In 1997, Joann Younger, a Sacramento native and former Owner and Founder of Renaissance Fine Consignment opened her very first consignment boutique in Sacramento, California. "I started with absolutely nothing. I drove around picking up clothes from ladies in the area. I had no idea if it was going to work." Sacramento became the first Renaissance location and remains in the Rio Del Oro Plaza (next to Ettore's Bakery... 22 years later.) While visiting "The most beautiful place on Earth," Joann opened her second consignment boutique in Santa Barbara, California 14 years ago. The shop started out in a smaller space in the La Arcada Plaza in 2001 and later moved to appear on State Street near the Museum of Art, where it is currently located today.
After a 9 year career with Wells Fargo Bank's Financial Department, Kendra Younger, (daughter in law to Joann) was recruited to handle Renaissance Fine Consignment's finances in 2013. With a degree in Marketing and Advertising and an eye for a "great shot!," Kendra still heads the advertising on our social media platforms as well as various publications.
Running with the slogan “I’d rather be in Paris,” Joann retired in 2017 after 20 years, and the business was purchased by her son, Christian and daughter in law, Kendra Younger. Christian is a Jesuit High School, UCSB and Pepperdine Alumni. He owned several law practices in Sacramento and Stanislaus Counties for over 14 years, prior to moving and starting a law practice in Santa Barbara County. Together Christian and Kendra share daughter, Kealey who already has a knack for style. Both locations continue to be family owned by the Youngers.
and At The Heart of Renaissance...
Renaissance sponsors the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Breast Cancer Research Center, Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara, Women Escaping A Violent Environment (WEAVE), California State Firefighter’s Association, California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation, California Highway Patrol “Chips for Kids,” American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Transition House of Santa Barbara, Assistance League of Sacramento and various local school districts and religious organizations in Sacramento and Santa Barbara Counties.
Donations are made to the American Cancer Society, WEAVE, Transition House of Santa Barbara and Assistance League of Sacramento. We extend tax donation slips to our consignors upon request.