Local couple opens new consignment store
Local shoppers have more choices in Hays after Dora Lee's Upscale Resale, 2013 Vine, opened Oct. 1.
Co-owned by engaged couple Jonathan Burk and Dora Lee Vessell, the store offers a mix of consignments and new retail items. It shares half of the profits from consigned goods with the customer, unlike many similar businesses that can keep up to 70 percent, Burk said.
"We wanted to be on the consigning end ... but we wanted to be one that handled a little bit of everything," Burk said. "Some of the other consignment stores don't handle clothing, and some don't handle furniture."
The store carries clothing, homemade pieces, jewelry, makeup, purses, perfume, cologne, home decor, seasonal themes, electronics and other items. The store also offers custom built computers and computer repairs.
Burk, who has lived in Hays since 2005, said he previously operated a screen printing shop and a telemarketing firm in Oklahoma and Colby.
Dora Lee's Upscale Retail is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
* MATTHEW KENWRIGHT, HDN