About the Owner
Tracy True Dismukes, owner of COLLAGE Designer Consignment, graduated from Berry High School, earned a BS in Business Administration from Auburn University and an MBA from Samford University. She began her career as a Cost Accountant for SouthTrust Bank and was promoted into SouthTrust Corporation as an Internal Management Consultant. While at the bank for 12 years, around year 6, she purchased COLLAGE (in 1995) which was three years old and was located in a beautiful 70-year old house on Crescent Avenue in Homewood. She had just graduated with her MBA and wanted to test ALL of her business skills, not just her analytical side. So with no retail background, she created the type of store she would like to shop in — great clothes and accessories at an affordable price in a cozy, welcoming, relaxed environment.
About the Stores
COLLAGE has been voted Best Consignment Shop and Best Women's Boutique in Birmingham Magazine and other publications and in 2003, Tracy was awarded "Retailer of the Year" by the Alabama Retail Association. Tracy served 4 years on the Board of the National Association of Resale and Thrift Shops and is the Immediate Past President of NARTS. COLLAGE has been recognized nationally by NARTS and continues to use industry best practices in her own business and professionally consults other shops across the country and Canada on how to succeed in their businesses. Tracy served as a charter director on the board for Dress for Success in Birmingham and currently is a member of NAWBO, the National Association of Women Business Owners and serves as a Preschool Sunday School teacher and Class Administrator for her Sunday School class at Hunter Street Baptist Church.