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Local consignment shops says Derby time is like Christmas

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Derby time is big business for local stores.

So many hats to try on. So many dresses: It's go-time for consignment shops as people search for the perfect outfits.

Jessica Moreland, the owner of Sassy Fox Consignment uses social media to get the word out.

"I do a lot of Instagram posts," Moreland said. "That's probably my favorite way to get it out there. We try to do a couple every day." 

Thurby, Oaks and Derby are like Christmas for this business.

"From an average month, sales go up 30 to 40 percent during the lead up to Derby," Moreland said. "Oaks Day is one of our craziest days here. People change their minds because of the weather, last minute invites or they don't like what they picked out."

Right now, the pressure is on to find a hat or fascinator. Buying consignment items could save you 50 percent or more.

"Our prices are really going to range anywhere from the low 30's and probably our most expensive hat is about $110," Moreland said.

"They do have a lot to choose from," said Tammy Leachman, a customer. "I saw some little jumpsuits for less than you can get from a department store."

"This whole thing is probably going to be about $100 for hat dress, and necklace," Moreland said, showing off some of her merchandise. "We have such a wide range. We have some dresses that are $16. Even our designer or boutique dresses usually range from $64 to $75, which is quite a bargain."

To make it easy for shoppers, there is also an Oaks section of the store. You'll find pink dresses, hats and bracelets.

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