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My Sisters’ Charities generates $72k in one year

One year since opening its doors, the My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store in Chandler has many things to celebrate, especially the staggering $72,000 in donations generated for the non-profit’s benefitting organizations.

“We are thrilled with the success of My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store and amazed at what we were able to accomplish in just one short year,” said Ann Siner, who founded and owns Eco-Chic Consignments in 1991 along with her sister, Jenny Siner. “My Sisters’ Charities is committed to supporting organizations aimed at wildlife preservation, helping women in abusive relationships and ending euthanasia of homeless pets, and we know our contribution will make a difference.”

The company includes popular designer consignment stores My Sister’s Closet , My Sister’s Attic and Well Suited, all of which contribute merchandise and manpower to the My Sisters’ Charities Thrift Store.

The $72,000 in charitable revenue was donated to roughly 15 nonprofits, including the Arizona Humane Society, HALO Animal Rescue, AZ Nature Conservancy, Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, Fresh Start, and Defenders of Wildlife.

First opened July 2014, the 3,200 square-foot thrift store carries everything from clothing, accessories, furniture and household items at ultra-discounted prices and weekly sales, including regular $1 specials on featured fashions.


End of Summer Progressive Sale at My Sister's Closet and Well Suited

Drum roll please…the dog days of summer are upon us, but ladies and gentleman get ready for the moment we have waited for all season at My Sister’s Closet and Well Suited — the end of Summer Progressive Sale.

From August 12 – August 23 visit any of the My Sister’s Closet and Well Suited locations and watch the deals soar from 20-70% off everything in the store. That includes all of your favorite designer clothing, handbags, shoes, hats, fine jewelry and accessories.

Aug 12-14 – 20% off everything in the store

Aug 15-18 – 30% off everything in the store

Aug 19-21 – 50% off everything in the store

Aug 22-23 – 70% off everything in the store

Everything must be sold by 4 p.m. on Friday, August 23 to make way for new fall looks. The MSC and WS stylists will then pull all the off-season looks from the racks and donate truckloads of clothing to various Valley charities. The stores will still accept consignments on August 23 through regular closing times.

Get a good night’s sleep and get in line early because on Saturday, August 24 the doors to My Sister’s Closet and Well Suited will open promptly at 8 a.m. for the annual Fall Unveiling. This is an opportunity for shoppers to get their hands on one-of-a-kind fall looks you would only see on the runway.

“This is one of the most exciting times of the year at My Sister’s Closet and Well Suited,” said sister and head stylist, Tess Loo. “We start the Progressive Sale on Monday where the deals skyrocket over 12 days from 20-70% off. We then close the doors early on the last day, clear the racks and donate truckloads of clothes to charity. It’s all to make room for 100,000 new items that will be added to the racks for our Fall Unveiling on Saturday, August 24. What more could a girl ask for?”

My Sister’s Closet Locations

Desert Village at Pinnacle Peak
Lincoln Village in Scottsdale
Town & Country in Phoenix
Las Tiendas in Chandler

About My Sister’s Closet and Eco-Chic Consignment
Eco-Chic Consignments, Inc. is a family of three high-end designer consignment concepts— My Sister’s Closet(women), My Sister’s Attic (home furnishings) and Well Suited (men). Each store sells consigned items at 60 – 90% below retail value. Founded more than 20 years ago, Eco-Chic Consignments, Inc. has since grown into a $23+ million business with 13 locations in some of the nicest neighborhoods of Arizona and California. The company ranked no. 2,896 on the Inc. 5000 list. To learn more about Eco-Chic Consignments, Inc. and its resale brands, visit mysisterscloset.com.


Mother's Day Gift Ideas Beyond Breakfast In Bed

How many times does Mother’s Day slide under the radar until it is too late to find a creative and thoughtful gift for one of the most important people in our lives? That’s because mothers tend to be the ones to remind us of these special occasions.

Don’t be caught without a killer gift idea for Mom this year. Check out these great gift ideas to fit your mom’s personality and surprise her with something more than the typical flowers, chocolates and breakfast in bed!

perfume copyFor the Traveler

For the mother who is always out and about, Travalo will allow her to carry perfume with her at all times without the inconvenience of a glass bottle. Travalo is a refillable atomizer bottle with a patented easy-fill system. Best of all, it is TSA approved. us.travalo.com

wstopper copyFor the Wine Lover

For the wine lovers who have just about everything, soiréehome offers stopair. This vacuum wine pump keeps the bottle as airless as possible after opening and also serves as a bottle stopper. When it’s not occupying a wine bottle, stopair can be used for liquor and olive oil. soireehome.com

