WICHITA — Sandy Harris had been in the resale business for 22 years when she left it in February.
“I told myself, no, that’s it, I want to do something else,” says Harris, who was at Trends Fashion Exchange on West Maple for the last 15 years.
Instead of changing careers as planned, though, Harris is now opening Closet Junkie in the Cherry Creek shopping center at Harry and Rock Road.
“There’s just a lot of traffic out here,” Harris says of choosing the center. She says there also aren’t many shops like hers on the east side.
Harris will buy used, trendy clothing and accessories from customers along with some furniture and housewares to sell in the shop.
“It’s what I love, and it’s what I know, and I’m good at it,” Harris says. “I’m ready to get back in it.”
Don Piros of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal for the 1,400-square-foot space.
The shop will open Aug. 4.
Harris says she misses her customers, many of whom she could predict exactly when they’d come to shop or what they would buy.
“It’s weird how after that many years, you make friends,” she says. “I kind of miss that.”