and one-of-a kind pieces of furniture.

"The most exciting addition is our services that sister so well with with consignment, closet cleaning, styling and home design. All on a budget," she explained.

While cleaning and organizing closets comes naturally to Nardone, many people have trouble with what to keep and what to throw out.

Describing herself as tremendously passionate about what she does, Nardone wants to offer services that can help people simplify their lives and are "reasonable and affordable."  

Although the new store is scheduled to open the first week of April, she said they will delay the grand opening to the middle of the month.

Right now, Nardone is looking for new consignments of men's and children's clothing and accent furniture pieces, as well as women's clothing and designer bags. 

"I am always looking for one-of-a-kind pieces," she explained.

The store hours are Tues-Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; Sunday closed. Consignment hours are Monday 10am-2pm. The phone number is 978-474-1755 or check out the website.

Boutique Blowout and a Preview of the New Space

Next week, Andover stores will be holding a Boutique Blowout on Friday and Saturday March 9, and 10th. Nardone will be joined in her new space by , , and a "beautiful" children's store from Wellesley, Kenzie Kids and Kgirl. "We will Pop Up in the empty space from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with amazing deals for both women and children."

Although the renovations of Chic Consignment Closet won't be completed, shoppers will get a preview of the new space.

Helene Spoto March 05, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Congratulations, Lisa. You really do need more space. I love shopping there and always find something perfect for special events. I look forward to coming to the new store.
denise March 05, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Cant wait to try out your store...i need a nice pocketbook...and dont want to pay retail...cant wait to SHOP! (and the dresses look gorgeous too!)
Gretchen Papineau March 05, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Congratulations Lisa! Great to see the downtown Andover businesses flourish. I tell all my clients about your shop.
Laura C March 22, 2012 at 08:18 PM
Just bought an awesome hand bag! Spacious and trendy live the color! Can't wait to come see the new store! Def will see me and others I've recommended going over there too...

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