From Louis Vuitton and Coach purses to clothing, shoes and jewelry — a new store, Consign Your Design, at 706 N. Beeline Highway, has it all.
The dream of a slower paced lifestyle and Rim Country living brought Alma Smith to buy a house in Pine and open Consign Your Design clothing store in Payson.
She was a district manager for a women’s clothing store in the Valley, but traveling four days a week was too much. She wanted to spend more time with her family.
“I’m so happy that I don’t have to travel any more,” she said, “and I can bring my puppies to work.”
Smith started with 15 consigners and now 48 consigners have their clothing in her store.
“The new ones are all local,” Smith said, “along with a couple of craft fair vendors like Amie Clair Doggett’s bracelets and soaps from Payson Soap Company.”
Smith pays consigners 40 percent of the sales price. If the item doesn’t sell in three months, the consigner can either take the item back or agree to donate it.
“I want to price everything reasonably because I want it to move,” said Smith. “The basic price point is around $7.50. After 90 days I don’t want to own it, I want the consigner to make their money from it.”
“I’m very impressed by the organization, selection and versatility of the items she has in here,” said local resident Carolyn Stanley, shopping in the store.
There’s something for everybody, Smith said. A pair of thigh-high embroidered boots; jeans with bling; shirts; sweaters; jackets; dresses; shoes; accessories and more.
Smith prices her items based on information from six sources.
The store has been open for two weeks. “I left the door open while I was setting up so I could talk to people,” said Smith.
The new business has more to offer than a selection of clothing and accessories.
“I have two offices for rent for crafters if they want to teach classes,” Smith said. “One is remodeled and ready to go, the other will be available soon.”
Once the classrooms are finished, Smith plans to turn an additional room into a lounge with chairs.
The store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
“I’m used to working until 9 or 10 at night, so 6:30 is a breeze for me,” said Smith.
New items arrive almost every day.
For more information, call 623-521-9718.