Status: Pre-Loved Luxury Handbags: FACES of Omaha 2022Nov 28, 2022 08:05AM ● By Omaha Magazine
Photo by Bill Sitzmann
Christi Ballard’s passion for designer luxury handbags began in high school, later spurring a side hustle in the online resale market while working a corporate job. In May 2020, she officially started her business, naming it Status: Pre-Loved Luxury Handbags. Her Omaha customers were thrilled at the opening of her Aksarben Village boutique one year later.
Finding the right handbag is a sensory experience. “You want to be able to look at it in the mirror on you and see how it fits,” Ballard mused, “you want to touch and feel it.” A customer will often come in, fall in love with a handbag, then go home and think about it overnight only to return the next day to complete the purchase.
Ballard’s husband suggested the name Status because it reflects a question her father used to ask whenever she and her siblings came home for a visit: “What’s your status? How are things going?”
“This is my forever status,” Ballard affirmed, “because I left the corporate world to be an entrepreneur and share my love of sustainable luxury.”
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This profile originally appeared in the 2022 FACES of Omaha collection, presented by Omaha Magazine. To see the full book, see our flipbook here.