Origins of Our Family-Owned Local Business
Kinder Kloset first opened its doors on Sheyenne Street in West Fargo in June, 1985, with three employees. Founder Mona Thorstad had a vision of a store that bought and sold pre-owned children's clothing, toys, and equipment, giving a second life to outgrown or unwanted items that otherwise would be discarded.
Kinder Kloset was the first store of its kind in the Fargo-Moorhead region. Although nowadays it's generally regarded as good economic sense, when the store first opened, there was somewhat of a stigma attached to buying used clothing. Undaunted, Mona and her staff stuck with the concept, providing the foundation for the store's current success.