After working in the public utility industry for 19 years, Diane Jennings switched paths to be a stay at home mom for three years. Then, opportunity struck and Luca, her and her husband Brian’s maternity and kid “consignment couture” store was born. She celebrated its fourth birthday in January.
Your kids consignment store isn’t like other kids consignment stores I’ve been in.
We were compelled to create a boutique environment with super cute apparel, trendy accessories as well as baby gear for expectant moms and kids. Our concept was clean lines, vibrant decor and attention to detail. We keep it eclectic, fun and fresh at Luca.
I definitely think “chic boutique” when I think of Luca, not second-hand store.
We hand select each item based on current trends, style and brand. Accepting new consignors at all times helps ensure our store stays fresh with the newest available merchandise. We believe in quality and not necessarily quantity – though our store is large, we understand that better brands pass the test of time and wear.
What’s your son’s style like?
My son Luke, the namesake of Luca, recently turned eight. He is in second grade and loves to see his outgrown clothes in the store. He’s got hip style and his own taste for sure.
How do you find clothes for the store?
We have great relationships with several stores selling their overstocks, samples and closing inventories. In addition, we are authorized retailers of several mom-approved favorites such as Usborne Books, Piggy Paint, Wubbanub, Knot Genie and Amber Teething Necklaces. A significant portion of our pre-owned apparel and baby gear such as strollers, high chairs, cribs and changing tables are brought to us by our amazing consignors.
What’s your favorite look for a little boy and a little girl right now?
Anything navy, white and a touch of orange or yellow just speaks to me. It can be done is so many variations yet result in such different looks. A navy cardigan with yellow or white denim or vice versa never goes out of style.
Moms to be must be so happy to have a dedicated maternity shop in Warren.
From maternity outerwear to formal dresses and swimwear, our maternity selection is fantastic. We have a dedicated changing room so they can see exactly how beautiful an expecting mama to be looks.
193 Water Street, Warren