What did you do before you opened To Be Continued?
I owned a recruiting business called Think Hire, Inc. We focused on sourcing software engineers and executives in the high-tech industry.
How did you come up with the concept for you store?
I love high fashion and finding bargains. I wanted to make bargain hunting for high fashion a luxurious experience; offering services, product and an atmosphere offered by the most haute brands in the world.
Do you have plans for additional stores?
Yes, we will be opening our first showroom in Paris, France this February. We are always looking at expanding domestically and may have some news on our next location very soon. Stay tuned!
What are the hottest fashion trends you see?
The eighties are back for sure. Shopping and selling what “was previously loved” is a huge trend right now; that I see only getting more fashionable and trendy. Sustainable practices are fashionable.
What is your best-selling luxury item?
Handbags … Specifically, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermes handbags.
Where do you see your business in 5 years?
I see us expanding in the domestic market with more brick and mortar boutiques. Expanding to Europe in some capacity is always part of our thought process. We are excited to be opening a showroom in Paris next month. We think it may be the first with more to come.
To whom do you attribute your fashion sense?
I have had a very strong sense of what I wanted to wear for as long as I can remember. Scouring fashion magazines and bargain shopping with my Mother were my childhood hobbies. Sitting back and studying the fashionable women of Paris and NYC were my college hobbies. So, I think my fashion sense is mostly innate but enhanced by observing the people and places which made an impression around me.
What fashion accessory do you never leave the house without?
My rings! I wear one on almost every finger and each one has a story, history and meaning. They remind me of people and places I love. They make me feel happy and I never leave the house without them.