Our History

Curating a high-end collection of second-hand treasures since 2009, Double Take provides a fashion forward consignment concept designed to keep you dressed in the most current styles for a fraction of the original cost. 

A Small, Women-Owned, and Minority-Owned (SWaM) business owner since 1998, founder Jo Grice-Barrows started Double Take in the Hilltop area of Virginia Beach with a mission of providing an upscale retail fashion shop where women could buy, sell, and trade unique fashions. 

Expanding the Double Take Brand

In 2011, Jo opened a second brick-and-morter location, Double Take II, in Norfolk’s Ghent business district. After 8 successful years in business, surviving a cancer diagnosis in 2013, and learning of her husband's diagnosis in 2018, Jo made the difficult decision to downsize and close Double Take II. 

Not wanting to leave a hole in the Norfolk consignment community that Double Take II had filled, Jo offered to sell the business to her daughter, Lucy Grice, inviting her to curate a consignment business of her own style and design. Specializing in vintage and modern men and women’s fashion, collectibles, and interesting & unique doodads, Nomad’s Clothing Exchange opened in 2019.

Double Take Goes Digital

At Double Take, it has always been our mission to keep consigner fees low and pricing fair so that our consignors have the best money earning potential. We hand-price each item using our years of expertise in re-sale, with a goal of keeping both customers and consignors happy with their wallets and their closets. 

To stay competitive with the rise of online resale stores in the mid-to-late 2010’s, Double Take began hosting virtual sales on Facebook Live, launched an online retail store, and began shipping orders across the country. This expansion into digital sales allows our consignors to have a larger audience for their pieces and increase the potential of selling their items. 

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Refreshing the Double Take Brand

In late 2021, we launched a new logo, website, and storefront, offering our customers a more streamlined digital shopping experience. As we look to the future and beyond, our goal is to continue to offer you a best-in-class shopping experience, high-quality, unique products, and excellent customer service. 
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