New Canaan Woman Strikes a Chord with ‘White Glove Consignment’ Business

The Summer Internship Program is sponsored by Baskin-Robbins, Connecticut Sandwicht Co., Joe’s Pizza and Mackenzie’s. Weed Street’s Kristen Goormastic traces the origin of her “white glove consignment service” to simple acts of friendship: Helping out others with their furniture. “It wasn’t on purpose,” Ms. Goormastic said on a recent afternoon. “Starting about 15 years ago, I started buying everything for the family online on eBay and Craigslist. So friends started asking me informally to help find furniture or sell furniture for them, and eventually this year we decided to make it an actual business because of how busy we got.”

So started Kristen Rose LLC, which has sold furniture for more than 50 families in Fairfield County who are moving or redecorating.