Media Contact: Sage Bishop, Owner
Dec. 12, 2012
Labels Women’s Consignment Store is moving its original store this spring to a larger Bellingham building, owner Sage Bishop announced today.
Labels purchased the former Al’s Honda property at 2336 James St., just south of Sunnyland Square. Bishop said the 5,000-square-foot building is twice as large as the current Labels store on Ellis Street. Bishop added there is much more traffic on James Street and many Labels customers also enjoying shopping at Trader Joe’s, Wee Ones Reruns and Deals Only, all within a block of the new location.
“The larger location also will enable us to add home décor and housewares as we did in February when our store on Northwest Avenue opened,” Bishop said. “Labels Northwest has been very successful in offering side tables, photos, art and throw pillows, plus products for kitchens and dining rooms, to complement our lines of women’s clothing and accessories. We’d been looking at the James Street area, so we jumped at the opportunity when this property became available.”
Bishop opened the first Labels store in 2004 at 1512 Ellis St. in downtown Bellingham. She expanded in 2007 with a second store, which moved in February to 3927 Northwest Ave., next to Chambers Chevrolet Cadillac.
Earlier this month, Labels surpassed 25,000 different consigners who have brought it products to sell. In comparison, Whatcom County has just over 200,000 residents.
“Most of our consigners are county residents, but we definitely picked up some Canadian consigners with the opening of Labels Northwest,” Bishop said. “We’re most proud thatmany of our original consigners from nearly nine years ago still shop with us.”
A grand-opening date for the James Street location will be announced in 2013. For more information visit www.labelsconsignment.com.