Our Story...

August 2001

Success In Style began its mission in the basement of the founder’s home.

January 2002

Success In Style is incorporated as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization in Ellicott City, Maryland.

December 2002

SIS is gifted its first client consultation studio—a mere 200 square feet—in Ellicott City, Maryland.

July 2008

SIS opened its first resale boutique, Charity’s Closet in Ellicott City, as a supporting funding stream. It was managed and run by teens.

August 2011

Charity’s Closet moved to Historic Savage Mill mall in Savage, Maryland, with the model moving to an adult volunteer operation.

September 2011

SIS opened an additional client consultation studio in The MultiService Center in Laurel, Maryland.

February 2012

SIS moved its Ellicott City studio and corporate address to Historic Savage Mill.

June 2013

SIS opens a client consultation studio at the Woodstock Job Corps Center in Baltimore County, Maryland.

November 2013

Success In Style opens another resale boutique, Cherie Sustainable Bridal.

April 2015

Success In Style opens a client consultation studio in the Glen Burnie District Court House.

January 2016

Success In Style opens a client consultation studio at the Woodland Job Corps Center in Anne Arundel County, MD.

August 2017

Success In Style opens Charity’s First Picks, an upscale clothing resale boutique at Historic Savage Mill.

November 2017

SIS opens a client consultation studio at Potomac Job Corps in Washington, DC.

Our Staff


Jeannette Kendall

Executive Director


Marie Jennings

Mission Operations


Sara Kendall

Retail Operations


Ava Toppo

Bridal Specialist

We accept clothing, in-kind and monetary donations.

It’s all here . . . T-shirts to tiaras.

Fun and flexible volunteer opportunities.

Get suited on the outside. Gain confidence on the inside.

Connect clients to our suits and services.