Stop by the Carousel
If you’ve ever read any of my columns in the past five years, then you already know I am a huge fan of shopping locally and I’m a darn proud supporter of our local shops, eateries and businesses. Delaware is a great place to live and is fortunate to have a thriving downtown (which is up to all of us to support). With that in mind, I have to share about a great new store that just opened in downtown Delaware called Carousel Closet, a consignment shop for infant, children’s, juniors and maternity clothing.
Started by local moms Jenni Willis and Holly Vigar, the boutique at 24 N. Sandusky St. features high quality consigned clothing as well as new gift items featuring locally-made products. The selection is fantastic, the prices are very reasonable and they even thought of providing a play room for children so the parents can shop.
Stop in soon to see the current window display of a hand-carved carousel and carousel horses created by local artisan and former commissioner Don Wuertz.
If you can’t find a parking spot on the street remember to check the East William Street public parking and enter through Carousel Closet’s back entrance. If you are interested in consigning, go to their website for guidelines (www.carouselcloset.com). The store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. To learn more, you can also find them on Facebook or call 740–362-0444.
Just like I love Toujours (consignment shop at 8 N. Sandusky St. in Delaware), I love Carousel Closet, too, because not only are these shops locally owned and operated, they are green! Reusing gently used items is the way to go. Saves you “green” and is good for the planet. Put these shops on your frequent stop list as you never know what treasures you will find!
Tuesday Trippier lives in Delaware, is a writer and mother of four with a special interest in green living.