A new consignment shop opened recently in San Diego — Life’s Treasures & Consignment, 2854 Main Street, 619-955-8655 — aims to help newly reassigned and post-deployment families furnish their homes with the items they need. The owner, Eme Iturralde, is a mother of four with three serving in the Navy, Army and Air Force.
“We have many family and friends in all branches, including Marines, and have shared all needs and experiences together. All have undergone multiple deployments on Westpac, Iraq and Afghanistan on carriers and frontline. Many of come home, and some have not,” says Eme.
Eme continues, “With our involvement of 16 years, we have all encountered many experiences, both good and bad. Through the sacrifices and struggles of the military life, I have seen many needs go unmet, many giving up their belongings taking a financial loss because they didn’t want to deal with storage or take it with them; and didn’t have the time to look into selling, and/or couldn’t afford to — giving it all away. Once at their new locations, they would have to invest once again to purchase items to meet their needs.”
“In my relocation to San Diego during a very difficult economy, I saw a need and began to find a way to meet it. I previously worked in the public agency sector for 20 years, and two years in administrative work in a consignment shop. I resigned all to help my son and daughter in-law during both being deployed at the same time being guardian of my grandchildren. I began to find ways to help military soldiers with their struggles. One of them was opening this shop. It allows the ability for all military to liquidate their assets when deployments occur, orders change or extra revenue is needed by selling their items. Military personnel new to the area can shop for quality affordable items.
Stop in one day soon.