Creative Louisville: Allie Decker * Ivory Consignment

Meet Allie.

I haven’t yet met Allie but after she dropped me a line about her new venture – Ivory Consignment – I was excited to share her story. Talk about an entrepreneur, Allie is only 22 and is already well underway with her first venture, a pop-up women’s consignment shop.

Seeing a bit of a void in the marketplace for the younger consigner, Allie is launching her business next month with her first pop-up. So mark your calendar –  It will be May 20 – 21st in Celebration Hall at First Baptist Church in Middletown (11711 Main Street, 40243). I’ve included all the hours and details below. She’s planning on having tons of great brand names – so you’ll definitely want to check it out.

We all know I love a good closet clean out (want me to help you out with one this summer? drop me a note – danielle@louwhatwear.com – i’d love to help get you organized) and if you’re looking to get rid of some good stuff in your closet, you can get all the details on how to sell your stuff over here. You’ll get up to 60% off the value of your items and the best part, YOU set the price. So check out the details and then learn more about Allie! 

Ivory Consignment Pop-Up Sale
May 20 – 21st
Celebration Hall at First Baptist Church 
11711 Main Street 40243 

Public Sale
Fri., May 20     9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sat., May 21     9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Public HALF-OFF Sale
Sat., May 21     1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Many items will be marked 50% off.)

GENERAL 

* Names: Allie Decker 

* Company: Ivory Consignment

Owner, Enthusiast, & Creative

I was raised on consignment. My momma has owned KidStuff Consignment Sale (similar concept for children) since I was two. I’m twenty-two. She started in the garage of my childhood home, and now she serves women and families in Kentucky and Indiana. I started selling my own items at age 7 and working a register at age 12; consignment is a way of life for me. As I grew up and out of the target audience for KidStuff, I realized there wasn’t a similar choice for women. So, I created it.

My mom. Like, I’ve always been inspired by her, but now I have this crazy respect for the fact that she built this consignment empire out of our garage. She loves to serve others, and that’s why she’s so loved and successful. I’m also inspired by the massive creative community in Louisville. I truly feel like anything is possible here, and I’m so glad I can finally join the thriving ranks of those who’ve started businesses and inspired others. It’s super cool to be able to call myself an entrepreneur.

Simple. Personal. Growing.

Introverted. Thankful. Growing.

This business started as an academic capstone project for college. Now, it’s real and tangible and happening!

I was born and raised here, yet it’s always changing. I went away for a while for college, which made this city even sweeter. It’s small enough to know the best places and best people, but big enough that you can still get lost. My family is also here, which I guess is the easy answer.

The Highlands/St. Matthews mix.

I’m going to redefine drink here and say that there’s nothing quite as good as an afternoon Vanilla Latte from Safai Coffee. (While you’re there, grab a Snickerdoodle crêpe – you’ll thank me.)

Blue Dog Bakery, especially their “Saltimbocca” sandwich

It may not be super fancy, but I really enjoy a sushi spread from Dragon King’s Daughter.

Jack Fry’s has incredible gnocchi. I’d even dare to say it’s better than the gnocchi I had in Italy.

Any Saturday morning spent at a Bardstown Road Farmer’s Market is a good Saturday morning.

Clifton’s Pizza Co. I really thought I loved cheese, and then I ate their 8 Cheese pizza. Holy mozzarella.

Highland Morning for a biscuit and gravy omelette, followed by a long walk down Frankfort Ave., topped off by a Kentucky Mule at The Silver Dollar.

A healthy mix of my momma’s successes, a visible need in the local marketplace, my desire to own my own venture, and my academic capstone project for college.

First, Ivory organizes, advertises, and executes consignment pop-up events throughout Louisville (and hopefully other cities in the future). There are tons of awesome local consignment shops, but there just isn’t a business model like mine. Secondly, Ivory offers a higher percentage of sales for consignors (60%). Other shops offer between 20-40%. Thirdly, the Ivory team is working really hard to make our pop-up events super focused on the local community. We’ll be featuring vendors, local catering, and tons of other things to showcase Louisville’s talent and strong women. The way I look at it, we’re all in it for the same reason: We’re sharing clothing, skills, and talent. Ivory is just the catalyst for that collision.

We’re looking at unreal prices for a priceless inventory of items, plus some great ladies to come shop it! I do hope it’ll just be a big party.

We’re hoping to see a great mix of brands! So far, we’ve got names such as Michael Kors, Lucky Brand, Anthropologie, H&M, Steve Madden, Lululemon, Gap. J.Crew, and Aldo. But I can’t give it all away!

 

Lauren Conrad, for sure.

For Allie: College graduation! For Ivory: Growing in Louisville, and hopefully moving the concept throughout the state and into some bigger cities. I’d also love to be able to grow the vendor base and showcase even more of the creative talent here in Louisville.

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2 Comments

  1. connie christian wrote:

    In what other locations will your pop-ups appear in Louisville? What do you mean by pop-up? There is the former JJ’s Consignment shop, whose demise is still being felt in this neighborhood – a fabulous location for a consignment shop.

    Posted 4.23.16 Reply
    • Danielle wrote:

      Hi Connie –
      Allie will need to fill you in on any future pop-ups for Ivory. I’d recommend heading to her site to drop her a note. By pop-up she means the shop will be temporary and only open for the days indicated next month.
      Thanks!
      danielle

      Posted 4.25.16 Reply