SECOND HAND ROSE was brought to life 16 years ago by Rosalie Darden. Most people thought that opening the doors of a shop only 4 days a month was ridiculous – and yet SECOND HAND ROSE is still thriving all these years later and has inspired occasional sales all across the country, nine in Buffalo alone.
Rose decided to retire in the fall of 2010. The news hit everyone hard – no more Second Hand Rose????? So she decided to see if she could find some buyers for the business.
BRAD and AMY JOHNSON to the rescue!!!!! Brad and Amy Johnson have been customers of SHR for years and say that much of their home, offices and cabin are furnished with items purchased from SHR. They are a young, ambitious, dedicated, creative, enthusiastic, hard working couple with three wonderful boys (Carter, Parker and Hunter) and a very supportive extended family to help them in this new endeavor. Their goal is to take all the best parts of SHR that set us apart from other shops and build on that - they won’t fix what ain’t broke – but will add wonderful new ideas, items, and dealers to make SECOND HAND ROSE bigger and better! Our goals are still to keep up to date with the latest color trends, seasonal ideas, usable and unusual furnishings and incredible one-of-a-kind funky pieces that add up to the “Unexpected” that make SECOND HAND ROSE second to none!
Many of the dealers you have known for years are still there and will continue to be a part of the NEW SHR and you will soon meet some wonderful new creative faces as well!! So keep on coming out and watch us grow! You won’t want to miss a moment of the New SECOND HAND ROSE!!