New resale store finds a home in Frisco
Summit Daily News
Summit County was the perfect place for Something Old, Something New owner and recent transplant Linda Glover to open her shop – not only because she loves the area, but because of the community’s support of small businesses.
At the just-opened resale boutique and gift shop, Glover sells previously owned brand-name clothing, shoes, jewelry and handbags, along with housewares and trinkets – some of them fairly unique. In one case, there’s a Nestle Tollhouse cookie jar, and in another, a “U.S. History in a Box” trivia set. There is a vintage dessert set, an old-fashioned shaving set and framed art, among other things.
“We try to look for one-of-a-kind items,” said Glover, who gets the store’s clothing and housewares through estate sales, yard sales and a few buyers. Toward the end of summer, she plans to start purchasing items through customers, and hopes to begin selling furniture soon as well.
And, everything’s pretty affordable. Most items in the store are $10 and under, with only a few things running above that. Some of the dresses and shoes are a little more expensive – like a woman’s dress suit displayed in the window, marked at $19 – but overall, the shopping experience at Something Old is meant to be stress-free, Glover said.
Glover has been in the thrift-shop industry for about 10 years, but this is her first foray into ownership. So, it’s a bit of a dream come true for the new resident, who just moved up from New Castle.
Glover wanted to be in Summit County. She loves the “vibe” – there’s a youthfulness to it, she said, and the beauty is overwhelming.
“It’s always been home; it’s in my soul,” she said.
Besides her love of the area, Glover thought Summit was the perfect place to start her dream business. The concept wouldn’t have worked where she grew up in Texas because there are too many big-box stores. Summit, on the other hand, is accepting and supportive of small businesses, she said.
And in the week Something Old has been open, that seems to be the case. Almost everyone who comes in buys something, and most have been telling Glover they heard of the store through word-of-mouth.
“This is really where I wanted to be,” Glover said.
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