Looking Glass Consignment Shop recently opened a new location at 312 West Main street, in the old Rite Aid, that was originally GC Murphy's in Downtown Clarksburg.
“We have been here since March 19,” said Shell Hoskinson.
Their Bridgeport location has been in business for the past two years and began to expand beyond the building's capabilities.
“We moved all the prom dresses, wedding dresses and business clothes to this location,” Hoskinson said. “Those items weren't selling the best there so we decided it would do better with the business people in downtown.”
Customers have also inquired about the business accepting children's clothes on consignment, so Looking Glass Consignment is currently expanding their location to accommodate that request.
Hoskinson explained that he and his wife Beth decided to begin their consignment business when he lost his job.
“We decided to take what money we had, and maxed out a couple credit cards, and started the store in Bridgeport,” Hoskinson said. “It went pretty good the first year, the second year has been a little slower.”
Looking Glass Consignment has nearly 2000 consignors.
“People who bring items in on consignment get 40 percent of what we sell the item for,” said Hoskinson. “With wedding gowns or prom gowns, we give a bigger percentage.”
Items that don't sell are donated to Shephard's Corner, Mustard Seed, Humane Society Thrift Shop or the Pregnancy Crisis Center at Clarksburg Baptist Church.
“We have sent scarves to Haiti for mission trips. People that graduate from WV Business College come in and we will donate a free suit for a job interview,” Hoskinson said. “We work hard to put things to good use and help the community.”
Looking Glass Consignment on Main Street Clarksburg is open from 11 a.m – 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday and offers a wide variety of Mens, Womens, Childrens clothing, bridal, tux, suits, semi-formal, formal, Pageant gowns, handbags, shoes, jewelry, professional and business wear.
Looking Glass Consignment located at 244 West Main Street in Bridgeport is open from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday thru Saturday and offers a vast selection of name brand, casual womens and teen clothing, handbags, shoes, jewelry and other accessories. The Bridgeport location also boasts Free Item Tuesdays.
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