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Supply chain issues not affecting second-hand stores

Supply chain issues not affecting second-hand stores. Supply chain issues not affecting second-hand stores. |  Photo: WDIO

Shalon Monroe
Created: November 30, 2021 06:19 PM

Supply chain issues are causing product shortage for some major retail stores around the United States. There is one industry that has been thriving and not having issues keeping their shelves stocked. 

Second-hand thrift and consignment stores are booming! These stores don’t rely on shipments from ports but rely heavily on the public for their inventory.

Danielle Langguth, owner of Dannie Duluth Consignment doesn’t look for her inventory to come from national suppliers because it comes to her daily through individuals in the area. "As far as supply chains go, I have approximately ten-thousand local consigners who bring me stuff. We literally get one of my rolling rack, twice 3 or 4 every day. So, there is never a shortage of inventory in my store.”

As the holiday season shopping continues to have consumer looking for those hard to get items and best deals, second-hand shops are expected to see a major uptick in business. “When you shop at a consignment store, you’ll always going to get the best possibly prices. I mean there’s no questions about that because it’s used. You don’t have to pay the new store price”, said Mrs. Langguth. 

If you’re favorite article of clothing is currently out of stock or low on demand, take some and visit your local second-hand stores. You’ll never know what you can find.

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