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Local woman creates website to help parents buy and sell maternity and children's clothes

Posted at 5:55 PM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 18:20:02-05

BALTIMORE, Md. — As any parents knows all too well, preparing for a baby can be expensive. Between buying clothes for a growing newborn, or buying clothes for a growing belly, call of the changes expecting parents can face can cost a lot of money in a short period of time.

“When I was looking through my closets, I found so many things that I don’t use anymore,” said Kimberly Davis.

As her little ones continue to grow, so did the number of outfits collecting dust in her closet.

“I was just thinking how much money have I spent on all of these items? How much money am I going to spend going further?” said Davis. “What if I sold all of these items to supplement what I was going to have to buy down the road?”

Davis took her problem and turned it into a business. She decided to create her very own website called LACH. It’s an online marketplace to buy and sell both maternity and children’s clothing.

“I figured to myself that I wasn’t the only person who thought like this,” said Davis. “So I did some research and decided to start LACH in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint and make items more affordable for mothers.”

For Davis, LACH was much more than just a business. It was also a passion project. Just days after Davis had given birth to her daughter a little more than two years ago, she had a stroke. Her entire life flashed before her eyes and it put everything into perspective.

“When I was driving to the emergency room with my husband, I had two thoughts. The first thought was what is my children’s life going to be like without me. And the second thought that I had was what have I done?” said Davis. “What mark have I left in this world? What have I done to change this world that I could possibly soon be leaving?”

It was at that moment Davis decided she was going to turn her dreams of starting a business into a reality. Creating a place for parents to not only save money but also connect with one another.

“There are no words for just how it feels like to have your idea come to life,” said Davis. “I feel like everyone has ideas and everyone is just a step away from creating their dreams. I’m at a point now where there’s no place to go but forwards.”

To try and help spread the word about LACH, Davis hosts several pop-up events in the area. The next pop-up event is scheduled for Saturday, March 24th from 12-4pm at Truth Mind & Body in Sparks Glencoe. Guests will be able to get sweet treats and buy items. There will also be people available to help guests sell their items on the website.