Margaret Thornberry, owner of Margaret’s Fine Consignments, doesn’t let fear have the final say. For 25 years, she worked as a barber but yearned to have her own business in the fashion retail industry. At age 50 and newly divorced, Margaret didn’t have the financial resources to open a business, but she took the risk. “Sometimes, the scariest thing you ever do in your life is the best thing to do. I love clothes, I love to decorate, and I love people so it just came natural to me,” she says
Margaret and co-owner Cara Aldridge are working together to ensure that their boutique maintains its solid reputation, which has been the driving force behind its success. Its popularity in the community, Margaret says, comes from the personable atmosphere she and Cara have created. “We have established a very good, dependable, honest name, and most people who know me, know how much my heart is in it and what it means to me. We get to know our clients and they are more like friends and family"