Hello Gorgeous Consignment Boutique is owned and managed by Julia Jones, who is likely the one you'll meet when you step inside. This wonderful ideal to recognize the God given beauty in every person came from my sweet sister, Donna, who opened the original Hello Gorgeous Boutique in central Pennsylvania, back in 2010.
"From day one, she said, "You would love this; you should open a store!"
At the time of opening, I had been living in the community for six years and never really got to know anyone because I commuted an hour and a half each way to work in North Carolina. I found myself wanting to be closer to my family than the commute would ever allow. I have two young boys and wanted so much to be here for my children. I decided to take a chance using her model and with much help from my sister, here we are today! We were raised in an entrepreneurial household by parents who started a restaurant when we were children. I want to provide an exceptional customer service experience that I feel is quickly falling away from today's world.
We accept department store, designer and better brands of women's, men's and children's clothing, purses, shoes, jewelry and home decor or decorative accessories all in like new condition.
We take seasonal evening wear, homecoming and prom at the appropriate times of year. You generally want to consider consigning these types of items approximately two months before the scheduled event date and seasonal merchandise approximately 3 months prior to any given seasonal calendar change.
We have two distinctive customers to satisfy: Consigners who have items that are "too good to donate" and want to make a money, and those who are looking to purchase brands of clothing, shoes, and purses that are not readily available in this area at great prices."
My experience with trying to find quality brand-name items -- which usually involved a long drive out of this area - leads me to sympathy for my shopper!
When I originally opened my boys were 3 and 4 years old so having to commute an hour or more to a mall for shopping was totally out of the question. We would finally arrive, and of course they wanted no part of 'shopping." "We provide name brand merchandise without the drive!"
This is what I feel sets Hello Gorgeous apart from other secondhand stores, along with the customer service and software that lets consignors track their merchandise sales via our website.
So why "Hello Gorgeous?"
The name was born on a lark based on how my sister would greet the daughter of a family friend. "'Hello Gorgeous’" became a unique way to make women feel validated and let them know that they matter and, yes, they are gorgeous!
"We may not be what you expect when it comes to second-hand and we hope that is a pleasant surprise! Please come and check us out. We would love to meet you and answer any individual questions you may have.
Hello Gorgeous is located at 7498 Carrollton Pike in Galax. The store takes cash, debit, all major credit cards, and also matches 10 percent if patrons spend their consignment earnings in the store.
For more information, call (276) 601-2737. Visit with us on the web at www.hellogorgeousgalax.com or check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GalaxHelloGorgeous.