Cheap Chick: Home D?cor Sales Occasional Events
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Updated: Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012, 10:11 AM CDT
Published : Tuesday, 27 Mar 2012, 10:11 AM CDT

An increasingly popular retail trend is stores that are open only on certain days of the week, or even weeks of the year. Instead of the traditional store front and store hours, these retailers create hype (and reduce costs), by hosting periodic sales events. I found four stores in the Twin Cities offering amazing prices and truly unique products for your home.
 

The first store is Odds and Ends Again, http://www.oddsandendsagain.com/home.html. This store is the brainchild of a group of Realtors in the North Metro. They help people who are moving – especially seniors who are downsizing – sort through their household items, donate and toss what they don’t need, and sell the higher quality items at the store. For the shopper, you’ll find nine rooms filled with furnishings and home goods. They are open the second and fourth weekend of the month: Thursday and Fridays 10 – 6, Saturday and Sunday, 10 – 3. You can also call and make an appointment to stop by the shop. The next sales event is April 12-15, and the store is located in Shoreview off of 694 and Lexington.
 

Another cool sales event is the Home Essentials Boutique, http://homeessentialsboutique.com According to their website, Ho…………… continues on FOX 9 News

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