Poshmark has been a special part of our lives since 2018. I would spend countless hours scouring thrift stores for clothing to upcycle into unique bags and pillows. During my searches, I often encountered “crown jewels” – high-end merchandise we had affectionately named. Douglas would often guide me to the best stores to find these gems.
One store in particular, located near his salon, was a regular stop for me. I would accompany him to work and thrift while he was busy with clients. We also took trips to Columbus and Cleveland, where I would scour thrift stores while he worked. These trips were special to me as they allowed us to bond, and I often missed him when he worked alone.
Throughout the years, I made several trips to New York City to thrift, and Douglas always supported me by helping me pack and ship my sales, even after a long day at work. He was always so proud of me when I found crown jewels and would listen attentively to the tales of my finds. He always reminded me, helped me order supplies, and shipped the packages when he was out of town.
Poshmark was a shared passion between us, and now, I feel closest to him when I am out thrifting. I believe he is always helping me find the crown jewels. I plan to donate some of our sales to help the underserved community thrive. I know giving back is something Douglas would have wanted.