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Clothing prices jump leaving many to search for alternatives

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Consumer prices rose by the largest amount in seven months in February and clothing costs jumped the most in nearly two decades.

In Albany, higher prices have some looking for alternatives. In the last five months at least three new consignment shops have opened in Albany giving consumers another place to find discount clothes. A Place On Dawson, a children's consignment shop, says they've seen an increase in people coming through the door.

"We get more in here because they grow so fast, you don't want to spend tons of money on this and that rather than coming here and spending less," said Amber Thompson, A Place on Dawson.

Owners say consignment shops also allow the seller to make a little money while getting rid of unwanted items, helping their bottom line.

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