For almost three years, Tanya and Jim Heberlein, owners of Little Britches LLC in Westminster, have been helping families meet the demanding needs of growing children.
The couple’s resale store not only helps parents buy affordable clothing and accessories for their little ones, but also puts cash back in the pockets of their customers.
The Heberleins buy gently used children’s clothing, toys, books, equipment and maternity clothes for cash or store credit from customers and then resells the items at a discounted price.
“With resale, you can still have nice things for your kids without paying $60 for a pair of jeans,” Tanya said.
“I have many families who cloth their kids entirely through the store. The clothes are from the same stores, but with the savings people are able to use that money for a vacation or for their children’s’ college education.”
The Heberleins’ dedication to their customers has not gone unnoticed. Just recently Little Britches was voted best children’s clothing on the Denver A-List beating out Kid to Kid in Aurora and Once Upon A Child in Littleton.
Tanya said the business has been in the top three the past two years, but taking the top spot was something she was really excited and happy about. All those long days, she says, more than pays off knowing that customers enjoy her store enough to vote for her business.
“It’s just amazing because new people who voted were commenting online on Little Britches and as I was reading the comments the tears were just flowing,” she said. “My customers are awesome. I’m the luckiest girl in the world.”
The service to their customers doesn’t stop with affordable prices, the couple is active in their community providing a discount to all teachers, donating regularly to nonprofit organization A Precious Child and sponsoring various events and teams at local schools.
Most recently they donated diapers, wipes and water to victims of the Colorado floods in Greeley and gave people who dropped off donations an extra 25 percent off in the store.
Tanya said community involvement is a priority and something she hopes to pass along to her children.
“My grandfather worked from nothing and ended having several clothing stores, one which still stands even though he passed away many years ago,” she said. “Winning is for him and for my family who taught me to work hard and to always help people.”
Little Britches LLC at 11187 Sheridan Ave. in Westminster, is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.