The Waverly Woman's Club has been hard at work revamping the Attic Shop. For starters, the new name for their upscale consignment shop is The Vintage Pleat at the Attic Shop. They also hired the Keen Bean advertising agency to design a new logo and presence on Facebook.
President of the Waverly Woman's Club Hollie D'Agata noted the importance of keeping up with the social media scene and younger generations. In fact, they're hoping to attract more consignors interested in selling teen and children's clothing.
Chairwoman Carole Bauman said when they do receive teen and children's clothing, it flies off the racks - a good inspiration for would be consignors.
D'Agata said the shop is not as busy as it has been in the past and they have a lot of competition from other consignment shops popping up in the Abingtons and beyond. She pointed out the one thing that truly makes them different is consignors receive 50 percent of the sale of their item and Vintage Pleat at the Attic Shop's profits are all directed to charitable causes.
D' Agata said that The Vintage Pleat at the Attic Shop will still carry upscale clothing and household items. They're all priced reasonably and there is only a one- time $5 annual consignment fee.
Bauman added that a fashion show is in the works and reminded would be shoppers that The Vintage Pleat at the Attic Shop has a half price room to which they're adding clothes all the time.
We're also planning specials, said Bauman, and at the end of the year everything is $1. What isn't sold goes to charity.
Both D'Agata and Bauman are reaching out to the community to help them remain the busy shop they always have been.
The difference between us and our competition is that every bit of the profits goes to charity, said D'Agata.
Some of their gifts this past year, in addition to the Waverly Community House, include Past President's Honorarium, special gifts and memorials, soldiers plot at Hickory Grove Cemetery and President's gift to Make-A-Wish Foundation. Other charities they've supported include local fire houses, the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter and Saint Francis of Assisi Soup Kitchen.
Consignor hours are every Wednesday 9:30 – 11:15 a.m. and the first and third Wednesday from 6 -8 p.m. They ask consignors to bring no more than 20 items at one time and that the items be in very good condition – no tears or stains .
Shopper hours are Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. – noon. Also the first and third Wednesday from 5:30 – 8 p.m. and every second Saturday from 10 a.m. - noon.
To search out the new shop on Facebook, type in Vintage Pleat at the Attic Shop.