Downtown consignment shop to close doors tomorrow

09/27/2013 1:01 PM |
JOSEPH PINCIARO PHOTO | A potential customer peers into the window at The Red Collection on Friday, the shop's second-to-last day.

JOSEPH PINCIARO PHOTO | A potential customer peers into the window at The Red Collection on Friday, the shop’s second-to-last day.

The Red Collection, a consignment shop that opened on East Main Street in downtown Riverhead in 2010, is shutting its doors for good tomorrow.

Manager Susan Williams said the store has been offering steep discounts on items storewide, and will continue to do so through the end of tomorrow’s work day at 4 p.m.

The shop’s owners, which also own two other sites in Greensboro, N.C., decided to close up as it simply wasn’t making enough money, and running a satellite shop from so far away didn’t seem to be worth the trouble anymore, Ms. Williams said.

Though she believed the store was just starting to pick up speed.

“Last year was a slow year for us after Sandy hit,” she said, adding that since last fall, sales have been up 20 to 30 percent.

“I thought we were just starting to hit our stride.”

Much of the items in the store have already been sold, she said, and are waiting to be picked up from shoppers. Many items that don’t sell will end up going back to the consigners who own them. But those that don’t will be donated to Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch.

jpinciaro@timesreview.com