MEET THE OWNER
AMY ZAND, OWNER AND STYLIST
First and foremost, thank you for being here and taking the time to read through & get to know me! I hope this little corner of the internet has given you, at the very least, some ideas and inspiration to take with you.
Thrifting has always been a huge part of my life and a bonding tradition with many of the important women I've loved and looked up to, ever since I was a little girl. The name Elmwood and Baker actually comes from the the street names of where I grew up. Most weekends would be spent going up and down strangers driveways, looking through their junk. Loved every minute of it! Over the last few years we collected many unique, and sentimental treasures that we have used towards special events and photoshoots in ours lives. Some of which were even featured in prominent event websites such as Style Me Pretty, and Wedding Chicks! And now, we are ready to share them with you!
In the last year since starting this business, I have been realizing more and more how much of my past experiences, connections, and passions have all brought me here. Growing up, if someone were to ask me what my absolute DREAM job would be, I probably would have said Actress, or professional shopper (like Rachel in "Friends"). I have always loved fashion, design, and entertaining people. I've spent many wonderful years in customer service - serving and hosting banquet events at a lakefront restaurant, helping people find their perfect pair of shoes, and even selling and delivering furniture rentals. I always knew deep down there must be something more for me, something more creative. And now, I am sure that all of these experiences have ultimately lead me to my dream job - your personal shopper, and event stylist. But instead of shopping for clothes and accessories, I get to shop for your special occasions and celebrations. That has been infinitely more rewarding than anything I could have dreamt! - Amy