Owner Jacqueline Chrobocinski inside her new ‘Once and Again’ Children’s Store. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
The new entrepreneur carries a mix of new and like new quality clothes in sizes newborn to teen, along with maternity clothes, toys, strollers, high chairs, bouncers, car seats and more.
Chrobocinski also is a nurse at Los Alamos Medical Center. She explained her motivation for opening her new store.
“It’s my passion … I’ve wanted to sell children’s clothes and things for a longtime. I work at the Women’s Clinic at Los Alamos Medical Center and see a lot of new moms come in … I think this is something the community has needed,” Chrobocinski said. “I’ve always really enjoyed garage saling and putting on garage sales and now everything has come together.”
She is married to James Chrobocinski who also is a nurse. He works a few days a month at LAMC because he also is an entrepreneur who owns Zia Realty Group in the Community Bank Building in downtown Los Alamos. The couple has a seven-year-old son, JJ, who has worn resale since birth.
“When my son was born, I did a lot of consignment shopping because new baby clothes and children’s clothes are so expensive and they grow out of them before you know it,” Chrobocinski said. “My prices are well below market at 50-75 percent off retail and I want to keep my prices attractive to keep people from going off the hill … the quality is just as good but I’m pricing everything well below the other stores.”
Chrobocinski’s new store occupies a room about 200-square-feet inside Nu 2 U Consignments, a division of Atomic City Designs, LLC, which is focused on offering shoppers affordable, quality items through a team of 22 (and growing) forward-thinking entrepreneurs.
A top priority for Chrobocinski is to keep her inventory fresh so intends to rotate her stock frequently. She is looking for consigners to sell their clothes in her shop – as long as the clothes are new or in like new condition, she said. She will meet with potential consigners by appointment; interested persons should text her at 505.500.5800 or leave a voice message.
“Once and Again” is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.