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.”
“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.”
The couple, glassblowers by trade, experienced begun reselling good quality, vintage furniture just just before the pandemic started. For yrs, they sold their glass wares at art reveals and festivals, which include the popular Park Avenue, Corn Hill and Clothesline festivals in Rochester.
The pair, initially from Jamestown, has recognised 1 yet another for a long time. They moved to Rochester 14 years in the past right after falling in like with the Flower Metropolis while on the competition circuit.
Although on holiday vacation before this 12 months, the pair experienced what Bennett explained as “an a-ha instant.” Together, they arrived across a store with a related concept and the thought to market sustainable designer accessories for reasonably priced selling prices was born, Bennett said.
Most of the things in FOMO come from the New York Metropolis region, lots of of which are procured through estate income, Bennett stated. Bennett and Hanny will purchase locally at periods, “but we are picky and aggressive with prices,” he claimed.
Just about every thirty day period, the duo donates 5% of shop profits to a neighborhood charity.
The shop is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and from midday to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. You can also store privately, by appointment.
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