Woodfin – Shannon Culton opened a consignment store in Woodfin for fellow parents to access gently used items. Culton recognized a need for affordable, quality clothing when she began fostering children two years ago.
“I want other foster parents and myself to have access to gently used items in case we get a call or a placement,” Culton says.
Silly Goose Children’s Consignment opened on May 15 at 306 Stone Ridge Boulevard in Woodfin. They stock a myriad of items from pregnancy up to preteens. Furniture, including cribs, toddler beds, strollers and car seats are also available. Plenty of toys and games are for sale.
“I [opened the store] myself, but I did have a lot of help from my sister-in-law and my niece. They helped me set the store up and paint the walls to get ready to open,” Culton says.
Silly Goose is located behind Dickies Half Price foods and next to WonderDog.
“We’re not on the main road—you have to find us a little bit. We’re getting the word out through Facebook, Instagram, and word of mouth,” Culton says.
Culton began by stocking the store with her own items and those from consigners. She invites any consigners to bring clothing, toys and household items to the store. Consigners get paid in cash or store credit once their items sell.
“I’ve always wanted to have some sort of consignment store or boutique or just be a business owner—I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do,” says Culton. “I’ve previously worked in childcare— after getting our first [foster care] placement. I really enjoy helping other foster parents or parents, in general, find things they need.”
Silly Goose is currently accepting fall and winter items from consigners that will hit the store floor in August. Requested items are larger items including strollers and boy’s items.
Culton is planning a community-centered back-to-school event this fall.
“We’re wanting to hold a community event for back to school. I don’t have all the details for that yet, but we’re looking at getting other locally owned businesses to have a back-to-school event where parents and even teachers can come and get things that will make the school year a little bit easier. They can get their clothes and stuff here and then we’re really close to a bookstore that does homeschool items,” Culton says.
Silly Goose is open Tues-Fri 10am-6pm and Sat 10am-4pm. They are closed Sun and Mon. Silly Goose’s address is 306 Stone Ridge Boulevard, Asheville. To contact, call
(828) 519-9034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.