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We use shopping as therapy, reward,
bribery, pastime, as an excuse to get out
of the house, as entertainment, as a form
of education or as a way to kill time.
Shopping lifts our spirits. It makes us
feel better about ourselves and can be
self-affirming. The purchase of a book
may carry with it a validation of your
intellect. The acquisition of a painting
can demonstrate your interest in the arts
and provide a demonstration of your
unique taste. When we spend money to
improve our home, we add quality to our
life. When we spend money to enhance
our wardrobe, we reaffirm our identity
and our sense of self-worth.
When you're in need of some shopping
therapy, consider the many consignment
stores throughout Harford County. They
offer a wide range of shopportunities, from
infant and toddler clothing, furniture and
toys, to women's career clothing, to
antiques and gently-used furnishings, as
well as jewelry, purses, shoes and small
appliances. You can furnish several rooms,
find just the right accessories, or give
your wardrobe a lift, all with the sense
that you've been frugal and have made
a contribution to recycling efforts.
Shopping at consignment stores combines
the thrill of a treasure hunt with the other
benefits of retail therapy. Finding a unique
sweater or suit at a consignment store
carries with it a bit of pride in our ability
to discern its potential impact. In shopping
for others, we can envision the comfort,
delight and enjoyment that the gift is
meant to provide.
The next time you have the need for
some retail therapy, visit some of the
many consignment stores, close to home.
Keep it Local, Recycle and Renew!
Retail Therapy in
Consignment Shops
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