Shopping, swapping are a breeze at Spinderella's Steals Resale Boutique
Thrift stores may have great prices, but who wants to weed through all that junk to get to the good stuff? Spinderella's Steals Resale Boutique makes it easy to find the used clothing you want. The store is at 6393 Ninth St. N in St. Petersburg.
The 500-square-foot boutique is easy to navigate and stocked only with things you'd actually consider wearing. No "filler" here. The goods include jeans, blouses, dresses, blazers, evening gowns, purses, winter jackets, shoes and more, with clothing sizes ranging from 00 to 28.
Prices vary, but the piece de resistance is the $5 rack. Here's owner Jennifer Steele next to the rack, a gloriously well organized array of clothing, shoes and purses:
When I stopped by last week, I spotted the following brands for the price of a Lincoln: Banana Republic, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Limited, Ann Taylor, New York & Co. and Old Navy. The store also carries a small selection of jeans hand-painted by Steele, soaps, body oils and jewelry.
Can't find what you're looking for? Drop a note in the wish book on the counter or on the store's Facebook page. Specify the item, desired size and your phone number, and if the item comes in, Steele will hold it for you. Also check out the Facebook page for photos of the latest merchandise.
Open since October 2007, Spinderella's Steals is a resale shop, not a consignment store. That means you get store credit, not cash, for the items you bring in. Steele will give you store credit worth half of what she plans to sell them for. So if you bring in a dress and Steele plans to sell it for $20, you'll get a $10 store credit.
That's enough to buy two things off the $5 rack.
Deal Diva Dalia
(Photo by Dalia Colon)