Monday, October 17, 2016

The Green Goose's Second Location Now Open in Webster Groves

Posted By on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 6:18 AM

click to enlarge The Green Goose's second location is in Webster Groves. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • The Green Goose's second location is in Webster Groves.
After five years of successful business at its Hampton Avenue location, The Green Goose Resale and Consignment opened a second location on August 27 in Webster Groves (1267 Laclede Station Road, 314-961-4444) — a spot that's three times the size of the original.

Owner Robin McNabb used to travel the country managing operations for Budweiser's famous clydesdales. Originally their handler, she later became assistant to the horses' general manager.

During her travels loved to stop and visit antique stores and small home decor boutiques. After she left her position with Budweiser, she felt that was something she'd like to curate full-time in St. Louis, and the Green Goose was born — "green" to emphasize recycling and reusing, and the "goose" just for fun. (The store has an actual decorative green goose at its entrance; you might also see the goose traveling to different events in town.)

The Green Goose specializes in quality resale and consignment furniture and decor that’s reasonably priced. While the shop does have some antiques, it’s the opposite of what you might think of as an antique store. The vibe is decidedly un-stuffy. You’re just as likely to find a Pottery Barn dining room table as a family heirloom. The Webster Groves storefront is 6,000 square feet of everything, from couches to vases to artwork.

The Green Goose also hosts furniture painting workshops on Sundays, and sells chalk paint for those crafty folks who like to pick up old furniture and DIY it. In addition to resale and consignment furniture, there's a small selection of candles, greeting cards and jewelry.

If you’re interested in consigning furniture or decor, the Green Goose splits profits from furniture 50/50 with the original owner, and 60/40 for other items, with 40 percent going back to the original owner. Items brought to the Webster Groves location are displayed and sold there, and the same for items brought to the Hampton location.

The Green Goose also supports Safe Connections, a local non-profit organization committed to reducing the impact and incidence of relationship violence and sexual assault through education, crisis intervention, counseling and support services.

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click to enlarge The new storefront is 6,000 square feet. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • The new storefront is 6,000 square feet.
click to enlarge A selection of Swan Creek candles. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • A selection of Swan Creek candles.
click to enlarge The Green Goose has a variety of home decor. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • The Green Goose has a variety of home decor.
click to enlarge Locally-made jewelry. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • Locally-made jewelry.
click to enlarge Seasonal merchandise. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • Seasonal merchandise.
click to enlarge The store's inventory is full of unique finds and updated frequently. - PHOTO BY LAUREN MILFORD
  • Photo by Lauren Milford
  • The store's inventory is full of unique finds and updated frequently.
Editor's note: A previous version of this story contained inaccurate information about the profit split between Green Goose and those selling items other than furniture. Forty percent goes to the owner, not 60 percent. We regret the error.


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