Local Second Hand Stores Offer First-Rate Deals For Shoppers

CONSIGNformJUNEvlBy Ali Renckens

Consignment shops offer a convenient means to get rid of unwanted items, buy new ones and save and earn money. Thankfully, there are plenty of local consignment stores that cater to the variety of items to be sold or bought.

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Owned and run by a mother and her two daughters, Second Hand Savvy’s has an assortment of men and women’s clothing. Shopper Dana Hollfelder gushed, “Best, best, best clothing store ever! I am never disappointed when I visit. Whether you are searching for articles of clothing that are already in style or are a person that makes your own trend, this is the go-to store.” Second Hand Savvy’s is located at 210 S Kings Ave.

In business for 30 years and voted Brandon’s best consignment store for 12 consecutive years, Pendy Consignment is the oldest and largest consignment store in Brandon. It re-sells clothing for men, women and children as well as accessories. It is located at 640 Oakfield Dr. in the Atlantic Village Shopping Center.

Christian music provides soft ambiance as shoppers peruse the display of women’s clothing and accessories at Agape Chic Boutique at 151 E. Bloomingdale Ave. Friends and co-owners Dena Ham and Stacy Ulrey Regan opened this store as a business venture and way to give to the community. Its philosophy is found in 1 John 4:19, “We love because God first loved us.”

Charisma Consignment specializes in plus-sized women’s clothing. Owner Joys Ramos, proud to be a curvy woman herself, wanted to open a store where sizes 12 and up could buy inexpensive, stylish clothing. She also sells fashionable handbags and jewelry for women of all sizes. The store is located at 110 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. Ste. 1.

Sassy and Classy Consignment Boutique recently opened at 1925 W. Brandon Blvd. in the Chili’s shopping center. Here, customers will find upscale women’s clothing, purses, jewelry and shoes with many designer names available, from Land’s End to Gucci. Stop by the store or check out Sassy and Classy on Facebook where some items can be previewed for sale. Visit www.sassyandclassyconsignment.com for more information or call 330-7905 for more details.

Looking to sell an old prom dress or buy a formal dress within budget? Cinderella Shoppe consigns formal and bridal wear and accessories. Call 684-0644 or check out www.weddingdressestampa.com to book a fitting or visit them at 768 W Lumsden Rd. in Brandon.

Once Upon a Child sells children’s clothing, footwear, toys and baby gear and furniture. It has several locations throughout the state – its Brandon location is 752 W Lumsden Rd.

Lil Sprouts also focuses on children items, but offers more to families as a whole. In addition to baby gear,sofa furniture, toys, books and children and maternity clothing. It offers items for newborns to tweens to mothers. Book an appointment online to consign at www.mylil sprouts.com. It is located at 424 W Brandon Blvd. and can be reached at 655-3802.

Perfect Pieces Boutique has an antique shop atmosphere, appropriate, because the bungalow-turned-shop is listed on the National Historic Registry. It features furniture, home décor, jewelry, art and specialty items, such as an exotic birdcage created to resemble a castle, an antique mannequin in hot pink fabric and a wooden tea cart that could have been pushed in the Downtown Abbey era. Items can be ordered online at perfect pieces.biz/ or at 525 S Kings Ave.

Landmark Quality Furniture and Consignment specializes in furniture consignment. The showroom consists of upscale consignment pieces as well as new items, one-of-a-kind home furnishings, an art gallery and designer accessories to fit a variety of tastes and budgets. It is located at 113 S. Parsons Ave. Visit www.furniture brandon.com for selection and details.