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Gerri’s Closet is packed with the hottest fall must-haves available for pennies on the dollar

What do Michael Kors, Kate Spade and Vera Bradley all have in common? They’re just some of the designer names you’ll find featured at Gerri’s Closet—an area resale shopping mainstay located in the city of Green. While other shops have exited the genre, Gerri’s continues to propel the idea of buying gently used goods into the...

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Teachers and students are scoring these back-to-school styles with high marks

Q: I’m a teacher and a mom with two children and we’re already starting to think about our back-to-school plan. Any advice on stylish but comfy brands of shoes for me and my kids? A: I have a feeling that our Lucky Shoes team members will be answering this question many times during the next month or two, and we’re stocked with a huge...

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A Final Thought: Tree's Big Adventure

One day in mid-summer Tree was speaking with Cicada. “It is getting late,” Tree said. “When will you begin your adventure?” “I am having my adventure now,” Cicada replied. “I sing and I fall in love.” “But you have wings!” said Tree. “You could fly anywhere in the world while I am stuck here with my roots in the...

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Whether shopping at CW’s Purple Iris or dining next door at The Dolphin Restaurant, you’re certain to leave satisfied—and inspired

A customer told Sandy Mihalek, “If you go into CW’s Purple Iris and nothing speaks to you, you’re not listening.” Not looking, either. The tranquil gift store, which Sandy describes as “more inspirational than spiritual or religious,” carries an eclectic and affordable mix of comforting gifts. Items from the Natural Life...

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Here’s how you can score a designer find at Clothes Mentor for way less than you’ll pay at the mall

For decades, the shopping scene in North Olmsted could only be described with a four-letter word: m-a-l-l. But thanks to several up-and-coming upscale resale stores—Clothes Mentor and Plato’s Closet—shoppers are hitting the rethink button on the local fashion landscape. “Women today are looking for the hottest styles at the best...

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