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Coworking with Alexandria Keener Hammond

She's the owner of My Girlfriend's Wardrobe
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Alexandria Keener Hammond

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Alexandria Keener Hammond is owner of My Girlfriend’s Wardrobe, a consignment boutique in York, Pennsylvania offering everything from Birkenstock to Burberry. Hammond started the shop when she was a sophomore in college, beginning online only in 2012 before opening its storefront a year later.

How would you describe your job to someone who doesn’t work in retail? Personal shopper, tech support, emotional support, retail superhero.

One thing we can’t guess about your job from your LinkedIn profile? Exactly how much I love helping my customers and consignors.

What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on? Working with a nonprofit and giving deserving women clothing as they work towards a better life. Helping them pick out clothing and gain a bit of confidence is very rewarding.

Which emerging retail trend are you most excited about this year, and why? The boost in the secondhand market. One, because I own a consignment store. Two, because I remember when shopping secondhand wasn’t “cool.” Three, I love how sustainable it is and the true impact it has on our environment. Four, I love to help customers and consignors save money.

What’s your go-to coffee order? Vanilla iced coffee, extra vanilla.

Worst piece of advice you’ve received? See how things go…

What was your favorite retail product when you were 15, and what’s your favorite retail product now? Charm bracelets at 15. Now, my favorite products are things that make my life easier.

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