Wilsonville fashionistas on the hunt for new threads can now shop at the city’s new consignment store, Mina’s Closet.
Located at 29955 SW Boones Ferry Road, the store sells men and women’s clothing for adults and teens, owner Mina Khamphilavong said. It is open every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Khamphilavong said she wants her store to become a place where people can recycle clothing that doesn’t fit or is no longer worn, while also finding new outfits at an affordable price.
“It’s a circle of clothing,” she said.
A restaurateur and mechanical engineer, Khamphilavong said she opened Mina’s Closet because she loves fashion and dressing up. Though she lives in Beaverton, Khamphilavong said she spends time golfing in Wilsonville and felt a consignment store was needed in town because there aren’t other businesses like it.
“There’s none, so Wilsonville needs it,” she said. “I love fashion, and it’s gonna be fun.”
Alongside racks of T-shirts, designer jeans and everything in between, Khamphilavong also sells handmade items from her home country of Laos.
“Customers can find beautiful handmade scarves and handbags made from bamboo — stuff that nobody offers,” she said.
Khamphilavong said she’s looking for more part-time employees, and specifically wants to hire high school students to help them gain work experience.
Though Mina’s Closet has only been open for about two weeks, customers are coming to the store every day, she said. Just the other day, someone brought in a $400 pair of jeans.
“People can get high-end, brand name clothing for a fraction of the price,” she said.
Kaelyn is a general assignment reporter for the Wilsonville Spokesman, covering everything from City Hall to local events, personalities and more. Originally from Florida, Kaelyn moved to Wilsonville in May, 2022. When she isn't reporting, Kaelyn loves thrift shopping, hiking, cooking and hanging out with her dog, Rudy.