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Upgrade and Renovate Whats Upstairs!

We are upgrading are operations systems. We will renovate our 300 sq ft back room to create a usable community/office space.

About the campaign

At What's Upstairs Women's Consignment Clothing, we not only sell clothing, we also foster a sense of community by hosting workshops focused on health and wellness, women in business, and fundraising for local non profit organizations. We feel it's one of the most important functions.

We are proud to be able offer the mix of fashion, community and the practice of reuse, one of the most efficient forms of sustainability. While my mission has not changed in the eighteen years as an owner of this special place, my desire is to be able to expand so I can offer more to a greater number of women!

An Exciting New Step and How You Can Make An Impact

The first piece of this exciting project involves updating 400 square feet of the backroom -- a previously unusable space. This will allow me to offer this room for different community building purposes as well as generating more income for the business.

The second piece involves the implementation of new systems in accounting, inventory, and marketing. These important changes will allow my business to remain relevant in Portland's fast changing market -- I think it will also help the business run more efficiently.

Please consider buying a Square in my campaign to help this community business continue to thrive and grow in Portland!

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About What's Upstairs Consignment

What's Upstairs is a women's consignment clothing store open since 1984 we are the oldest store on NW 23rd. Our goal is to provide high quality, current consigned clothing at a reasonable price in a welcoming, and comfortable space. We support local artists by offering a large selection of hand made jewelry. It important to us that our customers leave the shop feeling great and looking wonderful while participating in sustainable practices through reuse.

I love to create a sense of community and connections at What's Upstairs. I offer the shop space in the evenings for community uses: fundraising events for non profits, events concentrating on health and wellness, networking events for women in business. Reuse is the a time honored way to promote a sustainable fashion movement, I know my shoppers and consignors feel good to be apart of this process.

What's Upstairs Consignment was established in 1984, and is located in Portland, OR.

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