At the St. Vincent Store
Sales, Sales and More Sales!
Everywhere you look in the St. Vincent Store you will something on sale right now through the weekend. Don’t miss out! If you have not visited yet, this is a great time to come and see what all the talk is about. When you head-out shopping, stop by us first to see if you have what you are looking for – at a fraction of the price! And your purchases go back to your community, as we use proceeds from the store to provide monetary assistance, food, clothing, housing, and services to people in need in Juneau.
If You Can Drink From It, It’s $1!
All cups, glasses, travel mugs, water bottles, etc.
If You Can Wear It on Your Shoulders During the Summer, It’s $1
All short sleeve shirts, excluding the St. Vincent Designer Boutique.
If You Can Sleep On It (or Under It), Its 75% Off
All bedding, linens, blankets, comforters, bed spreads, sleeping bags, etc.
If Your Soul is Enriched by Casting Your Gaze Upon It, It’s 50% Off
All Art, Frames, Mats and Related Items.
Welcome to Participants in Gold Medal Basketball Tournament
If you find time during your busy schedule to visit us at our new location, we will love to reward you with an additional 25% discount over any other sale currently running (and we always have some sale going on…).
Caps and Gowns, Oh My!
By the Way, if you (or someone you know) is Graduating, we have a great selection of caps and gowns that don’t have to be rented and returned. Of course, after graduation, you can just donate them back to us, so we can pass them along to next year’s graduates.
Easter Decorations and Basket Makings are Out!
While we are just starting the 40 days of Lent, it’s really not too early to get ready for Easter. We have been accumulating Easter donations all year long, and just put everything out. Come in now for the best selection!
See Us at the Movies!
I have a (small) advertising budget, and everyone said that we should definitely advertise during the per-show movie presentation with Alaska Grafix. So, for the month of March we will be in both Alaska Gross theaters before the show. Let us know what you think.
So, I went to see Captain Marvel on Sunday, and resisted jumping up and shouting
“Hey – that’s our ad!” However, if you did see it, I would love really some feedback before we have to decide to repurchase four more weeks, etc.
So, email me your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are Still Celebrating our Grand Re-Opening
Now is the time to come on in to see all the new stores and see the entire look and feel of the store. Instead of the typical secondhand store, I think you find the St. Vincent Store shopping experience like shopping at any other store in Juneau – except at prices – which are a fraction of what you pay elsewhere. And the best part – the money you pay goes to good work we do at St. Vincent de Paul helping those in need!
Visit Our New Stores
In addition to the new layout of the store (more room for things you love), we have dedicated areas for certain items. Here are three new stores:
The St. Vincent Designer Boutique features the best of the our apparel donations. When our staff and volunteers sort through all your donations, and find high-end items that are new or in like-new condition, they are set aside for our veteran pricing staff who figure out its second-hand store value (and then mark it down from there). Then it goes in the this store, rather than getting mixed in with the other apparel – so that it will be easier for you to find.
For all the time the St. Vincent Christmas store was open, we either stored, or asked you hold, your furniture donations. Now that we have cleared the back of the store, laid some carpet, etc., and moved all the furniture we have accumulated (and started accepted your furniture donations) into this area. The St. Vincent Home Store feels just like your living room and bedroom, and is the perfect place to find everything for YOUR home.
Not just housewares, but everything else for the kitchen, hobbies, and home improvement, can be conveniently found in the new St. Vincent Store Housewares Shoppe.
For those who don’t normally shop second-hand stores (which had included me before I came to SVdP), I have been struggling to explain things like tag sales (and why we have them), since they don’t really apply to a regular retail store (which is how I am hoping you will start to think of the St. Vincent Store as, when you head out to go shopping). Meaning, when you need a pair of pants, stop here first to see if we have what you need. If we do, it will probably be about $5, unless something designer and then about $10 to get something that is new or in very, very good condition (we send the other donations to our charity uses at our Transition Support Services Center, Housing Facility, CBJ Warming Shelter and other agencies, etc.). If we don’t, then you’re off to one of the retail stores in town. But, its worth the quick stop since we’re right on the way.
Oh, I digress… Back to tag sales. As items come into donations (yes, I know, our donation hours are really restrictive now… sorry, sorry, sorry – please volunteer to sort). the sorting and pricing crew tag the item with colored tags that change each month (pink, blue and yellow) in rotation. This allows us to know how long items have been on the racks and shelves. And if an item is not selling after a month, we discount it 50%, two months 75%, and three months it gets pulled, and sent out of the store to our charity channels. Now you understand tag sales!
And, Of Course, Free Hot-Buttered Popcorn and Lemonade on Saturdays
Bring the family!