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Local Business: A diamond in the re-sale rough

Moxie’s Resale Boutique is located at 3827 N. Sheridan Rd. Photo by Kaprice Young.

Moxie’s Resale Boutique, located on 3827 N. Sheridan Road in Peoria, has been providing its customers with a stylish and fun resale shop experience, since 2012. It has women, infant and children clothing, as well as accessories, jewelry, shoes and miscellaneous items that catch the eye.

Current owner Jessica Litterst took over the shop after getting word that it was going to be closed by the previous owner and her mutual friend Mollee Wood.

“I am from the food industry,” Litterst said. “But I shopped here a couple of times and then I saw on Facebook that she was selling it. When I lived in California during high school, we had these shops everywhere and we didn’t have one like that here, and I didn’t want her to close it.”

Though it is a major difference in industries, Litterst and customers say they are glad she leapt from food to fashion.

Vada Arndt, a frequent shopper said she loves the shop because of its vintage section and the kindness of the owner.

“I really like Moxie’s, it sells everything,” Arndt said. “And I love the owner Jessica too. Literally this dress she sold me has a story behind it.”

Customers are excited that there is always something different.

“[You] never know what you might find there that you cannot find at any other stores” another reviewer put.

Customers can thank the selection process for finding rare product. Moxie’s is not picky when it comes to what people can bring in to be resold.

“The one thing I turn away the most is women’s business suits,” Litterst said. “They just don’t sell.”

Moxie’s offers a large number of discounts including daily offers on specific items with additional seasonal sales offered.

On Aug. 24, the store hosted a bag sale. For $10, customers could fill a bag from a selected rack. Offers like this are expected once every season.

To keep up with new offers, discounts and prices, Moxie’s has a Facebook page that posts frequent updates.

Litterst also explained that her dream for the future of Moxie’s is to expand the space. She has made some adjustments to the current location, but in due time, Litterst said that she wants to relocate.

“I’ve got to get more stuff in because that’s going decide the volume of business I do, and it’s hard to pick a building everybody knows,” Litterst said.

The familiarity of Moxie’s location is an asset to customers, which would make the transition more difficult.

Moxie’s Resale Shop is open Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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