Amanda Schairer loved shopping for her kids at Restyle Child in Birmingham’s Rail District. So when the consignment boutique for children closed up last summer, she knew there was still a demand. “I was a big shopper there, and when they closed last summer, I saw a big need for this kind of shop,” she said. She took the plunge and opened Piccolo Penguin Boutique, 2123 Cole Street, where Schairer offers new and consignment clothing for children, age newborn to 12 years. “It’s all upscale,” she said. “We offer some lines,” of new clothes, she said, “and then the resale is all upscale brands and in really good conditions. A lot of the stuff I’m getting in still has the original price tags on it.” When she decided to open, Schairer posted on Facebook, and people have been bringing her their children’s clothes. “It has not been hard to get,” she said. Nor difficult to find shoppers, she said, ideally located next to Born Yoga, down the street from Goldfish Swim School, and near a couple of dance studios. “There’s a lot of family traffic, so as soon as I put my sign out, people were coming in,” the Birmingham resident said.
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