PCN PACTV Community News- Consignment shops have enjoyed a bit of a renaissance of late, and in recent years, we’ve showcased a couple of stores in the Pembroke area. Well, you can add a new store to that growing list. It’s ID Drake’s Men’s Consignment and Music. The store’s founder had been running a successful online consignment business before he was introduced to the retail space above one of the stores that we previously highlighted here on PCN. We met up with the young entrepreneurs running the shop to see their new approach to selling old stuff.
consignment shops have enjoyed a bit of a renaissance of late and in recent years we've showcased a couple of stores in the Pembroke area well you can add a new store to that growing list it's ID Drake's men's consignment and music the store's founder had been running a successful online consignment business before he was introduced to the retail space above one of the stores that we've previously highlighted here in PCN we met up with the young entrepreneurs running the shop to see their new approach to selling old stuff this cluster of storefronts on Columbia Road in Pembroke is quickly turning into what some may start referring to as consignment corner downstairs on the left is family sports upstairs is twice as nice women's apparel and now the new guys in the neighborhood ID Drake's men's consignment and music upstairs on the right men's consignment is pretty much what you'd expect racks of men's jackets and shirts and so on but the music is where it takes an interesting twist in the back room customers will find music to listen to and if they feel the itch maybe even make some music of their own since opening their doors in the summer of 2016 these two 20-somethings have injected some youth into the vintage clothing business and fusing music with fashion has been instrumental in doing so I have found that music and clothing is somewhat synonymous and it's kind of dated back even to like the 50s 60s with classic rock you would always see the musicians as well-dressed musicians and everything like it's kind of more of an image and apparently that image matters whether it's the jacket shirt pants or tie oh it's super important your appearance is everything and confidence is everything you look good you feel good do good that's how it goes be Philip OH teamed up with Drake and business here in the spring of 2017 but this partnership seemed like a foregone conclusion years ago we went to college together he's actually the first person I met West Virginia University so we decided that we were like kind of similar people started hanging out always knew that we wanted to do something together in business and we did these guys might be having fun now the path 246 Columbia Road in Pembroke was a bumpy one in fact folks in town may have even dealt with Drake on their way to and from work when he was at his other job before we opened the store I was working about two years ago I was working at Dunkin Donuts and I was doing that as full time as I could and then I started buying and selling things from thrift stores online and so I did that for about probably six months and quit my job and for these guys a slow day of foot traffic at the storefront isn't the end of the world because they'll more than make up for it with their online presence reporting from Pembroke Brian Sullivan PAC TV community news