Kim Forsyth's new retail store, Plato's Closet, has been semi-open for about a month. But it hasn't been selling clothes to customers. Rather, the store keeps busy buying old clothes from customers.
Customers have had a hard time not being able to buy any of the neatly organized, colorful garments, shoes and accessories — all with price tags averaging $10, Forsyth said.
Girls have tried by asking to put items on hold, or even begging and pleading. When all that didn't work, the girls still wouldn't give up.
"I have girls hiding stuff in the winters' department because they want to come back for the grand opening and buy it," Forsyth said. "Isn't that hilarious?"
The 37-year-old Huntington Beach resident hasn't sold a single piece as she builds up her stock, but come Aug. 18, Plato's Closet will officially open for business.