Carrie Rengers

Home at Last owner to open second consignment shop on west side

Home at Last is getting a home of its own.

Karen Goodman’s consignment shop is within RElove All Things Shabby near Central and Woodlawn.

Now, she says, “I’m going to branch out and open another store.”

Her new 2,300-square-foot store will be at 4625 W. Central, which is between West Street and I-235, and is considerably larger than the couple hundred square feet she has inside ReLove. Goodman says she plans to keep that space as well.

“I’ll probably downsize it a little bit.”

She says she’s planning “something more specialized” and eclectic than a lot of stores on the west side.

“I’ll have quite a bit of small items – small home decor items,” Goodman says.

That will include vintage and contemporary furniture and items that she finds or that customers consign.

“I’ll also be doing some repurposing and repainting of furniture,” Goodman says.

There’s a line of paints that ReLove carries from the Plaster Paint Co. that is popular with people who repurpose older items, and Goodman’s store will carry that as well.

Goodman also stages homes, sometimes with items from her store and sometimes from other places.

She thinks her second store, which will open sometime in the middle of April, makes sense for the west side.

“There’s so many other consignment stores on the east side, and I think the west side needs more stores like this,” Goodman says. “I’m finding that there are so many people on the west side who don’t come to the east side. I’m finding that a lot.”

Reach Carrie Rengers at 316-268-6340 or crengers@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @CarrieRengers.

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