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Longtime consignment shop closes, another expands into its space

By NATALIE JOHNSON
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Editor
August 6, 2014 · 11:13 AM
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Wendy’s Weather’d Wear has closed its doors after 15 years selling clothing on consignment in Vashon town, and Luna Bella’s will expand into its former space.

Wendy Rogers, owner of Wendy’s Weather’d Wear, said last week that she was closing the shop and moving off-island for reasons related to her husband’s death. Her husband Jeff Rogers, known to many as Rambo, died in January of a heart attack.

Wendy Rogers, who has lived on Vashon for 40 years, said she loved the shop and was unhappy to close it, but she hopes to spend time with family before settling elsewhere.

Meanwhile, Luna Bella’s, another clothing consignment shop across the street from Wendy’s, announced last week that it will expand into the space.

Owner Diana Anderson said that space has been tight at Luna Bella’s.She’s been hoping to expand for some time, though she’s not happy to do so “under sad circumstances,” she said.

The new space, which will be called Luna Bella’s Too, will carry clothing for the whole family, Anderson said, with items for women, teens and children, as well as a limited selection for men. Luna Bella’s will become a women’s only shop.

Anderson, who is now working to hire additional staff, said she hopes to open Luna Bella’s Too before the end of the month. It will have the same hours as the original shop, she said, but it will have separate customer accounts.

“I didn’t expect this to happen,” she said. “It’s exciting.”

 


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