New Thrift Shop Opens on Berwyn’s Main Street

There are few shopping trips that can rival the wonder inspired by a trip to your local resale shop. You never know what you might uncover in just a quick browse around the store, opening up a chance to experiment with your wardrobe or home décor at a fraction of retail prices. For Jacinta Theobald, there is no better way to “go green” than by donating your goods or rescuing your purchase from a landfill. Loath to waste, she opened Jaci’s Resale Shop on Jan 15, 2015 at 6502 W Cermak Rd with a mission to allow the community to “give and get” great bargains. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Mar 4, 2015 in partnership with the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC).

Mayor Robert J. Lovero welcomed the business, stating, “While we have a lot of new franchises that have opened up on Cermak Road, we know that small businesses like your shop are the backbone of our community. The City, the BDC and Berwyn Main Street are all here to support you and wish you the best.” Mal Montoya, BDC Board President, remarked, “I congratulate you on your hard work and the sweat and tears that it took to open the doors of your business. We will do all that we can to help you be successful.”

A Berwyn resident, Jacinta had dreamed of establishing her own local shop for many years, stating “the idea popped up in my heart, and I became more and more excited each day until I finally opened up. I know I need passion to succeed, and that is my top focus.” She also works at Morton West High School in the special education work program and plans to overlap that passion in her store by training students with disabilities and helping them to gain experience in her shop.

Buying pre-owned goods at your local resale shop can certainly be more cost-effective than buying new and often you can find many more unique items. Jaci’s current stock features a mid-century dining table and chairs, vintage Marshall Fields faux fur coat and a hand-woven wall tapestry. Inventory is always changing so plan a regular dive into the shop. She offers a promotion for shoppers to buy five items and get the sixth item of equal or lesser value for free.

On the flip side, she accepts donations off all kinds via drop-off or will pick up items by appointment. Her primary sales include clothing, shoes, jewelry, home décor and furniture. However, she accepts any unwanted items.

Jaci’s Resale Shop is open Mon-Sat from 10AM-8PM and Sun from Noon-8PM. Follow the business on Facebook.

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