To make it look like she's put 100 percent into the store, Land O' Lakes business owner Jeanette Kahyaoglu puts in 200 percent.
That's what sets Little Amici Children's Boutique & Consignment apart—and that's why people come from all over the Bay area to shop and sell their items there, Kahyaoglu said.
"People will travel from all over because we're a little bit different," she said.
The store is organized by size and type of garment, with color-coded hangers and plenty of space. They only accept in-season items, so the store is not packed to the hilt. And the items they do have are "really clean," upscale and boutique brands.
No box store brands are accepted, except Target items in "perfect condition," Kahyaoglu said.
It's hard to look and not get overwhelmed when there's too much stuff, Kahyaoglu said. "You don't want to spend a lot of time digging."
Staying organized is part of the appeal that brings shoppers and consigners back again and again, she said.
That, and trust.
Kahyaoglu bought the store three years ago and moved it to its current location at 1906 Oak Grove Blvd. in Lutz. The previous owner operated the store in New Tampa for 8 years before that, she said.
"We have longevity and people know Little Amici by name," Kahyaoglu said. There's no worry that someone is going to bring in their $1,000 crib to consign only to have the store go out of business, she said.
The store carries everything from children's books to dance shoes, as well as maternity clothes. New, locally made items such as tutus, hairbows and baby bracelets also are available.
"The list is endless," Kahyaoglu said. "Basically anything you need for your child."
Interested in consigning items at Little Amici? Check out the store's website for details on what they accept and the consignment terms.
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