Profile: Kidz Closet & More
Category: #1 Consignment Store 2011
KAROL LEGGETT started sewing custom children’s clothes for Kidz Closet, located in Vestavia Hills, before buying the shop in 2007 and changing the name to Kidz Closet & More. In addition to a large variety of consignment clothes for children of all ages, the shop also offers a custom clothing line, Kidz Closet Designs, as well as gifts and on-site monogramming.
ALABAMA BABY & CHILD: Can you tell us a little about your family?
KAROL LEGGET: [I’ve been] married 11 years to Creg Leggett, and have two daughters, Emma (9) and Tessa (7).
ABC: Where were you born and what part of town do you live in now?
KL: [I was] born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and attended Troy University. I moved to Birmingham in 1996, and have lived in Vestavia since 2000.
ABC: Can you give us a brief history of Kidz Closet?
KL: Before I owned the store it was mainly consignment, with monogramming and small gifts items. After I purchased the store I expanded it from 1,200 square feet to over 3,000 square feet. We improved the quality of the consignment clothing, and began accepting teen and maternity consignment as well. We added new clothing and gifts for moms, teens, and children of all ages, as well as a custom clothing line that is exclusive to Kidz Closet & More. We continue to do on-site monogramming and appliqués, and added more toys and birthday gift items to the store, as well as children’s shoes. We
pride ourselves on listening to what our customers want and do our best to find these items at the best price.
ABC: What do you hope your customers take away from the store?
KL: We want our customers to find a unique store that meets their needs. We want to offer the customer who is consigning their clothing a fast and easy consignment process, where they can make the most for their clothing. We also want the shopper to find excellent consignment clothing at a fair price, in a clean, easy to manage store.
ABC: What’s your favorite item you carry?
KL: That’s a tough one . . . for kids, it would have to be our new Monkey Toe Shoes, and for Mom it would have to be our Reverse-a-Purse.
ABC: If you didn’t own the store what would you be doing?
KL: Probably own some other kind of store, or helping other store owners to grow their business.
ABC: What’s your favorite place to eat in Birmingham?
KL: Sekisui Sushi in Vestavia City Center.
ABC: What’s your favorite app or internet resource?
KL: Facebook—it’s the only way I have time to keep up with friends.
Kidz Closet & More
640 Montgomery Hwy
Birmingham, AL 35216
Category: Parent's Choice Awards