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My Sister’s Attic at Pinnacle Peak expands

Some things are meant to get larger and this September My Sister’s Attic at Pinnacle Peak is embracing the motto ‘big is beautiful’ with a 40% expansion of the Valley’s favorite designer consignment furniture shop.

Shoppers looking for more wall art, china, crystal, furniture, lighting, rugs and patio accessories should head to My Sister’s Attic’s Grand Re-Opening Ceremony on Saturday, September 6th at 9:00 a.m., located at 23435 N. Pima Rd. in Scottsdale.

The first 50 shoppers in line will receive a FREE Swag Bag packed full with goodies from nearby Pinnacle Peak merchants.  Some of those items include Michael’s Creative Jewelry, Fast Frame, Subway, Pizza Hut, UPS Store, La Paloma Blanca Floral Boutique, Posh Pet Boutique and Spa, Starbucks, GoodyTwos, and a brand new piggy bank from My Sister’s Closet.

The 40% increase, or 2,000 square foot expansion will give shoppers more selection, room to browse and more opportunities to consign their own pieces.

“Because of where the store is located in North Scottsdale, My Sister’s Attic Pinnacle Peak always has some fantastic and original finds,” said CEO, Founder and sister Ann Siner. “And now with an extra 2,000 square feet of space, we will be able to really showcase those unique, one-of-a-kind gems that make My Sister’s Attic a cool spot for designer consignment furniture shopping.”

My Sister’s Attic locations:
Desert Village at Pinnacle Peak
23435 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone: 480-515-9708
Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun: 10am-6pm

Lincoln Village in Scottsdale
6208 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Phone: 480-607-4303
Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun: 10am-6pm

44th St in Phoenix
4025 N. 44th St Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: 602-957-2799
Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun: 10am-6pm

Fulton Promenade
4955 S. Alma School Rd. Chandler, AZ 85248
Phone: 480-722-1823
Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun: 10am-6pm

My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store is coming

My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store grand opening celebration is planned for July.

My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store grand opening celebration is planned for July.

First there was My Sister’s Closet (1991), then My Sister’s Attic (1997) and Well Suited (2001), and now the Valley’s most charitable sisters are at it again — opening My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store in July of 2014.

At approximately 3,200-square-feet, the first location of My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store will be located in Chandler at Fulton Promenade near Alma School and Chandler Heights.

“My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store will offer the best selection and prices of any thrift store in the Valley and the best part is shoppers won’t have to pay sales tax when making a purchase at the thrift store,” said CEO and Founder, Ann Siner.

This past year Siner and her sister, Co-Founder Jenny Siner along with Head Stylist and sister Tess Loo, donated 32-percent of the net profits from the My Sister’s Closet stores to charity.

sisters in the field wiht a bike“There are so many worthy organizations out there to support and we believe focusing on a few areas at once makes the most meaningful impact,” said Ann Siner. “This is why we are very proud and excited to share with you the formation of My Sisters’ Charities foundation, a 501©3 organization. My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic and Well Suited contribute revenue, manpower and unsold merchandise to the foundation, which in turn help to protect wildlife in peril, heal women leaving abusive relationships and end the euthanasia of unwanted dogs and cats.”

My Sisters’ Charities also held its first fundraiser in April of 2014, at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, to benefit SWCC and Defenders of Wildlife.

A grand opening celebration is planned for July. My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store is located at 4985 South Alma School Rd. in Chandler, AZ 85248 or you can reach the store by calling (480) 775.5282. To get more information go to mysisterscharities.com.

Owners of My Sisters consignment business - AZ Business Magazine March/April 2012

My Sister’s Consignment Business Expands Into California

Three siblings’ lucrative consignment business expands into California

From the moment you meet these three entrepreneurs, it’s obvious they’re sisters.
Articulate, well-dressed and blonde, they are undeniably of the same distinctive breed.

Ann Siner, Jennifer Siner and Tess Loo are the siblings behind Eco-Chic Consignments, Inc., better known to Valley shoppers as My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic and Well Suited. The sisters’ venture into consignment retailing has proven to be wildly successful, growing into a resale empire with revenue totaling more that $16 million in 2010, employing about 200 fashion-forward thinkers, catapulting the sisters into the forefront of Phoenix fashion, and changing the way Valley consumers shop.

“We shaped the face of retail in Phoenix,” says CEO, founder and oldest sister Ann Siner. “We have made it more acceptable to buy recycled.”

In 1991, the sisters — stocked with clothes they literally pulled out of their friends’ and siblings’ closets — opened My Sister’s Closet, an upscale consignment store with designer labels and strikingly low price tags, at Towne & Shopping Center in Phoenix’s Camelback Corridor. They soon expanded into Scottsdale and now have 10 locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Chandler. In 2011, the sisters opened two new stores in San Diego.

“What helped us succeed was changing the image of the resale store from the three Ds — dark, dirty, and dingy,” Ann Siner says, “to the three Cs — cute, clean and current.”

After finding success with their women’s resale clothing store, the sisters listened to the copious requests from customers for vintage furniture and opened My Sister’s Attic in 1999. Next came their men’s apparel store in 2001, which the women dubbed Well Suited.

“If I can just get you in the door, you will see that we are not your typical resale store,” Ann Siner says. “We will convert you into a resale shopper.”

The sisters have helped turned a lot of consumers into converts since the financial crisis hit in 2007. Diminishing disposable incomes, the appeal of stylish vintage pieces, and trends that favored sustainability fueled the sisters’ businesses.

“Our sales went through the roof,” says Jennifer Siner, co-founder and youngest sister.

Whereas five years ago designer bag-toting fashionistas would have scoffed at consignment shops and fled to Barney’s, today they shop resale. And they come in droves.

In a down economy, Eco-Chic Consignments has increased revenue by an average of 20 percent annually over the past four years. For the sisters, it’s a sign.

“Now is not the time to sit back and say we’ve done it all,” says Ann Siner. “We’ve got to keep looking forward, look at what’s new, listen to people, their feedback, and always look for what we can do to make it better.”

The sisters’ goal is to keep expanding in San Diego and duplicate the success and expansion they have accomplished in Phoenix.

“It’s been well received and people love shopping (at My Sister’s Closet),” Ann Siner says, “so we want to open more stores in San Diego and then hopefully just keep working up the coast.”

My Sister’s Closet
2033 E Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Arizona Business Magazine March/April 2012