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Gerri’s Closet offering savings on style

8/11/2011 - West Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

Gerri’s Closet, owned by Gerri Talevich, shown above, is a consignment shop selling gently used women’s and teen’s clothing, as well as shoes, handbags, accessories and small decorative items.
Photo: Maria Lindsay
GREEN — Gerri’s Closet owner Gerri Talevich invites shoppers to “save money and look fabulous.”

“We are an upscale ladies consignment boutique with a popular selection of name brand labeled clothing for women and teens, including casual and career attire,” said Talevich.

Talevich said Gerri’s Closet sells gently used clothing items such as dresses, skirts, suits, pants, shirts, jeans and coats from brands such as Coldwater Creek, Chico’s, Miss Me, Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister.

The 13-year-old consignment/resale store also sells gently used shoes, handbags and perfume, as well as new handbags, scarves, a T-shirt line, duffle bags and jewelry.

In addition, small decorative home items, predominantly gently used, are available, she said.

Talevich said the store has 3,500 square feet of space with lots of great deals.

“You just never know what we have,” she added. “The stock is always changing, and we are always looking to add a new, fun line.”

Talevich said the consignment shop works by inviting area residents to bring in up to 25 in-season items that are less than two years old and in like new condition in one visit without an appointment on weekdays. The accepted items are then consigned for 90 days, and a 50/50 split on the proceeds once they are sold is offered.

Currently, fall clothing items are being accepted, and in mid-September, winter items will be accepted.

“We are always looking for current items,” said Talevich. “Consignment is great for someone changing sizes, careers or lifestyles.

“It is also a great way to refresh and make more room in your closet and make a little extra spending money.”

Gerri’s Closet also hosts group shopping parties and a number of events. The next event will be Fashion’s Night Out Sept. 8 with a variety of vendors, a salon offering eyebrow waxing and other services, as well as a fashion show.

Also, personal shopping and wardrobe coordination services are offered at the store. Talevich said a shopper may call ahead for items needed for a special occasion and discuss sizes and styles they are interested in, and she will prepare a fitting room with coordinated items for a shopper to try on.

Gerri’s Closet is located at 4195 Massillon Road and is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit www.gerricloset.com or call 330-896-8141.

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