Council Re|Sale in Berkley to Hold Spring Showcase Shopping Event, Sun. Mar. 26, 2023!

Council Re|Sale in Berkley to Hold Spring Showcase Shopping Event, Sun. Mar. 26, 2023!

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Featuring New Season Clothes and Accessories by Designers and Top Brands at Bargain Prices 

Research shows that thrift store shoppers save on average $1,760 a year; all proceeds from Council Re|Sale support projects helping metro Detroit women, children and families

 Council Re|Sale, one of the oldest resale stores in metro Detroit, is ushering in spring fashion with its popular Spring Showcase on Sun. Mar. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. Avid bargain-hunters can also sign up for a special early preview VIP event at the store (3297 W 12. Mile Road, Berkley) from 10 a.m. to noon, at a cost of $25.

End-of-season sales on winter clothing will be held prior to Spring Showcase: 75 percent off all clothing and accessories on Wed. Mar. 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and a $25 fill-a-bag sale on Thurs. Mar. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Recent research shows thrift store shoppers save on average $1,760 a year

with 85 percent of survey respondents saying they were trying to save money, 42 percent they were concerned about the environment and 40 percent looking for high end brands. Two thirds of respondents said they were searching for clothing, but almost half were hunting for home decorations too.

Council Re|Sale is known for featuring high-end clothing including designer wear, professional attire, shoes, evening wear, home décor, and other treasures, all generously donated by the local community. Shoppers this season will find brands such as Michael Kors, Banana Republic, Cole Haan, Chico’s, Cole Haan, Ann Taylor, DIESEL and so many more. Proceeds support the many projects of National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan (NCJW|MI), a nonprofit organization benefiting Detroit area women, children, and families in need.  For images of spring items on sale, click here.

“We are so excited to be offering our Spring Showcase at a time when we know metro Detroiters are hoping to leave the winter behind but some might not have too much spare cash for a wardrobe refresh given the high cost of inflation,” said Sallyjo Levine, President of NCJW| MI. “Bargain hunters can find designer and top brands at our store, pay a fraction of the retail price, and know that they are also supporting the important work our nonprofit agency does to support local families in need.” 

Levine added that since the start of the pandemic,

donations have remained consistently high, so special flash sales are being held at the store on an almost weekly basis; details of sales can be found at the store’s website councilresale.net or on Facebook or Instagram.

“We are so grateful to the local community for allowing us to thrive through their generous donations – we will surpass our budget for sales this fiscal year – as well as provide the opportunity for our customers to purchase outstanding items at prices they can afford,” said Levine.

Council Re| Sale was founded in 1934 in Rowena Street in Detroit and moved to Berkley in 1990. Money raised from the store funds many NCJW|MI projects including the annual Back 2 School Store, Backpack Project for homeless children, blankets for children in hospital and foster care, Kosher meals on wheels, literacy outreach, and social action initiatives such as voter rights advocacy.

Council Re|Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon. through Sat.;

donations of clothing (currently not children’s clothing or books) are accepted Mon., Tues., and Thurs. through Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  However in preparation for Spring Showcse, the store will be closed on Fri. Mar. 24 and Sat. Mar. 25. For more information on Council Re|Sale visit www.councilresale.net or call 248.548.6664; for more information on NCJW|MI go to www.ncjwmi.org. 

About the National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan

Founded in 1891 and inspired by Jewish values, National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan has maintained a progressive stance on issues at the local, state and national levels. It is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates committed to social justice and a call for action, ‘Powerful Voices. Progressive Change’. The mission of supporters is to improve the quality of life for women, children, and families by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

*Logo courtesy of the National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan

Cynthia Tait

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