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Customers line up to spend even 100 lats on new second-hand arrivals

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Nearly 800 customers visit second-hand stores on the days of new arrivals, thus people line up, sometimes spending even 100 lats on a purchase.

There are a lot of clients during days of new arrivals, however, since there is only a single cash desk, people usually have to line up to purchase the coveted items, the store Humana told the business news portal BNN.

There are a lot of people all day long in the first and second day of new arrivals. Similalry, a lot of people make use of the last day before the new collection, when there are huge discounts and some clothing costs only 30 santims. There are three and five weeks new arrivals cycles. We service up to 800 clients a day during the first and the last days of them. However, the number of customers is slightly smaller in between these cycles.

The sum of the purchases people make varies from santims up to several thousand lats. Most often people spend more than 100 lats exactly on new arrivals. Humana employees themselves often spend 130 lats and more for a single purchase, Humana explains.

Customers consider both the material and the quality that is worth the money. Sometimes people pay several hundred lats for a single jacket or many items of clothing. People buy not only items topical in the particular season, Humana informs, adding that they do not complain about clients turnover.

Another second hand store Degas told the business news portal BNN their customers also line up on new arrivals. However, the store stresses they feel the solvency of the people is dropping, due to the constantly growing costs and tax rise. The clients turnover has dropped nearly by half, compared to the fat years.

Clients are interested in the days of new arrivals that take place 2-3 times a week. There are more customers during these days, however the lines do not usually take more than a couple of minutes.

All in all, people buy various items – clothing, footwear, outerwear. People shop for 5, 30 and sometimes even more than 100 lats, purchasing both seasonal and not seasonal clothing. If the items are discounted, they buy bits and pieces of everything, according to Degas.


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