I was so excited for the day! It had finally stopped raining (for a miracle two days in a row) and I was able to dispel my cabin fever with a road trip to Waterville, Maine for a Lunch Date with my BFF from Boston. I made sure to leave early enough so that I could a.) make an emergency mini-cupcake delivery at the school for my daughter’s “school birthday” and b.) schedule in a little thrift shopping!
Simply Seconds Clothing Consignment shop sits on the corner at the stop lights in Madison, Maine. I had stopped there once before and since then had heard some really great things about the little store. One of those great things being that she carries Coach Bags from time to time (pfffft! who wouldn’t love to score one of those babies) ! Alas, the Coach bag of my dreams and I were not united that day. The visit was not a bust though. Interestingly enough I noticed that a very intriguing sale was taking place. Yes, indeed. THE BUSINESS, itself was for sale! Now, I’ve always got my eye out for a Sale…and I must admit…I took a thoughtful moment and walked down that road….you know the one? The “Me – as a Diverse and Independent Small Business Owner Pursuing Community Outreach and engaging in My Creative Passion” Road. Sigh. It was a short walk. That road currently leads to Nowhere for me, BUT that is not to say the very same Road couldn’t Lead you right to your Niche. I love Madison! It has a great sense of community and commerce. It is a bustling small town with lots of traffic both local and passer-by. The store also has a convenient commercial location at the intersection and within walking distance of several other commercial buildings (One Stop Shopping – Gotta Love It). There is also Tons of space inside this building. Dotti, the owner, does a very nice job with her displays. I really liked how she had each rack organized with signs on the top indicating sizes/styles. It really stream lined my shopping and allowed me to save time. There is room to spare for organizing in that store! What Fun! Less than 20$ allowed me to purchase a super cute flowing American Eagle shirt with a very bohemian feel and a white cami to wear under it, as well as a Aeropostale T-shirt (in like new condition) and Umbro shorts (in like new condition also) for Him. (where for art thou… CoachBagofMyDreams?)
Suffice it to say, I think somebody could do very, VERY well with this little store at it’s current location. Did I mention the Jr. High and the High School are up the road? Potentially endless clientele with proper marketing and inventory (and in case you missed the above hints let’s spell it out, C-O-A-C-H…)there are a few other Brands that would do wonders and lots that Dotti already carries, American Eagle, Holister, Old Navy, Gap, Aeropostale, Nike, and More. Remember it’s a Consignment Store, so maybe it’s time to clean out those closets and see what kind of a deal can be made?? Maybe, just Maybe, you’ll see a SALE sign that really catches your eye and before you know it, you’ll be strutting your stuff right down “diverse and independent small business owner with community outreach and creative passion” Road! Work it! Own it! psssht! You’ve totally got this!
For More Information visit Simply Seconds Clothing Consignment on Tuesdays Thru Fridays from 10am. – 430pm and Saturdays 10am.- 3pm or call Dottie McBreairty at 207-431-2377