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Mt. Pleasant new consignment shop provides win-win business

| Saturday, April 27, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Marilyn Forbes | For the Daily Courier
Sisters Cindy Yeskey and Patty Yesket Cheek opened a new consignment boutique that is located on Main Street in Mt. Pleasant.

The Uniquely New Consignment Boutique offers discriminating shoppers the opportunity to dress as if they are well-to-do — for only a few dollars.

The store recently opened on Main Street in Mt. Pleasant. The store offers shoppers clothes, accessories and upscale gift items for a fraction of the original cost. Donors of clothes and items can make money when the products sell.

“These consignment boutiques are becoming popular everywhere,” co-owner Patty Yeskey Cheek said.

Her sister, Cindy Yeskey, is co-owner and store manager.

The sisters say the consignment shop is “a great way to get designer clothes at affordable prices, and it's also a great way for people to make some money on the clothing that they may no longer want or can fit in to.”

The shop stocks clothing for men and women and has a good selection of infants and children's clothing.

Yeskey brings her 30-plus years of experience to the shop. She said once they decided to open the shop, it all came together quickly.

Although the shop features gently used and second-hand items, Yeskey said she is particular about the type of items that she accepts for consignment and the quality of each item.

“Anything that we take in has to be in great shape,” Yeskey said. “No tears or stains or visible signs of wear. We won't take anything that looks bad or that needs repair. We want our customers to have the best that we can provide them.”

The shop will stock items that are appropriate for the seasons, switching inventory as the months pass.

“We don't want to have a bunch of coats in here in the summer,” Cheek said. “We want to keep things here that people will need to wear now.”

Those who wish to bring in items for consignment are asked to submit a $5 set-up fee. In return, they will receive 60 percent of the price for which the items sell.

The prices for the items will be set by Yeskey, who said if she is not familiar with a piece of clothing or a product, she will do research to determine the best asking price.

Once items are accepted, consigners must contact the shop or stop in to check on the status of the merchandise.

Items considered include clothing in all sizes, gift items, collectibles and accessories. Designer handbags in good shape will be accepted, and all clothing must include a size tag.

No shoes or undergarments will be accepted.

“We already have over 200 consigners from all over the area,” Yeskey said. “We are thrilled with how well it's going already, and we only hope to keep growing.”

Uniquely New is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Arrangements must be made in advance for clothing drop-off. No walk-ins are accepted.

Uniquely New is at 509 Main St. in Mt. Pleasant. Call the shop at 724-466-9111.

Marilyn Forbes is a freelance writer.

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