851 Fourth Street
What do they offer?
Knimble is a buy, sell and trade store offering resale clothing, vintage housewares and furniture and fair trade local products such as jewelry.
Who are they?
Amanda Messbarger lived in San Francisco for 10 years before heading up to Cotati to open her first store. She recently relocated to Marin in order to focus on her new venture in San Rafael.
How long have they been there?
The Knimble in Cotati opened seven years ago and the Fourth Street store opened April 27 of this year.
Why are they in our Business Spotlight?
Step into Knimble and be prepared to want to shop. The store is an adorable mix of clothing, all the way from designer shoes and frocks to great buys from H&M and Target. The sundries and housewares are an eclectic mix of fun, from vintage books and furniture to little knickknacks and artwork reminiscent of Latin America. The vibe appeals to all ages, men and women.
As a buy, sell and trade store, Knimble stands out from other consignment stores in the area. Instead of waiting to hear if clothing has been sold, everything selected by the buyer will be traded for 50 percent of the resale price in store credit or 35 percent of the resale price in cash.
They accept seasonal casual-wear, accessories and jewelry, buying hours are everyday and an appointment is not necessary. If you choose to shop downtown while your offerings are being processed, don’t forget to go back and check-in, leaving while selling or trading is only allowed on a same day basis.
Messbarger has a knack for style and beauty and this shines through at Knimble. One thing she loved about living in the city was the ability to look fabulous on any kind of budget, given the amazing consignment and thrift options available. It’s clear she took that to heart when opening her own stores.
Alongside her hip vision is the dedication to local designers and artists. The store offers some amazing local talent, including super awesome one-of-a-kind iPhone covers, beautiful earrings and souped up gifts.
Head over to the shop on Fourth Street but make sure to allot a good amount of time. This new business is worth checking out.