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retail report
Story and Photos By Jodi Hutchison

Shopping at resale and consignment stores is a great way to help the environment because it recycles unwanted clothing and other household goods and keeps them out of landfills. These types of stores can be a veritable treasure trove of spectacular finds. Unique items one could never pick up at traditional retailers are always available. And what’s even better is that secondhand home décor, clothing, toys and more can be found locally for pennies on the dollar.
The businesses listed below are a small sampling of the numerous secondhand stores in Jonesboro.

HOME DÉCOR
Lazy Daisy Décor, 2502 Glenwood, (870) 268-2225. This furniture and home décor consignment shop showcases merchandise in arrangements that recreate residential living spaces. Furniture, bedding, glassware, lamps, pictures, rugs and other decorative items available for the home can be found at Lazy Daisy.
Owner Sandy Blakenship notes that her store is unique in that it is one of the very few consignment stores in the area that focuses exclusively on better furniture and home accessories.

Pick up and delivery service is available for a small fee, and Blankenship also offers in-store and in-home decorating consultation. Tues.-Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

CHILDREN AND MOMS-TO-BE
Tippy Toes, 1903 Grant Ave., Suite O, (870) 934-0090. Tippy Toes carries a wide variety of items for children and moms-to-be. Expectant mothers can save lots of money by browsing the store’s assortment of maternity clothing and nursery items. In addition, parents and kids alike will appreciate the store’s selection of children’s clothing from infant sizes up to 14/16, walkers and other toddler needs, toys and kids furniture. Many of the items sport name-brands and there is a play area for children to enjoy while adults shop. Tues. –Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cradles 2 Crayons, 2810 E. Highland Drive, Suite DD, (870) 933-2680. Children’s furniture and accessories, kids clothing up to size 12, pack-and-plays, toys and much more are in stock at Cradles 2 Crayons. Unlike similar stores, this shop is exclusively a resale shop (no consignment) so items are purchased outright which can result in more bargaining opportunities for shoppers.
During the month of March all winter items are $1 and during September, all summer merchandise is marked down to $1. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FAMILY CLOTHING
Talk of the Town Consignment, 1217 W. Parker Road, (870) 934-8600. The focus of this store is on upscale designer fashions in men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. Acquiring only the best, high quality items is a priority in this shop with brands like Chico’s, Coldwater Creek and more. Small home accents, purses, shoes and jewelry are also available. Talk of the Town runs regular sales and inventory is continually rotated so that it is always fresh and stylish. Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat. 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

BOOKS
Book Nook, 3212 E. Nettleton, Suite F., (870) 933-2010. Clothes and furniture aren’t the only secondhand merchants in town. The Book Nook has some of the best deals around with paperbacks that are always half of the publisher’s price and all hardbacks are $5 or less depending on the condition of the book. The store carries all the genres found at traditional bookstores at a fraction of the price. Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.