You know the kind of jeans I’m talking about. The kind that some of us wore (or parents wouldn’t buy for us) in the 80s. You know, the kind your father-in-law wears to cut down trees and work under the car.
Well, those jeans don’t look like they’re worth much, but in fact, you can buy them at Abercrombie and Fitch for around $80.
Well, you don’t need to pay that much anymore. There’s a place in town called “The Exchange”. It’s been there for a while (on Harvey across from Shivers) and has recently (2007) changed management, and even what they do. As of this writing, the signs are still up that say otherwise, but they don’t sell stuff on ebay, and they don’t buy used clothes (they used to).
I’ve been told they are changing the name to “The Alternative,” I’ll let you know when that happens.
They are now a Brand Name Retail Store, selling brand new items of clothing like Abercrombie, Hollister, American Eagle, Aeropostal and more.
Nothing in the store is over $20.00. That’s right, brand new jeans for less than $20.00. I’d say that’s something to go and check out.
They’ve actually been having issues with people thinking they are the same shop they used to be…even with all the new signs stating “new management” and “brand name clothes” etc. So go in and check it out, but don’t take your used clothing.
I had family come from England looking for Abercrombie stuff and were completely amazed at what they found. They told me the same jeans in England were selling for $200.00. In fact, the same jeans at the Abercrombie and Fitch in the mall ran about $80.00 – $100.00.
The General Manager told me that they get 2000 pounds of product in the store every 2 weeks. They get the stuff that doesn’t go to the outlet stores, overstock and other items. They pick through the stuff they get, pull out the good stuff, iron and steam them and put them on the racks.
This is brand new stuff, it’s just gets to the store a little wrinkled. The staff here takes very good care of making the clothing look perfect.
Apparently they get other things in the shipment, like a pogo stick, framed art, clocks, signs…and they sell those things too.
The store is clean, the dressing rooms are very nice, and there’s a waiting area/lounge that’s even stocked with children’s books. Nice touch.
There’s also a Post Office branch in the corner of the store, so no more waiting in line at the post office.
The staff is very friendly and know what’s in the store at any time, so you can always call and ask to see if they have what you are looking for: (979) 985-5151.
Go check it out.