Consignment Cabin’s owners Kerri and Kevin Fabozzi, outside of the Big Sky business they purchased in late September.
PHOTO BY JULIE PINZOK
BIG SKY – If you heard the Consignment Cabin of Big Sky was shutting its doors, you haven’t heard the whole story. Longtime Big Sky locals Kerri and Kevin Fabozzi purchased the business in September and look forward to keeping the doors open and adding their own flair to the popular second-hand store.
The Fabozzis have lived and worked for more 15 years in Big Sky, where they met and were married, and now have two children at Ophir Elementary. Establishing themselves as ski bums in Big Sky, the couple has collectively worn many hats around town. Kerri has practiced independently as a licensed massage therapist and Kevin is a performing musician.
As a side business and hobby, Kerri ran a booth at the Big Sky Farmer’s Market called Funky Junque. It specialized in the re-sale of funky flea market finds, including framed vintage ski prints, depression glass, antiques, and unique home accents. Upon hearing that Dick Schaible was closing the Cabin’s doors she was intrigued.
“I went in to ask a couple questions, and within minutes we were talking about buying the business,” Kerri said. “Within a few weeks, we were the new [and] excited owners.” The Fabozzis look forward to beginning their next chapter at the Consignment Cabin and running it as a family business.
“I grew up in a town and an era where all the stores where brick and mortar,” says Kevin, who is originally from the small town of Amsterdam, N.Y. “All the stores and restaurants were small family-run businesses, and that’s what we have now.”
The Consignment Cabin is a treasure hunter’s paradise, and since opening its doors in 2011, has hosted shoppers from around the world. The merchandise constantly changes as new inventory arrives daily. One-of-a-kind items and rare vintage pieces are mixed in with lightly used home furnishings; home accents and décor; kitchen and dining room items; artwork and clothing; and sporting goods for both adults and children.
In typical consignment fashion, designer brands are available at reasonable prices, and sales are ongoing, as prices drop according to inventory shelf life.
The Fabozzis hope to carry on a Big Sky service they believe is necessary to the community. The Consignment Cabin matches their core values of “reduce, reuse, recycle, re-purpose.”
The Consignment Cabin is located in the Bighorn Shopping Center on the corner of Highway 191 and Lone Mountain Trail. Business hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5 p.m. Call (406) 993-9333 for more information.