About Mountain Brook Trading
It all started as a fun way to sell some baby clothes...
In 2012, Laura Silsbee, a lifelong Mountain Brook, Alabama resident wanted to clean out some closets and get rid of some furniture she didn't use anymore, She didn't want to donate them since she felt like they were barely used and were still in excellent condition. However, it wasn't enough for the hassle of a garage sale. Thus arose the idea of creating Mountain Brook Trading.
She invited 200 of her Facebook friends to join the online trading site where everyone where they could buy or sell their items that they no longer needed or used. “I encouraged them to post their boutique, designer, and cool vintage items that were too nice to give away, but that they no longer needed with a price and then they could sell to each other,” she explains. It led to a huge following in the city and now has members from all over Birmingham.
Mountain Brook Trading is a boutique style trading site for members to sell their gently used, designer and upscale furniture, home decor and other items that they no longer use, but that are still in great shape and for buyers to find some great finds for their home. Items are promoted locally within the group to other members.
Photo by: Kristin Koenig