Lady Bear Resale Boutique is owned and operated by Carolyn Hannan, a Kentucky native. She is married to her best friend, Schot, and they have two young children (Alexander, June 2014, and Katherine, January 2018), and a Pug (Loki, October 2012).

Since 2005, Schot has called Carolyn ‘Lady Bear’.


Our mission is to provide families with unique, great quality items and to reduce our negative impact on the environment by reducing, reusing, and recycling. We will also do all we can to get items into the hands of those that need them by partnering with local non-profit organizations.



Carolyn Hannan, Owner

My earliest memories are growing up in family business. My dad owned and operated a manufacturing plant and my mom owned and operated a drapery business. Raising my two kids at Lady Bear is a dream come true, a vision realized. So many life lessons are taught and confidence is built for kids in an entrepreneurial setting. (Ask me how I know!)

I am a 38 year-old Kentucky native and have called Louisville home since 1994. I moved around a lot in my twenties and found my husband in New York City in 2005. I brought him back to Kentucky with me; we live in St. Matthews with our two young children, Alex and Katherine. My career has focused on strategic management, marketing and graphic design, food and health, and adding good in the world. I have a soft spot for small retail.

I love working smart (not hard). I love small businesses and I love entrepreneurship. I love my family. I am so excited to share my vision of Lady Bear Resale with you in the coming years. Thank you for visiting with us!

Contact me anytime at [email protected] or 502-356-4990.