I am typing this after signing the lease of our first 1,000 square foot warehouse, reflecting on how we got here in just over a year.
As a little girl, I fell in love with the idea of buying and selling things. I would go to the 99 cents store and buy cool things to sell to the neighborhood kids out of our garage. Before you knew it, I hired my little sister and all of the kids would come by to purchase our cool chairs, pencils, erasers, and slinkies. We used our toy cash register to bring in the big bucks. Viola! A store was born. I guess that’s where this all started.
At 10 years old, my mother enrolled me in club volleyball where my skill could catch up to my height. To compensate for the traveling costs of playing club, we had to figure out how to get some extra income to afford things. My mom taught us how to shop clearance racks at Macy’s with coupons in both hands. We would host garage sales often. I became in love with the idea that I could actually make money by selling clothes that I no longer needed, but were still stylish and in great shape. Soon, my garage sale selling hobby was able to get us the extra cash I needed to play club volleyball.
Eventually, I was highly recruited at the Division 1 level where I earned a volleyball scholarship.
The Diamond Hanger was born in my college bedroom. My tiny room became even tinier with brown boxes scattered all over. It was truly a hoarders bedroom, which by the way was a 360 turn for me. I spent my days, nights and weekends playing volleyball, studying for school and listing items on online. In between classes and volleyball practice, I would go home and ship all of the sold items. In my “free-time”, I would do research and read discussion forums on how to make my store even better.
After a few months of selling online, I was in awe after realizing the number of women that would buy a beautiful dress, but never wear it again. I thought to myself, “How many amazing memories can one dress bring?” But after one amazing memory, most dresses were in a cleaners bag waiting to be worn again. I realized that I wanted to give designer dresses a second chance and make it more affordable women to own them.
Once my vision became my reality, I spent long days searching for exclusive, one of a kind, designer dresses.
Each and every purchase is like finding a diamond in the ruff. Some of The Diamond Hanger’s dresses are new, some are vintage, while others are just a season away. Unique and different, most cuts will never be released by that designer again.
With my drive, passion and dedication I was able to grow my store to 3,000 items in just a year.
Thanks to our amazing loyal customers, we are now moving from two 300 sq ft storage units to a 1,000 square foot warehouse.
I want The Diamond Hanger to be a place that helps you complete a memory that will last a lifetime.
….And remember, dreams do come true!
The Diamond Hanger hopes that every dress lives up to its life long potential. To contact our purchasing department, please email firstname.lastname@example.org