By: Dinah Bennett Kelley
Once upon a time, there was a young lady looking for the perfect outfit to wear to a New Year’s Eve party. One day, she saw a television commercial for a women’s resale clothing store. So, she set out in search of this potential resale clothing delight only to discover a real diamond in the rough.
If you find yourself walking into this little gem of a resale shop, in awe of the 20,000 square-foot women’s retail space called, Designer Diva Resale in Houston, Texas, then you are exactly where you were meant to be!
Designer Diva Resale is a women’s-only resale clothing and accessory store that will take your breath away. Aisles and aisles of gently-worn, high-end fashion and brand name dresses, shoes, blouses, pants, accessories model their beauty and temptation for you, the awe-inspired customer. Ladies, this is one resale store you will actually find something you can’t live without.
Gracious owner and Christian advocate, Michelle Puckett and her talented Manager, Carole Barela have created a highly personalized, one-stop-resale-shop for women of all shapes, sizes, and tastes. Ms. Puckett and her dog, Sassy, welcome customers with humility and a smile. Given a chance, Sassy will even kneel down, offering prayerful thanks to show you her appreciation for your business.
Ms. Puckett is also the founder of the Blooming Butterflies, Inc., created on behalf of her son, Charles who was in a serious hit-and-run motorcycle accident in 2003. As a result of the accident, Charles has required years of surgeries to improve nerve damage injuries, along with endless physical therapies. Turning a very dark time into rays of hope, Ms. Puckett, and her son, Charles decided to create Blooming Butterflies, Inc., a non-profit charity to help others in need. Instead of wallowing in their own painful trials and tribulations, with heart and soul their mission became:
“To promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women, teens, children and senior citizens by providing professional attire + a network of support.”
Attractively, the Designer Diva Resale Store’s Manager, Mrs. Barela, also offers her own special skills. As a professional Image Consultant from New Jersey, Mrs. Barela artfully co-ordinates all merchandize on the floor to perfection. She has an uncanny knack for understanding each woman’s personal style and knows how to put a professionally-pieced outfit together for any occasion.
This store, this team of professionals and their passion for fashion, serving others and making a positive mark in today’s frenzy has set out to help make this world a better place, regardless of the obstacles. It is this type of grace and leadership that is designed to catch the eye, if not also the spirit. Well done, ladies. Well done.