Jenny (Koala) redirected her retail and garage sale skills back in 1999 to start reselling as a part time side gig. Koala and Kween kicked off in 2015 as a way to sell new and pre-owned items both in the local Quad Cities (IL/IA) area as well as on several online marketplaces.
Koala and Kween sources boutique items with true to fit sizing as well as size inclusivity. Koala has always been disappointed in buying larger sizes with a premium price. Our Customers will always pay the same for in stock Misses and Plus sizes of the same brand and style. Children's sizes of those matching styles will be less but will remain the same price within their own category, meaning a children's regular and a plus or husky will be the same price.
Koala and Kween also focuses on sustainability with the consignment market, sending fewer items to landfills.
After "Koala" was diagnosed with a rare brain lesion, Hypothalamic Hamartoma and Myasthenia Gravis, working outside the home was nearly impossible while raising three children. Koala and Kween started as a way to work with limited mobility while still providing for her family, first locally, then nationwide. Now with help, Koala and Kween is able to serve customers around the globe while keeping health and family at the forefront.
After expanding to consignment services, clients were also seeking personal shopping. Koala and Kween seeks to support US distributors and women designers while still maintaining sustainability with consignment items.