Holiday shopping change? Some North Texans look to antique malls and thrift stores to avoid supply chain issues – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – North Texas thrift stores say they’re seeing a shift in shopping habits this holiday season, as more people look for ways to outsmart the supply chain.
From jewelry to typewriters, candlesticks and neon lights. You want it? Montgomery Street Antique Mall in Fort Worth, the a.
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Becky Mingle is an on-site vintage seller and says this holiday season they’ve seen more customers than ever before.
“We were starting to see people coming in and buying these things that they couldn’t get,” Mingle said. “They were like ‘I ordered this, I can’t get it, it will be in March before he arrives.'”
She thinks the most obvious reason is supply chain issues and, of course, product shortages.
“We have it all. We are supplied. We are stocked and ready to go! Mingle said.
She also says people are probably looking for great deals after a tough financial year, as well as ways to support local business owners.
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“People want to come in and shop small. “
But it’s not just a local trend.
Vintage and used online retailer “Charish” has seen sales increase 60% this year and lists the same reasons.
A recent study by the online shopping platform “Mercari” shows that three in four American adults say they expect to buy at least one second-hand item this holiday season, which adds up to $ 7 billion. dollars in the resale business.
Mingle says it’s an exciting trend for local antique and vintage stores, and a win for consumers, who are getting unique items as well.
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