By Julie DiNisio
It’s no rumor that Rumors is one of the best thrift stores in Richmond. Cheesy opening sentence aside, seriously, we love this store! Not only is the product awesome, Rumors has kindly offered to lend clothing for Quail Bell’s "Once Upon a Dream" Fashion Show on October 16th at the VCU Barnes & Noble. The Show, from 4 to 6 p.m., is children’s literature themed and will feature models and clothes from Richmond in an effort to raise interest in our creative endeavors while getting the community involved.
Rumors has been a labor of love for owners Casey and Marshe since 2007. They originally opened it as a store for local and international products and lines, eventually converting it to the thrift boutique it is now. If you’re a VCU student, it’s difficult not to at least know where it is located. Sandwiched between The Village Café and Harrison Street Coffee Shop, Rumors’ speakers are always blasting music for passersby, and it is just as loud inside.
Rumors sells inexpensive clothing for men and women, not to mention a myriad of shoes and accessories that clutter up the walls and shelves. The products are always of a high-quality and stylishly and financially desirable for college students. Rumors accepts gently worn, fashionable and seasonally-appropriate apparel between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Sellers immediately make 35% cash or 55% store credit for the items Rumors decides to take.
So give Rumors and the "Once Upon a Dream" Fashion Show a little space in your schedules. Rumor has it you won’t regret it.