Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Elaine Kemna-Irish cut the ribbon at Kazoom, along with owner Kristin White and staff members Robyn Isaac and Katlin Butzen

Earlier this month, Kristin White helped cut the ribbon for her resale shop, a project that was more than a year in the planning.  Located at 1940 Dempster St. in Evanston Plaza, Kazoom buys and sells “recycled essentials” for kids from birth to 8 years old. The bright space has easy-to-find and clearly marked racks of clothing, shelves of toys and infant gear and floor space with bikes, trikes and a play area for children.

“A lot of resale shops are either niche high-end or thrift store,” Ms. White said, “and those don’t appeal to most of the people I know.” Kazoom, she said, “can be a one-stop shop for families and a place where it’s easy to shop.”

Sharing the ribbon-cutting duty was Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, who said she was “delighted that you opened your store in Evanston.” Noting that Ms. White had mentioned her store as a place for mothers of young children to shop, Mayor Tisdahl said, “You’ve neglected one line of potential customers – grandparents.”

Ms. White said she hopes to open Kazoom resale shops across the country but still call Evanston home. Only open for a few days, the shop has already had a resounding endorsement, she said: “Three kids had to be pulled out of here, crying.”