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August 27, 2013

Stores busy with school shopping

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BUSY CONSIGNMENT SHOP

Business was also busy at DressCode, a clothing consignment boutique on Bridge Street, fueled by back-to-school shopping, said owner Julie Woodley. 

August and September are busy months for her shop.

“It grows every year, because back-to-school shoppers tell other back-to-school shoppers. And I have lot of name-brand things, so a lot of kids come in. 

“This year has been really great.”

Not only is she pleased that business is good, Woodley also addressed some broader issues, stressing the eco-friendly nature of consignment clothing. 

She believes consignment shops are becoming more popular among young people, partly for that reason.

“It’s great to see the younger generation embracing consignment and eco-living,” she said. “It’s starting to trickle down — it came from parents, and it’s hot with college students.” 

And younger teens, she said, are influenced by college students.

“It’s a really trendy thing. It’s a fraction of the cost, and it’s good for the environment.”

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