Resale shops lure frugal fashionistas

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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 12:00 am

Five years ago, Kelly Newell quit her job as corporate membership director for the YMCA of Greater Omaha, took out a small business loan and a second mortgage, and opened the kind of store where she wanted to shop.

She stocked her new store with secondhand dresses, tops, skirts, denim and accessories from classic, midpriced chains — Anthropologie, J. Crew, Banana Republic — as well as cheaper, trendier stores like Urban Outfitters and American Apparel. She also offered to buy used clothing that was still fashionable and in good shape, in exchange for cash or store credit.

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