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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. Paula Osborn

    Hi I am the owner of The Thrifty Amish and Mennonite Closet. The majority of my customers are Plain Dressed Christians, Mennonites and former Amish who still want to dress plain. I have a lot of International customers. I sell an average of 275 items a month. As you can see my prices are very reasonable. Thanks for your mention. You can also follow me on my stores Facebook page.

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    1. Kevin

      Thanks for this Paula, I was curious who your customers are and that helps clarify! 275 a month is a lot! Have a great Alaska journey!

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  2. Beverly

    Kevin- Thrift store/second hand any thing is popular in this day in age! Especially when merchandise and clothes are expensive! Second hand shopping “made in America” items are coveted by many and have caught on even with young folk!

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    1. Kevin

      Beverly, I guess so…I’m just trying to figure out who her customers would be..I think it’s a neat business concept, just surprising to me!

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  3. Paula Osborn

    I am wondering why my comment hasn’t been approved. When I first read the article on my store I thought it was a slam against me. But as I reread it I thought it was nice of you to even notice there was a store like this. I do very well with my store and I enjoy the Amish and Mennonite contacts I have who I purchase the clothes from.

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    1. Kevin

      Paula – Sorry for the delay, somehow comment notifications inexplicable started going into my spam filter, so now I have about 40 comments to wade through. And, oh no, wasn’t meant to slam your business at all, I was more just surprised that such a business existed….would love to hear more…I was quite surprised to see my own mother is one of your Facebook “likes.” (I don’t think she owns a piece of clothing anything remotely plain) – Kevin

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      1. Paula Osborn

        Thanks. I advertised in The Budget a couple of years ago looking for Amish or Mennonites that would sell their clothes to me. Over the 3 years I have about 20 ladies that are in Ohio that I go to twice a year to pick up items. Most contacts have several other ladies drop their clothes at their house so I don’t have to go to so many places. All in all I have about 50 families that I get clothes from. I have a price sheet that I pay for items and this never changes. I’ve tried to find places in Pennsylvania to get items but the Amish and Mennonite there won’t sell their clothes to the English. I would love to find some but have not been successful. I have gotten a couple new customers and I think it is because of your post and I thank you for that.

      2. Kevin

        Glad you got some new business, Paula. How did you decide to get into this business? All sounds very interesting to me!

  4. Kevin

    Sure, Seri, I loved the photos and thanks for clarifying about the picture timing!

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