Carrie Ray, owner of GiGi's Upscale Consignment, offers women a little taste of luxury in all sizes, from double zero to plus.
"This way all women in the family can go to one place and shop together. That's what people really seem to like," said Ray.
The store is consignment so people bring in items and Ray sells it for them. When it sells they receive a percentage of the profit. However, she warns, "I am very particular about what I accept. It has to be name brand, it has to be in excellent condition and it can't be more than three years old."
The spacious stores holds a little bit of everything, including shoes, handbags, jewelry, swimsuits, lingerie, formal wear, casual clothes and scrubs.
Ray pointed out a particularly special pair of shoes. "They're Jimmy Choo's!" The shoes are practically brand new with no visible signs of wear. Even the leather soles are unscuffed and still clearly bear the designer label.
Each day of the week Ray offers a different discount. For example, Tuesdays are senior discount days, Wednesday shoppers who bring a recent church bulletin receive a discount and as do veterans and active military on Thursdays.
Ray said, "South Charleston is a great location. I love being here, the people are so accepting and so happy to have us here."
The best way to stay current on both stores' hours and specials is to find them on Facebook. Liking their pages will give the most up-to-date comings and goings.
Reach Autumn D.F. Hopkins at autumn.hopk...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1249.