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Halloween is half the price at Savers

Submitted by Lisa Lakey on October 29, 2010 – 11:33 amNo Comment

Eric Morris, retail sales manager for Savers in Little Rock, holds one of the season’s hottest costumes, Neytiri from Avatar. Photo by Lisa Lakey.

As Halloween parties creep nearer, those seeking last-minute costumes can find a haunting variety that fits even a college student’s budget at Savers.

The popular thrift stores, which are located on South Bowman in West Little Rock and on JFK in North Little Rock, offer both new and used costumes. 

Eric Morris, retail sales manager for the South Bowman location, said that customers can find new costumes at a fraction of the price as other retailers, but that is not the only option. 

“You can grab a wig and retro clothes,” he said.  “We’ve got a whole store of do-it-yourself costumes…If they’re on a budget they can come and get a costume for a couple of bucks.”

The Halloween selection at Savers is anything but small.  All along the partitions sectioning off Halloween Central, shoppers can find “transformation stations.”  These are groupings of costumes by themes.  From hippies to gangsters to Avatar, the Halloween partygoer can find a costume with ease. 

“[The hippie station] was our biggest transformation station,” Morris said.  And yes, they have a vampire station, too.  “At one point, we had 25 different vampire costumes and in one week they were gone,” Morris said.

What are the big trends this year?  “Most are movie-themed,” Moore noted.  “[Neytiri] has flown off the shelves.”  For those not into tight, blue “Avatar” jumpsuits, “Alice in Wonderland” is also popular for 2010. “Pirates are really big this year,” Moore said, “as they have been the past several years.”

Halloween fun-seekers entering Savers’ costume central are greeted by the above sign. Those wanting to “get costumed” will find a wide array of options at the thrift shop. Photo by Lisa Lakey.

Having trouble deciding on what to wear for All Hallows’ Eve?  “We have designated costume coordinators,” Moore said.  More than sales representatives, these trained specialists help customers choose and design their own costumes.

For those looking to save a few dollars more, Savers will give you 20 percent off your purchase for donating a sack full of clothes.  All community donations benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Arkansas.  Clothes that cannot be resold are donated to third world countries.

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