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Plymouth Magazine – July 2014

Plymouth Entrepreneurs Launch Businesses with the Help of Score Photo By: Emily J. Davis Article Written By: Eric D. Johnson Kay Frandsen’s Plymouth consignment shop Wabi Sabi started, like so many small businesses, thanks to the owner’s passion. A lifelong…read more →

Channel 12 News – Plymouth, Minnesota

Interview With Kay Frandsen Channel 12 News Interview with Kay Frandsen at The Wabi Sabi Shop. Kay discusses the concept of Wabi Sabi and how she has applied the ancient Japanese philosophy to her business and the products she offers…read more →

Star Tribune – Best Of Minnesota 2012

For Secondhand Furnishings: The Wabi Sabi Shop The highest compliment customers can pay a consignment store owner is to assume the merchandise is new, not used. That happens a lot at Wabi Sabi, thanks to the impeccable taste of owner…read more →

Star Tribune – August 2011

Deals on Carpet Cleaning, Furniture, Kiddie Stuff, Milk and Redbox One of the best furniture consignment shops in the Twin Cities, the Wabi Sabi Shop, is celebrating its 2nd anniversary by offering an additional 10 percent off everything through Sunday…read more →

Star Tribune – September 2010

Daunting Task: Launching a Business in a Recession When Kay Frandsen was let go from her position as an interior designer, she knew she never wanted to go through that again. “It came as a total surprise and shock,” Frandsen…read more →

Star Tribune – April 2010

Jobs Were Scarce, But HIRED Helped Them Back Let´s hear it for Kay Frandsen, Paul Fagerberg, Kyoko Morimura and Bill Engeman. They lost jobs to the Great Recession that put them on the street for up to two years. And…read more →

Star Tribune – March 8, 2010

Upscale Furniture Consignment is Growing Despite the recession, three local renegades opened furniture consignment stores in the past year: Kay Frandsen´s Wabi Sabi Shop in Plymouth, Kendra Anderson´s Movables in northeast Minneapolis and Ann Byers´ second location of Bella Galleria…read more →

Business Journal – February 2010

Unemployed at 50, Frandsen Opts to Run Consignment Shop Wabi Sabi The recession hit Kay Frandsen in 2007 in the form of a personnel shuffle that left her out in the cold at age 50. “At that point in my…read more →

Plymouth Magazine – January 2010

Consignment Made Chic – Inside Plymouths New Wabi Sabi Shop Happening upon Kay Frandsen’s Home Consignment Store in Waterford Plaza, you have to wonder “What’s in a name?” Walk inside the doors of The Wabi Sabi Shop and you’ll be…read more →