Take a look through Gerri’s Closet


Going green is the new movement, and what better way to go green than to shop at a trendy consignment store? Gerri’s Closetis an upscale clothing store that carries junior and women’s casual and career clothing. It was voted #1 Beacon’s Best in 2007.

The owner of Gerri’s Closet is Gerri Talevich, a native of Ashland, Ohio. She loves clothing, accessories and putting outfits together for people. Talevich is currently a member of Northeast Ohio Resale Association and National Association of Resale and Thrift. She used to work in retail and would frequent another consignment store where she thought, “I could do this, and I would love it.” She talked to the owner and got an overview of what they did and how to run a thrift store. The rest is history. She opened Gerri’s Closet and began her career in consignment. 

“Consignment stores have taken off because of the ‘go green’ movement," Talevich said. "Consumers are savvier so they shop for used clothes. There’s something for everyone at Gerri’s Closet because the clothing is slightly worn but it doesn’t show wear.” 

Jewelry and accessories are all bought and sold new. They carry a few consigned handbags as well as new, and they have a wide selection of new hats, scarves and belts.

They relocated a year and a half ago to their current location on 4195 Massillon Road in Uniontown, Ohio. Gerri hopes that her company will continue to grow and expand into new areas of accessories in the next five to 10 years. 

For those looking for something fun and unique to do, Gerri's Closet frequently hosts interesting events. “We always have some new and exciting event planned each month. We have an e-mail list for upcoming events.” Talevich said. 

When asked why Gerri’s Closet is unique, Talevich said, “It is a consignment store, but it doesn’t have the consignment store feel – it’s large and not crowded. There is always good music on and coffee when you walk in. It’s a notch or two from what you’d expect a typical consignment store to be.”

Friday, May 28, 2010