Seasonal items, funky items and old items are all mixed together, a mishmash of bargain-shopping ecstasy.
Walking into Ginger Rose's eclectic shop, customers will find glassware, jewelry, clothes and a roomful of books and VHS tapes grabbing their attention.
If there's one thing Rose can do, she can find a deal.
“I pick things up at auctions and garage sales,” she said. “I have to get things cheap so I can then sell them at a low price.”
Most of the shop's items are available for a few bucks.
Rose moved her store from Milan, where she'd been for four years. The new thrift boutique is on Milan Road, just down from Amish Trails.
She loved her shop in Milan, but she moved to U.S. 250 in hopes of becoming more visible to potential shoppers.
Rose hopes her move pays off.
One customer who followed her was Kimberly Costello, of Berlin Heights.
“I love her stuff,” Costello said, plucking four small Coke glasses off a shelf and taking them to the cash register. “These are perfect for my kids. The smaller-shaped bottom makes it easier for them to hold."
Rose has a core group of faithful customers who she knows well.
Sometimes, she'll buy something for the shop, with those specific customers in mind.
“I know particular things people like, most of the time when I pick something up I know it will sell,” Rose said.
Ginger’s Thrifts & Gifts
Where: 7785 Milan Road, Sandusky
Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
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