Like numerous men and women, Troy Bennett and Krista Hanny of Rochester spent the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic decluttering their residence.

The couple started discarding some of their several unneeded and unsustainable goods, which eventually led to opening a resale store showcasing luxury equipment in Rochester’s South Wedge in August.

The 650-sq.-foot retail store, FOMO at 650 South Ave., is filled with pre-owned designer objects these as handbags, hats, scarves, wallets and sun shades. The shop is filled with products and solutions from Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Burberry. Every single merchandise will come with a certificate of authenticity following it is confirmed by a third social gathering.

Costs are competitive and differ. For illustration, you can expect to high-quality a $40 necktie along with a $1,400 purse. The retail store, like the pair’s North Winton Village home, is furnished with classic and upcycled products.

Whilst purging so lots of unneeded items in the very last calendar year, Hanny reflected that “it was a gross and discouraging experience.”

“So a lot time, income, and electrical power was wasted on throwaway things, not to mention the environmental impact,” she stated. “We claimed under no circumstances yet again to fast fashion and we vowed to live by the aged expressing ‘quality around quantity’ and given that then existence has in no way been much better. Now we only acquire higher excellent items, so we very own much fewer but we truly feel much richer.”

By Amalia