Bare Necessities Children’s Boutique in Hermiston has made changes after coming under new ownership.
The resale boutique buys and sells gently used maternity clothing, children’s and toys. Amber Powell took over ownership and management in August.
Powell said the store’s hours are still 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. but one of the biggest changes people will notice is that the buyer will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day instead of only a few hours a week.
“In the past it’s been a drop-off service, but now we have the immediate turnaround,” she said. The store offers cash or in-store credit for items purchased.
Powell also cordoned off a children’s play area in the store, where her own three young children play during the day while she helps customers. She said customers who come in to shop or sell items can let their children play instead of follow them around the store, bored.
She said the goal of the store is for people to be able to recoup some of their investment in quickly-outgrown clothing and to be able to afford to send their children to school in nice clothing when there isn’t much money in the budget.
“We only take gently used, good quality items you can be proud you’re wearing,” she said.
Powell said that, for safety reasons, the only baby-related items the store doesn’t take is car seats.
Bare Necessities is located at 1565 N 1st St.