Serendipity Strikes Twice

Serendipity is the fortune of finding treasured objects, people or situations, by pure chance, that you might not have thought to look for ordinarily Annette and Jim Peerson are the second such bystanders of Serendipity’s rare twist of fate, as the new owners of the ‘Serendipity’ consignment shop on West Center, which changed hands on June 1, 2013.

The name ‘Serendipity’ was chosen by the former owners, because it was by chance the shop came about. When asked about the name, former shop owner Tracy Cravey said, "It all just came about by accident." She explained that finding the building had been a chance opportunity.

Being in the right place at the right time was serendipitous for Annette Peerson, who worked at the store before the sell. It was business as usual, when she reported for work the day the former owners asked if she and her husband Jim Peerson would like to purchase the property.

Jim and Annette Peerson held Customer Appreciation Day on June 8, 2013. They provided free hotdogs and sodas to a fair turnout of customers and gave a Vera Bradley purse to Kassie Cortright of Greenwood, the lucky winner of the raffle. Various items were on sale for 30 percent off.

The Consignment shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4:30 pm. The items for sale in the store are taken in on consignment at a 50/50 rate, which helps to allow them to offer a wide inventory of clothing for men, women, and children. As well as furniture, decorative paintings, books, various shoe styles, and purse styles. Currently, Peerson has several name brand purses, such as Coach and Miss Tina, for sale both new and used. However, Peerson stated that inventory changes depending on consignment items taken.

Peerson works hard to save her customers money and keep prices low, periodic colored tag specials run on specific items throughout the store and she will soon be offering an upcoming coupon to save 20 percent off any item. When she isn’t looking for ways to save customers money, she is providing engaging customer service. "I love the people, I love the customers." Peerson said, "I want them to feel that we will help them in any way we can."

Lightning striking in the same place twice is a rarity, but it does happen. Like lightning, serendipity may be rare, but it does strike twice. At ‘Serendipity’ you may find some treasured object you were not looking for, if you chance an opportunity to stop by.