Who she is: Owner of White Clover, a women’s clothing boutique in Independence.
How long she’s done it: About a year and a half.
Nifty thrifty: Jones ended her 10-year stint with the City of Kansas City to pursue a lifelong passion.
“I’ve always loved thrift stores and rehabbing furniture,” said Jones, who sells recycled designer duds, jewelry, handbags and housewares. Her shop targets frugal fashionistas — women who covet name brands on the cheap.
Consign of the times: The fixtures in her shop reflect her love of refurbishing old doors, trim, chairs and frames.
“My father was a junk collector,” she said. “Our house was full of a lot of things that didn’t match.”
Adventures in store: Jones had no background in retail, so she overcame a few challenges and changes when she opened the business.
“Something I had never done before in my job is talk to people,” she said. “I wish I had done this sooner.”