Shoppers search for bargains at Sassy Seconds
Published 10:49 pm Friday, September 9, 2016
For pennies on the dollar, shoppers were able to help lower the cost of their clothing budget by shopping at the Sassy Seconds consignment sale that got underway this week in Vicksburg.
“I was able to fill in all the winter gaps for both of my kids for about $50,” Elizabeth Williams said.
Williams was one of the more than 200 shoppers who attended the presale that was held on Wednesday for volunteers, teachers and new mothers or first-time grandparents.
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Williams said this was the third time she has shopped the local consignment sale, but her first time to participate as a vendor.
“I was a consigner this year, too,” Williams said.
Organizer and co-owner of the consignment sale India Gregg said they had more than 100 vendors participate in the biannual sale and items ranged from children’s clothing to games and toys.
Denise Ratliff, lead volunteer for the event said she had been at the sale all week.
“Things have been going really good. We get to check our items at the end of the night,” she said, and laughed when saying she spent most of her proceeds on clothing items for her children.
“Nobody wants to spend full price on clothes,” Ratliff said.
“I have always liked shopping consignment because I have an 11-year-old and an 8-year-old, and they are in a size today and “blink” they are out,” she said, adding, “You don’t want to spend a $100 on a coat when you can come here and get one for $25.”
Ratliff said some of the popular items at the consignment sale included name brands — Miss Me, North Face and Under Armour.
Williams, who is the mother of a 5-year-old and 1-year-old, said she keeps coming back to the consignment sale because of the quality of merchandise and the prices.
“I got an almost brand new Polo sweater for $10 for my son. I would have probably paid $30 for it online. You can get items here that I would never buy at purchase price,” Williams said, “and they are like brand new because they make sure all the items are good quality. They really kind of screen that, so I know I am getting good stuff.”
Williams said she also likes that the consignment sale helps other mothers.
“I make a little bit here, and what I make I spend here and that helps another mom. It is a nice way to help each other out,” she said.
The Sassy Seconds consignment sale will continue through today at 1420 N. Washington St., with further markdowns continuing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.