You may not spot certain camera-shy luminaries from Rancho Santa Fe and La Jolla on TMZ, but you might discover their very gently used, high-fashion apparel as well as elegant jewelry, fine art and other fabulous finds at Hospice of the North Coast’s beautiful Resale Shop at 278-B North El Camino Real in Encinitas.
Manager Jean Cole says, “Customers often remark that our Resale Shop resembles a department store rather than a thrift store.”
Sandell Dumont of Carlsbad agrees as she shows off her newest discovery. “Look at this Italian coat! It doesn’t look like it was ever worn! $15! I can’t believe it,” she declares. “I’ve lived in the Bay Area and travelled lots of places, but this is the best shop I’ve found in my life. I come here frequently and I always find something – make that some things.”
The Resale Shop’s welcoming environment attracts hundreds of customers each day. Bargain-hunters can find a wealth of items under $10. A boutique area showcases designer clothing, gems and such. Cole confides, “Many donors are also customers. Many customers become donors.”
Shop proceeds benefit the multifaceted hospice programs and services HNC offers at no charge to clients and the community. The Resale Shop is located at 278B El Camino Real in Encinitas. It is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Call 760-943-9921 for more information and directions.
–HNC Press Release