Area resale shops seeing uptick as economy continues downturn

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Ann Raines of Sikeston inspects the selection of shoes Tuesday at Goodwill in Sikeston. Local consignment and thrift shop officials say business has picked up since the economy's downturn. Leonna Heuring, Staff

SIKESTON -- Like every other teenager, Nina Davidson's 13-year-old son prefers to wear brand name clothes.

"It's crazy. He won't wear anything unless its American Eagle or Nike," Davidson said, while she was checking out at Goodwill Tuesday in Sikeston.

So the Sikeston mother recently began taking advantage of local consignment and thrift shops like Goodwill.

"I've paid $50 to $70 for American Eagle jeans before, and I can get them here for $8 -- and he doesn't know the difference," Davidson, adding she ventures into Goodwill about once a week.

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