“Today’s shoppers reuse and recycle. We want to be a part of that,” said Cheryl Petersen, at the November 15 ribbon cutting at Random Acts of Consignment in Florida, NY, when she and her husband, Doug, celebrated their new ownership of the shop, along with members of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce and Florida Chamber of Commerce.
As part of the growing movement to repurpose within the fashion industry, Random Acts of Consignment offers clothing, shoes, and accessories for women, men, and juniors.
Random Acts of Consignment is stocked with clean, gently used or oftentimes never been worn, items. “The shop is filled with one-of-a-kinds, from modern to trendy to vintage,” said Petersen. “It’s fun to watch the adventurous customers. It’s like watching Indiana Jones, searching for that awesome item that evokes the power of discovery.”
A family affair, Random Acts of Consignment weaves together three generations. “Doug and I take care of the basic jobs. Our daughters and their husbands direct the technology and social media, and our grandchildren keep us laughing,” said Petersen.
All family members recently moved to the area from Washington state.
“The scenery may be different, but the intent to shop affordably and to support less waste is growing nationwide,” said Petersen. “We’re learning together.”
Random Acts of Consignment hosts quarterly workshops. “Workshops on ‘how to’ reuse clothing creatively,” said Petersen.
The workshop, How to Jazz Up Stained Clothing, will be held on November 23, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at 20 N. Main Street in Florida, NY.
Random Acts of Consignment also designates shop area to locally handcrafted soaps, candles, balm, books, honey, chocolates, and crystal badge holders. Shop hours: Tues.-Saturday, 11-6 p.m. Thurs. 11-8 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday. For more information: wwwRandomAOC.com and Facebook/RandomAOC.