This month’s Spotlight on a Business sponsored by the Red Bud Chamber of Commerce features Second Chance Consignment & Boutique located at 114 W. Market Street.
Gina (Reinhold) Montroy, owner and operator, was born and raised in Prairie du Rocher. She opened the shop on Aug. 22, 2014. Gina purchased, renamed, relocated and took over the previous consignment shop in Red Bud, Twice Upon a Time which was located at 204 S. Main and owned by Cari Lucht.
“I have always wanted to have my own upscale consignment shop and boutique. It has been a long time dream of mine for many years. Two years ago it became a reality and now is my career and my passion,” said Gina. Gina’s mother, Patricia Reinhold also puts in many hours organizing and working to help keep the business running smoothly. Second Chance Consignment & Boutique is an upscale consignment shop. Gina only accepts items that are new, like new or gently used. All items must be in season, in style and no older than five years old. She accepts items by appointment only and no more than 60 items at a time, neatly folded in boxes, totes or laundry baskets.
The items will be consigned for 90 days and you get 50 percent of the selling price. Your account can be cashed out at the end of the 90 days, or you can choose to leave the money in your account to use as store credit. When you use store credit, you get 10 percent off your purchases. Gina also sells on eBay. If your item is sold on eBay you will get 40 percent of the selling price. Popular brands in the clean, organized and inviting 1100 square foot store include Under Armour, North Face, American Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, The Buckle, Miss Me, Silver, Ann Taylor, Coldwater Creek, CJ Banks, Maurices, Chico’s, Carter’s, Osh Kosh, Justice, Crazy 8, Gymboree, Children’s Place, Sperry, Converse, Nike, Motherhood, Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Miche, Vera Bradley and many more.
“Our prices are a fraction of what you pay in department stores, but right here in Red Bud,” Gina said. There are over 500 consignors from all over including Collinsville, New Athens, Smithton, Freeburg, Belleville, Chester, Marissa, Waterloo, Columbia and more. Hundreds of new items are added to the floor weekly so she encourages shoppers to stop by often. The shop includes apparel and shoes for the entire family from infant through teen, ladies’ petite through plus sizes and mens small through 3XL. There is a large selection of purses, wallets, backpacks and diaper bags along with jewelry, hair accessories and sunglasses. Also mens dress clothes, suits and ties, mother of the bride dresses, nursing scrubs, maternity clothes, many of your favorite major league and NCAA sports team apparel, Harley Davidson apparel, sports equipment and apparel, baby equipment, toys, video games and stuffed animals. There is also a large selection of home decor, collectibles, glassware, pictures and kitchen items along with window treatments, shower curtains, comforter and bedding sets.
“We always have 50 percent off racks of clothing plus every Tuesday is 10 percent off storewide and every Thursday you get to draw for 10, 15 or 20 percent off your purchase,” she said.
Gina is also an Independent Beauty Consultant for Lemongras Spa and has the full line at Second Chance. The products are 97-100 percent natural and organic with over 400 products to choose from, once again, you will find something for the entire family. All of the products are gluten-free, with no harmful chemicals, preservatives, synthetic fragrances or additives, affordably priced and made in the United States. Stop by to grab a last minute gift for birthday, anniversary, baby shower, bridal shower, get well or just because. Learn more about Lemongrass Spa, see the entire line or shop the products at www.ourlemongrassspa.com/7219. You can contact Gina for more information on how you can earn free product or purchase products at 25% off.
To check out the shop and spa go to www.consignmentredbudil.com or www.ourlemongrassspa.com/7219. Email [email protected] or call 618-282-7355. Find us, follow us and Like us on Facebook to keep up with our changing inventory.
Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. Will stay later by appointment only.
Gina stated “We are here to help you save gas, time and money while looking your best and shopping local!”