Retailers hosting all-season clearance sale
A “challenging” sales climate following lower-than-expected holiday sales has prompted eight local retailers to host a surplus sale this weekend.
Gina Van Timmeren, owner of Gina’s Boutique in Grand Rapids, came up with the idea for a Clearance Collective sale in partnership with seven other retailers from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. this Saturday.
The sale will be at NOMAD Gallery by Richard App, 74 Monroe Center St. NW in Grand Rapids.
“This idea came to me because it’s been a challenging six months for some local boutiques,” Van Timmeren said. “We didn’t have the fall or holiday season we hoped for, (and) this resulted in extra inventory for some of us.
“I’ve been involved in events where boutiques get together to do fashion shows and pop-ups, but none where the goods are heavily discounted. It’s that time of year where most people are looking to get out, and a sale is usually good motivation. My hope is that this event can be a win, not only for us, but for our loyal customers who can come and get some amazing deals.”
The sale prices will range from $10 to $80 for high-end denim.
Clothing on sale will be all seasons.
Along with Gina’s Boutique, which is based at 40 Monroe Center St. NW, the following retailers will be at the sale event:
DENYM, 910 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids
Marie La Mode, 910 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids
Tip Toes, 60 E. Eighth St., Holland
The Found Cottage, 2460 Chicago Drive, Hudsonville
Suu Kuu, West Michigan e-commerce retailer
Apothecary Off Main, 76 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids
TO & FRO Activewear, 452 Ada Drive SE, Suite 140, Ada