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The Cuisine R-EVOLUTION kit equips foodies with the ability to create at-home unique culinary presentations. The introductory molecular gastronomy kit guides users to create delicious balsamic vinegar pearls, soy sauce foam, chocolate spaghetti, tzatziki spheres and mint caviar beadsh. Mom will be cooking up new masterpieces in the kitchen in no time! Molecule-R.com

Color BarFor the Jewelry Lover

Customized jewelry from Kendra Scott Color Bar at the Scottsdale Quarter is a great way tie mom’s favorite colors and shapes into a beautiful piece of jewelry. Customers choose from 26 semi-precious stones and 23 silhouettes in gold and silver on a 55-inch, touch-screen monitor. Then, the jewelry is handmade right before your eyes! kendrascott.com

handbagFor the High-End Thrifty Shopper

Gifts from My Sister’s Closet and My Sister’s Attic can be far more meaningful than any department-store purchase. These treasure coves offer unique finds and high-end designer names. A beautiful handbag or pearl necklace will please any thrifty mom and save your credit card some unnecessary stress. mysisterscloset.com

concertFor the Event Goer

Take the whole family for a day trip to the Flagstaff area! The Beach Boys Special Mother’s Day Performance will be at Pepsi Amphitheater on Sunday, May 12 at 2 p.m. Come for brunch and stay for tunes from the West Coast band, celebrating their 50th year. Even better, this even will benefit the Flagstaff Medical Group. pepsiamp.com

MassageFor the Pampered

How about a family road trip to Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona? Let mom have some time at the spa and enjoy morning yoga classes while the rest of the family is entertained with Sedona adventures including hiking, fishing, jeep tours and horse back riding. Each Amara spa treatment includes chakra, a practice used to capture the physical, mental and spiritual energy to rejuvenate and cleanse a targeted part of the body. Best of all, Amara offers all-inclusive packages for easy planning.  amararesort.com


Tax Day Deals Around Scottsdale

With April 15 around the corner that can only mean one thing—tax day! While no one likes filing their taxes, everyone loves a deal. So take the stress out of the day and enjoy it by visiting any of the places below for some great tax day deals.

Tres Chile Margarita-1Z’Tejas

At Z’Tejas, your first margarita is only $4.15 on tax da! All of Z’Tejas award-winning frozen ‘ritas are uniquely-crafted and mixed with fresh flavors, delivering satisfaction to your taste buds. The food menu, largely influenced by the south, signifies the bold robust flavors of Arizona, California, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. Visit one of six Valley Z’Tejas locations for a tax break this April 15! ztejas.com

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Buy one cupcake, get one free (limit of one per person) on tax day! Sprinkles Cupcakes are a deliciously sophisticated update on an American classic. Baked fresh in small batches throughout the day, Sprinkles cupcakes are handcrafted from the finest ingredients and contain no preservatives, trans fats or artificial flavors. Sprinkles is located at 4501 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. sprinkles.com

Kelly's Burger1Kelly’s At SouthBridge

Looking to celebrate the end of tax season with a delicious meal? Kelly’s At SouthBridge in Old Town Scottsdale is offering 20% off your entire bill for lunch and dinner on Monday, April 15. Kelly’s is a staple in downtown Scottsdale’s dining district. Located on Sixth Avenue, the 8,000-square-foot swanky pub and eatery offers traditional pub classics mixed with exceptional modern cuisine. Kelly’s at SouthBridge is located at 7117 East Sixth Avenue. kellysatsouthbridge.com

Rejuvena B12 ShotRejuvena Health and Aesthetics

Feel rejuvenated after your taxes are filed with a $5 Vitamin B12 shot at Rejuvena Health and Aesthetics. Vitamin B12 shots are great for an energy boost, weight loss, fighting depression and stress. Patients have also noticed improvement in their sleep patterns, reduced allergies and less frequent and severe headaches after getting a B12 shot. To redeem this offer, call to book your appointment for the week of Monday, April 15. Must mention this tax day deal when booking! werejuvenate.com

handbagMy Sister’s Closet

No need to fret this tax day! Consign your designer handbag at My Sister’s Closet or Well Suited on April 15 and the Valley’s most popular designer consignment stores will give you money back and an extra $20 gift card. My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic and Well Suited for men are always looking for designer handbags, clothing, shoes, jewelry, home décor and furnishings throughout the year for consignment. This tax day, the extra $20 gift card is to give something back to everyone who fought hard this year to hold onto more of their earnings. mysisterscloset.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