It's out with the new and in with the old for Brynne Roberts, who closed the doors to Grand Rapids' high-end women's clothing shop Muse to open Rock Paper Scissors, a women's consignment boutique.Rock Paper Scissors Consignment Boutique
opened Feb. 1 in a 1,000-square-foot space at 145 Diamond Ave. SE, most recently occupied by Nest
before the home and garden shop moved into Bluedoor
on East Fulton in September.
"The space became available in the Blackport Building, which is known for socially responsible businesses," says Roberts. "I was going to do both stores, but someone came asking about the Muse space, so I thought it was a perfect opportunity to focus on this thing that I'm more passionate about."
All three Muse employees followed Roberts to Rock Paper Scissors, named to reflect the store's nostalgic and eclectic collection of women's clothing and accessories. Gently used garments are priced at least 50 percent below their original selling prices, providing customers with an accessible alternative to traditional retail and Roberts with a more sustainable business model.
"It's the way I like to shop," says Roberts. "I like the treasure hunt feel of finding the perfect thing that no one else has, and I thought that would be a fun way to do retail."
Rock Paper Scissors will hold a spring open house Apr. 14 to celebrate the opening with a sidewalk sale, giveaways and refreshments.
Source: Brynne Roberts, Rock Paper Scissors
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