Chances of 'cleaning up' at this sale are pretty good
I remember the first time I realized, as a little girl, that my mom had a whole set of what I thought of as "special clothes."
These were things that she wore to church on Sunday, that sometimes hung in plastic, and that for some reason, she never took with us when we trekked to the laundromat.
"Dry-clean only," she would say.
What was mystifying then to a 9-year-old is still a little mystifying now (washing clothes without water? the mind reels). But there is one thing that hasn't changed. Often, the clothes you have to dry clean are really, really nice.
Which is why you probably won't want to miss Sun Country Cleaners unclaimed clothes sale this weekend.
Why anyone would spend the time to drop off their fancy duds at the cleaners then not come back to get them is beyond this Deal Diva's comprehension, but hey, who are we to judge. More goodies for the rest of us, right?
Sun County is taking all the unclaimed silk blouses, cashmere sweaters, business suits and high-end comforters that people never picked up and selling them for $5 each. Even better news? It's a fundraiser for PARC, the nonprofit that creates opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
This year's sale is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Parc Thrift Store at 5825 66th St. N. in St. Petersburg. Insiders tell us you should really get there at 7 if you want the best sales (there's usually a line) Maybe the Shar Pei in the flier will be there too!
H/T to Times page designer and sometimes-Diva photographer Brittany Volk, who gave us a heads up about this sale.
See you at sunrise!