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.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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