Ms. Charm’s Career Series: Professional Boutique Owner, The Fashion Attic

Ms. Charm's Chic


For nearly a decade, Beth Joy has maintained a staple in the Fells Point neighborhood with her consignment store, The Fashion Attic. Before she became a boutique owner, she was a Visual Merchandising Manager/Executive for Macy’s for ten years.


“It was an awesome job at first, but eventually, as the economy woes got bigger, my job become way more stressful and not very much fun,” Joy said.  In the end I was managing the displays for a 250,000 square feet store with one associate. Plus, [I was] traveling to store openings and revamps several times a year. I felt it was time for a change. To de-stress my life a little.”



Joy often found herself shopping in thrift, antique, and consignment shops. Inspired by her own shopping adventures and her love for fashion, Joy decided to open a consignment shop. There was no doubt that preparation…

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