Adieu To The Clothes Closet

It’s always a sad day when we bid farewell to a worthy, and FRIENDLY competitor. Not competitor even, really. More like a compatriot, a kindred spirit and a trusted fellow business owner. So, with sadness we share what we only just learned, that The Clothes Closet in Lake Oswego, will close permanently on June 21st.

I’ve known Kimberly, the owner for many years and we’ve talked business, shared stories and collaborated on quite a few Resale Bus Tours. We’ll miss her and being able to refer customers looking for quality resale.

We appreciate the high road The Clothes Closet is taking, ensuring that all consignors will be paid, giving sufficient notice for people to claim their consigned goods. Too often in our industry, shops close abruptly and disappear. That sort of treatment of consignors gives the resale industry a bad name and causes doubt in potential future consignors.

By taking the ethical path, The Clothes Closet reassures the consigning public (and the potential consignors) that ours is a professional

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industry, that we are savvy and committed business owners.

To anyone reading this who shopped or consigned at The Clothes Closet, we say welcome! We will try to live up to the high level of quality and attentive service to which you were accustomed, and look forward to serving you in the future. Please come say hi, we’re just 10 minutes or less up Highway 43 in the Johns Landing neighborhood; one block off Macadam on Carolina Street (Watch for the Pet Loft on the corner for where to turn!)

We thank The Clothes Closet for the many years of friendly “competition” and camaraderie and hope that Here We Go Again can serve you in their absence. Come in and say “HI!”


Author: Chris Gauger

Chris is a self-confessed resale fashionista. A fashion recycler from an early age, she learned the consignment business from her mother, Jan Gauger, at omt divine resale in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chris moved to Portland, Oregon in 1990 and immediately felt at home, among her people. She started Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale Boutique in 1992 and has never looked back. The second location of her store opened in 1997. Chris loves pretty much everything about clothes and fashion, but she has a serious boot and shoe addiction that is fed by the two stores. It's doubtful she will ever be recovered. In addition to clothes, Chris loves mentoring young women and teaching them about what it takes to run and manage a small business. She has employed some pretty remarkable women over the years and is grateful for all they've done to help grow Here We Go Again. She is a Hoosier by birth, but was raised in Nebraska. She has two sisters who continue to run the consignment store there, and one brother who has sense enough to stay out of the way. Her husband of twenty-seven years, is a land use planner and the fix-anything-guru that Chris relies upon more often than she'd like.

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