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As a mom of an almost 3 year-old little boy named, Luca, (who she describes as “kind of the coolest kid on the planet”) Michele Starbeck discovered that, like most moms, her body shape and size changed after the birth of her son.
“Having a baby and being a mom is amazing,” Michele shared. “But I haven’t really felt great about myself since, especially when shopping. I missed the cute boutiques and variety of clothing, but it was hard to find things in my new size. About a year ago I Googled ‘plus size consignment’ and was really surprised to not find anything near me. It kind of bugged me for a few days so I called a friend who works at a vintage shop in St. Paul and picked her brain. As it turns out, there is a high demand for plus size consignment clothing, just not a lot of options on where to buy them.”
Being an ambitious person by nature, Michele shared that she did some research on the topic. She even posted her idea within a plus size Facebook Group and the response was an overwhelming “YES!” Within an hour or two there were 100+ women begging her to please create a plus-sized consignment shop in the Savage, MN area. Fueled by the information she had gathered and the support of others, Michele went into action
“I started a business plan for my consignment store dream, but was planning on implementing it at a later date. But then the location on West 124th street fell into my lap. I totally wasn’t ready, but remembered the lesson my dad had taught me. His words, “If we didn’t do anything until we were ready, we’d never do anything” inspired me to just go for it! I signed the lease and started transforming the location from a dark dated antique store to a bright airy sparkly boutique!
I’m so blessed to have had the help and support of my boyfriend who (thank God) does construction and helped every step! My mom was a big help too and was always there to calm me down when things weren’t going right. Stacked Consignment is officially open now and I am blessed beyond measure thanks to the support of family and friends. I’m so excited to give women a place to shop and chat and feel beautiful and encouraged and worthy.”