Get to Know Us: Broadway Manager Amanda-Jean!

Amanda-JeanAmanda-Jean: NE Broadway Boutique Director

Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska
Places Lived:
 Anchorage, AK – ’85-’87
 Broken Arrow, OK – ’87-’89
 Jacksonville, FL – ’89-’95
 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – ’95-’97
 Dewey/Prescott Valley/Prescott, AZ – ’97-’03
 Portland, OR – ’03-’04
 Prescott Valley, AZ -’04-’05
 Northampton, MA – ’05-’13
 Portland, OR – ’13- infinity and beyond! (or until the whole place crumbles in an earthquake or Yellowstone explodes)
Fave holiday: National Ice Cream Day! (July 19th, fyi)
Least favorite food: Sardines #classic
Favorite thing to cook or eat:
“Ok, you may need to sit down for this. What I am about to describe to you is a dream within a dream that I came up with a few years back. I call it “The Inception Roll”. First we start with a small fresh mozzarella ball. Now wrap that in some fresh basil leaves. Then I make tasty Meatball goodness and wrap that meat around the mozz and basil. Cook it up real nice in a skillet and let cool. While that’s cooling, I make a roasted garlic potato bread dough. After the first rise, you punch it down and then wrap the dough around the meatballs let rise and then bake.”
Favorite designers: Vince & Betsey Johnson
Pick one: shoes or handbag? Shoes! Preferably an oxford or edgy ankle boot
Skirt or pants? Pants, pants, pants, pants, pants! Always pants. I own only 1 skirt and 2 dresses.
Favorite fashion season: FALL! The colors, the layers, the sweaters, the cozy goodness, and wearing black doesn’t turn you into a Human Easy Bake Oven!
Favorite thing about resale: The fact that you can get high-end, designer clothing and quality items at a fraction of the price. Spend less, wear more!
Favorite consignment score: Everything I wear is resale! Though I think my favorite score would have to be when I got a pair of $325 Donald Pliner Boots for $17; I  don’t know if I will ever top that.
Best Here We Go Again memory:  I have so many great memories here, and every new day brings more. I can’t choose!
Crafty Talents: I love creating my own cross stitch patterns, as well as knitting, crochet, needle felting, getting red wine out of white carpet and wiggling my ears.
This Fall will mark two years since Amanda-Jean joined our close-knit crew. Time flies when you’re awesome!


Author: Chris Gauger

Chris is a self-confessed resale fashionista. A fashion recycler from an early age, she learned the consignment business from her mother, Jan Gauger, at omt divine resale in Lincoln, Nebraska. Chris moved to Portland, Oregon in 1990 and immediately felt at home, among her people. She started Here We Go Again Deluxe Resale Boutique in 1992 and has never looked back. The second location of her store opened in 1997. Chris loves pretty much everything about clothes and fashion, but she has a serious boot and shoe addiction that is fed by the two stores. It's doubtful she will ever be recovered. In addition to clothes, Chris loves mentoring young women and teaching them about what it takes to run and manage a small business. She has employed some pretty remarkable women over the years and is grateful for all they've done to help grow Here We Go Again. She is a Hoosier by birth, but was raised in Nebraska. She has two sisters who continue to run the consignment store there, and one brother who has sense enough to stay out of the way. Her husband of twenty-seven years, is a land use planner and the fix-anything-guru that Chris relies upon more often than she'd like.

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