Sometime contributor, and longtime friend of PattyJ.com, Leslie T is back and she's blogging about the epic sale in Providence that people *literally* wait all year long for. Scroll on for all the deets.
I have noticed there is a new word floating around social media these days. The word is “Sprinter” and it is a clever term for the very wintery spring we have been experiencing during the past month.
While we all eagerly await warmer days and spring flowers, there is one sure sign of spring that will be “popping up” on the East Side of Providence beginning Thursday, April 12.
I am of course referring to The Famous Wheeler Clothing & More Sale, now celebrating its 70th year!
The Clothing Sale as we all know today is a 3 day epic event that's been called “part flea market, part street fair, and part yard sale”, and a Rhode Island Institution.
However, back in 1948, when the school was still an all-girl’s institution, the clothing sale was basically comprised of consigned girls’ uniforms that parents sold as a way to raise funds..
Fast forward 70 years later, and bargain hunters from all over the New England region flock to The Wheeler School’s Madden Gymnasium at 407 Brook Street (between Angell and Meeting Streets) where they line up to experience an amazing “pop up” department store – 9,912 square feet filled with incredible bargains for the entire family!
Shoppers who love to thrift shop, repurpose or recycle will be treated to a huge inventory of:
• New and gently worn women’s, men’s and children’s clothing
• Sports gear
• Household items
The ever-popular Designer Women’s Boutique will also be returning (and some lucky shopper will snap up these beautiful Manolo Blahniks!).
All of the merchandise found at The Famous Wheeler Clothing & More Sale has been carefully sorted, organized, and curated by Wheeler School volunteers in order to guarantee shoppers high quality merchandise at the lowest prices possible.
Proceeds from the sale benefit The Wheeler School and Breakthrough Providence, a national program that creates a pathway to college for Providence public middle school students and inspires high school and college-age students to pursue careers in education.
Admission is FREE, and as always, there will be bargains galore!
HOURS FOR APRIL 12-14, 2018:
- Thursday, April 12 10AM – 8PM
- Friday, April 13 Noon – 8PM
- Saturday, April 14 10AM – 3PM
And while it seems the local weather forecasters can’t guarantee spring weather these days, The Famous Wheeler Clothing and More Sale guarantees that you will have an awesome shopping experience, and there is something for everyone!
What will you find?
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