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Business heating up for local consignment shops as temperatures drop

Business heating up for local consignment shops as temperatures drop

With colder temperatures ahead and freeze watches already issued for our area, people are on the lookout for winter weather fashion. (Source: WECT) With colder temperatures ahead and freeze watches already issued for our area, people are on the lookout for winter weather fashion. (Source: WECT)
Consignment store owners aren't the only ones benefiting from the cooler temperatures. Customers can save about 70% on winter gear. (Source: WECT) Consignment store owners aren't the only ones benefiting from the cooler temperatures. Customers can save about 70% on winter gear. (Source: WECT)
As the temperatures drop, business heats up in Bella's Consignment Boutique at the Cross Creek Commons in Leland. (Source: WECT) As the temperatures drop, business heats up in Bella's Consignment Boutique at the Cross Creek Commons in Leland. (Source: WECT)
LELAND, NC (WECT) - Tis the season to break out your coats, boots, and other winter wear! As the temperatures drop, business heats up in Bella's Consignment Boutique at the Cross Creek Commons in Leland. This is a common pattern in the retail business, especially for consignment shops.

We've already seen a spike," Bella's Consignment Boutique owner Lauren Larrow said.

Items like handbags and boots are hot ticket items.

"They go like hot cakes. Certain times of year, certain things move," added Larrow.

"The coats will eventually do that. They just haven't hit their stride yet and maybe this weekend is going to be what triggers that."

With colder temperatures ahead and freeze watches already issued for our area, people are on the lookout for winter weather fashion.

"My goal is to find a leather jacket," Bella's Customer Nancy Williamson said.

Statements like Williamson's is music to Larrow's ears.

"A change of season is always a lot of fun," Larrow commented.

"You go from your summer pastels to your dark rich sweaters and knits."

Consignment store owners aren't the only ones benefiting from the cooler temperatures. Customers can save about 70% on winter gear.

The spike in business for Larrow and other consignment shop owners is only beginning.

"We're just getting into the season now, so I'll be back," said Williamson.

Ask anyone on your First Alert Weather team and they'll tell you it's also only the beginning of the cold weather season.

So, the jackets and boots will be a must for months to come.

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