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And while consigners at both stores earn 50 percent of the profit on their used clothes, the Phelps say they aren doing it for the money.
"It made an impact on how people are spending their dollars and so they are being more conservative. They are looking for the biggest way to get a bang for their buck and if you can spend $6 on a shirt instead of $20 at the mall, you can get three shirts for the price of one," Jennica Johnson said.
The Great Recession changed the way South Dakotans shop for clothes. Consignment stores are becoming increasingly popular in the state, especially for parents buying clothes for their growing children.
What is getting bigger is the number of consignment stores like Kidz Klozet. Crazy Daisy opened last May and already has 300 consigners selling clothes from the East Nike Mag Black 10th Street Sioux Falls store. They too, credit the economy for their business.
the God honest truth. We got in this to help people like us have a place where they can come buy kids clothing and send their kids out in public in decent clothes at a low cost," Mike said.
As family expenses continue to rise, store owners say they expect to see more consigners and shoppers walk through their doors.
"We want to have a win win for our consigner and the buyer. In other words, price it right so the consigner feels like they got a good price for their item as well as the buyer feeling like they got a really good item that they are buying," John said.
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"We really hone in on what up to date and we look at brand, age, style and condition to get those teens and our to come into our store," John said.
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how expensive clothing can be.
"We have seven kids, two grandkids and a third grandkid on the way, so we always shopped consignment stores," Kim said.
Since taking over, business has sky rocketed. They grown out of two Beresford locations before moving to downtown Canton last November. They say the down economy pushes 600 customers through their doors each week.
Co owners Jennica Johnson and Shary John aim for a boutique style to appeal to first time shoppers. They say consignment shops aren what they used to be.
Consignment stores allow people to sell used clothes at a low price for other families looking to save money. Three years ago, the couple bought the company when the former owner needed to sell. They didn want a community to lose an important business because they know first hand Nike Dunk Sky High Grey
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Within minutes of opening Kidz Klozet Children Consignment, Kim Phelps and her husband, Mike, are getting things Nike Dunk Sky Hi Sneakerboot Green
"The average family is already living paycheck to paycheck," Kim said. "You got everything around you going up in price, but your paycheck is not getting bigger."
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