Hi there! I’m Amy Penny.
I call myself a thrifty shopaholic. And definitely a shopping enabler.
My personal claim to fame in middle school was that I could draw out a map of the mall and label every store.
Yes, I’m also kind of a nerd.
I never thought that I could turn my love of shopping into a sustainable career. As many people do, I took a more practical route and ended up with a degree in math, married to my high school sweetheart, living in the suburbs working as a stay at home mom with 2 small children.
Like many new stay at home moms I was concerned about transitioning to one income while feeding and clothing another little body. I was introduced to children’s consignment sales by my best friend and I was hooked from the minute I stepped inside that chilly fairgrounds building. Squeezing in between other moms to dig for the pieces that were perfect for my son was like a hormone fueled treasure hunt. From the beginning, Nate wore adorable, mostly secondhand clothing. Now both my boys wear 90% secondhand/thrifted clothing.
Amy’s Evolving Closets has combined several things that are most dear to me- high quality clothes for a steal, making connections with others (especially busy moms!), number crunching spreadsheets, being a good steward of resources and supporting adoption. 100% of AEC profits go to fund the adoption of our son from Burundi and other adopting families.
When I am shopping for my clients I apply the same passion as when I am shopping for my own family. I want to find exactly what you are looking for and pass along those crazy good prices, too!
Off to shop…