By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Consumer News | Issue: December 2006
Terri Turner says you’ll find a great variety of sizes and styles for most every occasion at Clothesline Clothing.
Ladies: are you tired of spending New Year’s Day cooped up in the house with a constant stream of football commentary blaring from the television set? Maybe you would like to kick off the New Year in a way that has nothing to do with sports. Well, you are in luck, because Clothesline Family Consignment has planned a celebration of the New Year just for you.
“Everything in both stores will be on sale,” says Terri Turner, owner of Clothesline Consignment, “At the 41st and Sheridan store it will be an ‘all about me’ kind of day for the ladies, with refreshments, door prizes and more.” Avon Representative, Joyce Callahan, Margie Kleinert from Figures Express and Mary Kay Representative, Bobbi Jo Eversole will be available to give health and beauty advice for the coming year; and mini-makeovers too.
The New Year’s celebration will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at its recently opened second location at 41st and Sheridan, where the motto is: “Clothes so good they deserve a second chance.” Terri points out that they are accepting new consignors daily at this location. Clothesline Clothing has been providing the highest quality previously owned clothing for three years, and they intend to carry their philosophy right into 2007.
Clothesline Family Consignment carries a wide variety of choices and many designer brands, including items you do not always find elsewhere, such as maternity, “preemie,” nursing scrubs, formal wear and plus sizes. They are also one of the few consignment shops in Tulsa to carry men’s clothing. Other items include accessories: belts, purses, scarves, jewelry, etc. They get brand new items, with store tags still attached, in every day.
Clothesline Family Consignment only takes current in-season clothing. “That way, whatever the weather, we’ve got what you’re looking for right then,” Terri explains. For instance, right now a person could bring in a pair of shorts that is in great condition, but not suitable for the approaching cold months. In this case, Terri would simply suggest the consignor bring it back late next spring.
No matter what the season, all clothes should be in excellent condition before they can go on a Clothesline rack. Each piece must pass extreme scrutiny for rips, tears, missing buttons or signs of wear. “Even though we ask that everything consignors bring in be clean, we still steam each piece before it goes out on the floor,” says Terri. “During that time, they go through a final check for flaws.”
There are many great benefits for customers at Clothesline as well, like the “Wish List”. Terri uses this example to display how the Wish List works, “Say you’re looking for a white mink coat but we don’t have anything like that right now. We will put your request on the Wish List and when the item becomes available, we will call you.” Additionally, Clothesline offers “Comeback Bucks,” in which the customer receives a percentage of their purchase to be applied toward future purchases. Layaway and gift certificates are available and Clothesline has implemented a sure-to-be-popular return/exchange policy. After buying an item, customers have until the end of the next business day to bring it back if it does not fit and exchange it for another item.
The satisfaction of both consignors and customers have contributed greatly toward Clothesline’s success, but Terri attributes the support of her family and friends as the greatest factor of all. “I couldn’t have done this without them,” she says.