Like the name, the Tipsy Gypsy, or TG Consignment Boutique, is not your ordinary consignment shop. The store located at 105 E. Main Street in downtown Clinton (previously home to Emma Jane’s).
As a consignment boutique, Tipsy Gypsy will accept new and next to new women’s clothing, shoes (all sizes) bags and accessories and unique home decor and furniture. They will also carry wedding gowns and formal attire and already have a good selection (see photo gallery at the end of this article).
The soft opening of the store will be Friday, July 1st at noon. Regular hours will be:
Wednesday and Thursday – 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday – 12:00 pm -7:00 pm
Saturday – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
They will also be open during Food Truck Monday and other special events in the Clinton downtown area.
Owner Shelby Bruce has been pleased with the response so far and is excited about getting the store open. Bruce is originally from Long Island, a town smaller than Clinton with only one stop light, and she just loves living here.
“My husband Curtis is from South Carolina (he went to Riverside High School) and we have always planned to return to South Carolina!”
They moved here in October 2020 and love everything about Clinton. Small town living was not a culture shock for her, and she found everyone to be so welcoming.
“There is so much potential here,” said Bruce. “Clinton is truly a hidden gem and my husband and I look forward to raising our daughter Sadie here (now 2.5 years old).”
Bruce and her husband are both Veterans. She met her husband while in A School in Pensacola. She was a Navy Aviation Ordinanceman, building armament for tactile missions was attached to a P3 squadron Whidbey Island in Washington State. In 2013 Bruce left military service with an honorable discharge.
From one small town to another but why a consignment boutique?
Bruce loves to engage with people and a personal friend Long Island has a consignment warehouse so she learned a lot about the business from her.
“I want to give some items that are usually considered once and done a second life,” said Bruce. “Just like people need second chances so do high end dresses and other items.”
How does the consignment process work?
Consignment is by appointment only. Anyone bringing items for consignment will complete and sign a consignment agreement that outlines the terms for the sale and payment when items are sold. Rates are comparable to some of the nicer consignment shops in the Upstate.
Tipsy Gypsy will be open in just a few days. Stop by and say hello and look around.