We had the good fortune of connecting with Dominic Roque-Stafford and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dominic, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My Finance and I had our first baby together in 2018, she had preeclampsia and had him at 27 weeks. Sebastian weighted 1 lb 14 oz. We lived at Cooks Children Hospital with his for 10 months of his life. When going through all of this, we really only had each other, a small few of people knew what we was going threw but not to our extent. My Fiancé is very big on taking pictures for any reason, which any parent in the NICU was excited about putting clothes on there baby, I am assuming we felt that we had normal babies when we did that. One day while we were in our room with Sebastian I thought about starting a Consignment store which we would sell and buy new and pre loved kids clothes. Since I love to shop and I have eight kids, I thought that would be great! We wanted to give back to Cooks Children Fort Worth for keeping our baby alive and also wanted to help parents that was in our same situation. I decided that I would give a certain percent of our sells to the NICU, and to also make care packages for people that have gone/are going through what we did. LKC’S moto is to always be photo ready. Each picture that we took of our son was a memory we will never forget. LKC is not just a consignment boutique. We are also here for parents that are in the NICU and need basic essentials for their baby. We are our community.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
LKC(Luxurious Kids Consignment)Is not just a normal consignment store, we are very much into giving back to our community. We provide Care Packages to families in need. we to Raffles and give aways through out the year. LKC has done a lot of promoting on Facebook and also partnerships with some other organizations like College Elite. Doing a kids consignment was far from being easy. I have great competition, Kid to Kid, Once Upon A Child and so many other consignment store. I had to figure out how was I going to stand out. I had to focus on my goal, which is to help kids always be photo ready. I I noticed that these are franchised companies, they don’t give back there own communities, which that was something I wanted. If I wanted a business that was only about money, to be honest I would go into a different field. I want to change lives, be an inspiration to people, and also give back. I want people to know that no matter what color, race you are LKC is always here for you.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would truly say I would start with a mom and pop sandwich shop in downtown Dallas on Lemmon called Great American Hero. I normally get the Number 7, which is a Turkey sandwich with provolone cheese. After having lunch, we would head three blocks down to Genesis Thrift store, all the proceeds go to battered woman shelters for woman and their kids. There is a recently new hot spot called The Happiest Hour, perfect for a happy hour. I would also take her around to the most amazing consignment shops in DFW, Clothes Circuit, Rethreads, and Clothes horseanonymous. After hanging in Downtown Dallas, I would visit the Plano Thrift Store, which you will find some amazing deals, and the employees are really nice. The last place we would stop would be a burger joint in Downtown McKinney TX. Square Burger has the most amazing turkey burgers, and the fries are pretty good. It also helps that our waiter Megan is the best!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to first thank God for giving me the strength to go through what I went through so that I can help someone else. My Fiancé(Monique), I could not do anything without her. She is truly my rock, my assistant, my cheerleader and my best friend. I love her more then she will ever know. My mother(Sonia) She has always been the original cheerleader since day one. Her number one advise is if you take care of God’s business, he will take care of yours. I would like to also thank my biological mother(Nicole) for showing me how to never give up on something you love. I would like to thank Ms. Horn for being there when no one else was there. You are the reason we made it beside God. I would like to give a big shout out to my church Friendly Fellow Ship in Fort Worth TX, My pastor, First lady and Jackie for all of the love, wisdom, prayers and thoughts. Finally, My fiancé and I would like to thank each and everyone of the Nurses and Doctors that made sure Sebastian made it. Thank you, Dr. Rocthenback, Dr, Mcghee, Dr. Hamilton-Spence, Dr. Barber, And to Marie who was one of the Nurses that was a true friend to my family when we needed one.
Photos taken by: College Elite