MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - With money being tight in the current economy, many Mardi Grasball attendees are looking to consignment shops for their eveninggowns.
"Some of them are retro, some are really sparkly, and some areplain," describes Gloria Thomas.
They come in all colors and designs, and they are in high demandin January and February.
"My family and I, we do balls every year. Me and my mom decidedto come and we usually have pretty good luck here," said KendallMehaffey.
Kendall Mehaffey was talking about Seconds On Sage ConsignmentShop in Mobile. She is looking for a Mardi Gras dress, in factshe's looking for a couple. She said consignment is the way to goto make Mardi Gras affordable.
"You can't beat it, it's something you can always wear. My momand I can wear the same size so we even get to switch it up,"Mehaffey said.
She said she can buy several dresses for the price of one.Mehaffey also said you don't have to worry about anyone else havingyour dress.
"The sizes range from zero up to 22 and we do have some plussizes as well. The selection is great," said Gloria Thomas, managerof Second On Sage Consignment Shop.
Thomas said this year they've seen a jump in dress sales. Shesaid the dresses are carefully looked over, so the quality isgreat. The best part is that most of the dresses are anywhere from$20 to $30.
For that price, you could throw in a pair of shoes and possiblya purse to match.
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