New boutique FOMO gives designer purses, accessories in Rochester NY

Like quite a few individuals, Troy Bennett and Krista Hanny of Rochester put in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic decluttering their property.

The couple started discarding some of their numerous unneeded and unsustainable merchandise, which in the end led to opening a resale store that includes luxurious equipment in Rochester’s South Wedge in August.

The 650-sq.-foot retail outlet, FOMO at 650 South Ave., is crammed with pre-owned designer things such as purses, hats, scarves, wallets and sunglasses. The shop is filled with products and solutions from Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Burberry. Every item arrives with a certification of authenticity immediately after it is confirmed by a third bash.

Costs are competitive and fluctuate. For case in point, you are going to fine a $40 necktie along with a $1,400 purse. The store, like the pair’s North Winton Village residence, is furnished with vintage and upcycled products.

While purging so numerous unneeded things in the final year, Hanny mirrored that “it was a gross and aggravating sensation.”

Owners Troy Bennett and Krista Hanny inside their new store FOMO on South Avenue in Rochester Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021.

“So a great deal time, money, and electricity was squandered on throwaway things, not to mention the environmental effect,” she said. “We reported never ever again to fast fashion and we vowed to live by the old declaring ‘quality in excess of quantity’ and considering that then life has under no circumstances been much better. Now we only acquire significant high-quality items, so we individual substantially less but we come to feel much richer.”