Bath consignment store moves 1 block, doubles size

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BATH — Relocating J’Adore one door over has been just a few small steps for Becky Welsh, but a giant leap for her consignment business.

The Woolwich woman will mark two years in July since she opened the store (French for “I love”) at 192 Front St. And her move to a space double the size at 190 Front St. makes that milestone all the more special, as commemorated by a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 7.

With her move to the renovated space, Welsh is offering not just clothing, but also furniture and home decor, all with a retro and vintage flair.

Now 37, she started a cleaning company when she was 14, and still has some clients, keeping her quite busy between the two businesses. The space, which she leases from the Sagadahock Real Estate Association, was occupied by the Mariner’s Compass Quilt Shop, which closed last October and has switched to an online operation, Welsh said in an interview May 4.

Welsh and her helpers – including her daughter Makayla, who is is responsible for the store’s visual marketing and merchandising – moved to the new space in two days, opening May 3.

More information can be found at facebook.com/jadoreconsignment or by calling 443-5600. Through Memorial Day the shop is open 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. After the holiday, J’Adore will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

“One of the things that sets me apart from others is, I have men’s clothing,” she said. “And I’m very selective; I’m very picky at what I take, in particular with brands, and there’s no exception when there are stains and rips.”

“I also pride myself in having thrift-shop prices but consignment-shop taste,” she added. “And now I have my furniture and my fun “householdy” goods; just the most random pieces.”

For example, a seat to an old carriage that’s likely more than 100 years old that someone dropped off.

“It’s fun,” she said with a smile, “because those are the types of pieces that people like to pick up for decorating their houses.”

“It just depends on if it’s funky,” Welsh added. “Funky sells.”

Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

Becky Welsh moved her consignment shop, J’Adore, in a new downtown Bath storefront May 3, just one door over from the original location.

J’Adore offers funky furniture, unique items for the home, and both men’s and women’s clothing in a new space at 190 Front St., Bath.

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A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.
  • Mara

    Not only is she picky and particular about what clothing she takes in, but with her customers too. Unfortunate loss for her.