Looking for a nice Lilly Pulitzer dress before you head to the beach for one last summer hoorah?
You can find one at a new store in Shrewsbury – for half the price.
Since March there has been a new place to shop on Main St. in Shrewsbury. Sabrina Zannino, of Delta, opened up a high-end, low-cost thrift store called Designer Consignor Fashion. The consignment shop is the first in the area to cater to shoppers who want designer clothing at low costs.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do… Many years ago, it was just a matter of finding space,” Zannino said. Prior to owning her own business she was a stay-at-home mom for nearly 13 years. “Long ago I did work in retail and a children’s consignment shop part-time.”
When asked why someone should shop at her store she said that it is a great way to find designer brands with great prices and a friendly atmosphere.
Zannino said, “[My favorite thing] is probably the clothes. Seeing what comes in, the higher the brand, the better.”
A pair of Jimmy Choo shoes typically retail over $600. A pair located in the store are practically brand new, priced at $249.
The owner and only employee hopes that her store will remain in business for a long time. “I want to see it flourish and continue, be here for a while. I would like to expand space eventually, and if I cannot find a bigger place, a second location would be used. But that is a long way down the road
,” she said.
Zannino took the help of friends and other consignment stores to finally settle on a name for her shop. But that was not the most challenging part of launching Designer Consignor Fashion. She said being the only employee is very difficult.
And if you want to open your own business, she said, “Do your homework. Make sure you have the financial backing. It is more expensive than one would think… Even something where people bring the stuff to you. It takes a lot of money to get it started.”
For those looking to clean out their closets, the store accepts styles from within the last two years, in great condition, and brands which Zannino looks for.
For hours, photographs, and more information visit the Facebook page here.
Call 717-487-2167 or stop in at 3 S. Main Street.
Kate Cramer is an upcoming sophomore at Susquehannock High School. Besides studying and writing for Teen Takeover, she spends her time enjoying literature, art, photography, tennis, and the outdoors.