Meet Our Founder and Owner, Eva Dayton
With an inherent interest in fashion, Eva sought to advance her curiosity of the retail world from an early age. Eva recalls shopping sustainable and second-hand spots in high school, as well as working for Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani. In such environments, Eva honed her craft for visual merchandising and developed a careful understanding of both business and branding.
In 1999, Eva opened her very first Brooklyn storefront, Butter; the space served as a laboratory for both established, international fashion, as well as up-and-coming brands. With a savvy for style, a natural ability to connect with her clients, and a fierce love for the Brooklyn community, Eva chose to further her career as a shop and business owner. In particular, she was attracted to the world of luxury consignment; the experience of shopping curated, secondhand merchandise presented a concept both magnetic and intelligent. Eva opened Consignment Brooklyn in 2005, and the shop has since remained a pillar of the downtown Brooklyn neighborhood and creative collective.
Transcending the realm of fashion, Eva finds inspiration in open spaces, art, beauty and wellness, and each is integral in cultivating her lifestyle brand. With a business-oriented yet visionary mind, Eva has continued to enhance and progress her trade every day. In 2019, she founded The Closet, an adjacent, innovative art and workspace, as well as launched Consignment Brooklyn’s e-commerce platform. Unlike many business owners, Eva serves on the front lines at Consignment Brooklyn almost every day, and continues to offer personal styling and closet clean-out services to shoppers and consignors.
When she’s not working with clients or hustling behind the scenes, you can find Eva practicing yoga, enjoying nature, or spending time with her nine year-old daughter, Charlie – who is, unsurprisingly, already a fashionista!