Make Your Own Luck at Lucky U in Burien

Olde Burien is secret shopping and dining strip of two blocks just 4.6 miles or 10 minutes from Seatac Airport.  Olde Burien.  It is home to many businesses including an italian restaurant, a bar, a theater, a thai restaurant, a beauty spa, a gift shop, and Lucky U.

Lucky U, a consignment shop, just celebrated their one year anniversary in July (woo hoo!) and business is booming!  After a coffee date last week with my gal pals on the outdoor patio of the 909 Coffee and Wine, I strolled through Olde Burien and popped into Lucky U – wanting for absolutely nothing but open to any impulse item.

Lucky U Owner, Gina

Gina Sullivan is the smiling face that will greet you at Lucky U.

Gina Sullivan, head honcho at Lucky U, resides in Burien and her business partner, sister Alexis Stamati,  lives in West Seattle.   These go-getters have three kids between the two of them and have created a schedule that helps to run the always evolving shop in a way that works for both of their families.  Gina is present daily, except Saturdays, to help the customers navigate the never-ending racks of shoes, clothes and accessories.  On most Saturdays, (their niece also fills in) Alexis is on the one behind the counter.  She has a “real job” in marketing during the week.

The sisters had dreamed of opening a consignment shop.   Gina was frustrated with so many physical problems that come from working as a dental hygienist and was ready for a change  (They must not tell you that your body will break down in hygiene school!)  When the old Fireweed Bead space in the middle of the block next to the 913 bar became available, they began to spruce it up for Lucky U.

Lucky U owner, Gina, writing checksGina is writing checks to consigners.

 This trip I ended up with a new-to-me vintage leather jacket.

Lucky U Fur Rack

Who needs a fur for fall?  You can’t have the brown leather ‘poppin tags’  jacket on the far left because I bought it!Lucky U Trying on Furs

Yum!

Lucky U pants rack.The sale rack in the doorway of the store.  You must stop and sift through this!:

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DSC_0418Handbags are stowed on a shelf just above eye level.  They feature both designer and less expensive labels.  Of course you read my blog post on the best place to buy a Prada ANYTHING!
DSC_0410This seasonal dress was perfect!

Lucky U accepts your gently used items on Thursdays and Saturdays.  The two day selection schedule allows for the sisters’ different tastes to mix it up.  Gina likes more current, designer items and Alexis prefers to fill the shop with more eclectic, vintage items.

Lucky U Glitz and GlamourLucky U carries formal wear as well – everything for the bride to the Homecoming Queen.

DSC_0433I just may need some houndstooth pants!

Lucky U Jewelry

In addition to previously-owned clothing and accessories, Lucky U also features hand made jewelry, cards and paintings.  They use two different local jewelry designers, Ann Davis and Diana Cox, who drop off their creations for a 70/30 split.  “We understand that handmade items involve more time and creativity, so we want to give them a larger cut,” Gina says with a big smile on her face.

Lucky U Boot SelectionBoots, boots, boots!  This is only some of the selection that Lucky U offers for fall.  Do you have boots that you don’t wear? Bring them in.

The agreement for sold items is a 50/50 split. Lucky U asks that items that have gone unsold after 60 days be picked up or clients have the option of having Lucky U donate the pieces for them.  They are also a drop off point for the Highline Schools For Excellence Project PROMise – a non-profit program that acquires dresses, shoes and accessories for local high school girls so they can attend their prom properly pampered.

In the near future, the Lucky U ladies plan on incorporating a mix of new items with their already tasteful mix of pre-owned picks.

Stop by and meet these incredible ladies and feel free to bring in a bag of clean must-have items or just pop on over from the airport for a fun field trip to Olde Burien.

Lucky U is open everyday but Monday.

 

 

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  1. Tried to pick up my item at Lucky U today, and found that theu didn’t open @ 11 (I waited 40 minutes), their listed phone # doesn’t work, and their website isn’t active. They had Christmas lights in the window, but I’m wondering if they are still in business.

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