Almost every day I pass by this small store called Hand Me Up and was always curious about it. I finally went into the store the other day. It was really nothing special, about two rows of men’s clothes, maybe a foot and half of the rack in the children’s section would have fit my children, and they have about five rows of women clothing.
The women’s section was a few rows including pants, shirts, dresses, junior and misses sizes. There really were not very great clothes. I dug through the women’s dresses but most of them were full suit dresses that the women in church would wear when I was a little child.
They had a small selection of over sized jewelry behind the glass counter. If anyone knows me they could tell you that I love long and thick jewelry; but there was nothing very fashionable about huge blue rocks tied together. They had a pretty big selection of purses, most leather and had those ugly strings of leather hanging off of them. Lastly they had a pretty descent selection of shoes and that probably was the best thing about the whole store.
I glanced over the men’s section, but the outfit on the manikin in the window was tight pants and a pink collared shirt. If that was the best outfit I was curious what else they offered. There were about two rows of men’s clothes most were odd sizes and extremely out of style.
Lastly I checked out the children’s selection. Probably they most annoying thing was the fact that all the clothes were on miss labeled hangers. Eighteen month clothes were on three month hangers. It was so difficult to find the right size of each outfit. They had a cute selection of shoes. They were organized so I could see each pair of shoe and their sizes.
Hand Me Up is a consignment store. All clothing is pre-owned and way over priced! I did not want to spend twenty dollars on used clothes, I do not care if they are brand names or not. If you are interested in selling clothing in the store, they take consignments, such as clothing and accessories, Tuesdays thru Saturday. You get 50% of the sold price of every item you bring in.
All clothes have to be designer labels and not from Wal-Mart or Target. I do not really understand why they do not sell items from Target, some of my kid’s cutest clothes are from Target.
You have to make sure all clothing is clean, pressed and on hangers. Also all the clothes that you bring up there has to be in season, right now they are looking for summer clothing. Every four weeks the store will write you a check of the money earned of the items you sold. If the clothing that you brought in is not sold after 90 days, they will donate all clothing to local charities.
It was not worth it to go up there when I went shopping, but you never know, they are constantly getting new clothes. You might be able to find something that you will like. None of the employees seemed like they wanted to help anyone in the store. The business seemed poorly ran and the products were over priced used clothes.