Like lots of people, Troy Bennett and Krista Hanny of Rochester used the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic decluttering their house.

The couple started discarding some of their several unneeded and unsustainable things, which eventually led to opening a resale shop featuring luxurious extras in Rochester’s South Wedge in August.

The 650-sq.-foot keep, FOMO at 650 South Ave., is stuffed with pre-owned designer things this kind of as purses, hats, scarves, wallets and sunglasses. The retail outlet is loaded with products and solutions from Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Burberry. Just about every merchandise comes with a certification of authenticity soon after it is confirmed by a 3rd get together.

Prices are aggressive and differ. For instance, you may wonderful a $40 necktie together with a $1,400 handbag. The keep, like the pair’s North Winton Village home, is furnished with classic and upcycled merchandise.

Whilst purging so many unneeded merchandise in the previous 12 months, Hanny reflected that “it was a gross and aggravating sensation.”

“So much time, funds, and electricity was wasted on throwaway products, not to mention the environmental impression,” she explained. “We explained in no way yet again to fast fashion and we vowed to are living by the outdated declaring ‘quality in excess of quantity’ and considering the fact that then everyday living has in no way been superior. Now we only purchase substantial top quality goods, so we very own significantly a lot less but we feel significantly richer.”