It’s not often that a small business owner gets to launch their business twice. But such is the case for Mariana Jakobsen, owner of Savvy Sprouts, a consignment store for women and kids.
Jakobsen bought the building at 2701 Northwest Ave. three years ago and began remodeling it. Savvy Sprouts opened earlier this year on Earth Day, April 22 — but Jakobsen closed the shop July 1 due to a family emergency.
She reopened the store in early December and is eager to get back into the swing of things.
“I feel better prepared now,” she said. “It was challenging being a single mom and a sole proprietor.”
The 1,800-square-foot store is separated into several rooms, each with its own theme. There’s the eco baby boutique, with organic cotton onesies, cloth diapers and locally made items. There’s also a room for baby gear, such as strollers and cribs.
Jakobsen accepts consignment clothing for women and for children up to age 8. Though she says she’s very picky about what she accepts in the store, she’s adamant about reusing clothes — whatever doesn’t pass inspection gets donated to We Care of Whatcom County.
Jakobsen is also looking for local artisans interested in selling their products at the store. For more information, call Savvy Sprouts at (360) 671-7711.