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Downtown Springfield Association - 5 Pound Apparel - 7/13/17

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Downtown Springfield Association - 5 Pound Apparel - 7/13/17 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:25:04 +0000 Downtown Springfield Association - 5 Pound Apparel - 7/13/17 Downtown Springfield Association - 5 Pound Apparel - 7/13/17 KOLR [?] >> joy: welcome back. there's a big event coming up for those of us who like to shop, and who doesn't? i know i'm one of those. this is brina thomas, owner of five pound apparel. and nikki purgason, who is an employee. thank you, ladies, for coming in. >> guest: thank you. >> thank you for having us. >> joy: i'm thrilled you're here and what we're going to talk about. they're going to fill us in on the downtown springfield association's lady's day out this weekend? >> guest: yes, this saturday from 11:00 to 4:00. >> joy: that's a good day out. that's a lot of hours to shop. how does this work? >> guest: so basically you go to their event page, and you can see what retailers are participating. you go to the participating retailers, and we'll give you a punch card. when you go into the stores, they'll give you a punch. and you collect six, and then you win a prize. >> joy: so you take advantage of the different stores and the specials that they have that particular day. you might find things like, what, discounts? prizes? >> guest: uh-huh. we are doing an enter to win a handbag. and then, you get a gift with purchase. some of the stores are doing a discount store wide. it's all kinds of different discounts from 15% to 25% even >> joy: that's amazing. >> it's going to be a good day to shop downtown. >> joy: it's a good opportunity to shop local. i see there's some restaurants, too. there's food and drink to be had, because we can't shop without proper nourishment. >> guest: absolutely. >> joy: nikki, this is a box of some of the thing you have at the store. what did you bring us? >> we have our fun missouri shirts. we have ton of missouri shirts that say funny things. we also have our hats. and we have watches for men. we have this new signature candle, that smells so good. >> joy: i can't pass by. >> guest: we just worked with a company that helped us match our store scent that we've had the past seven years. it smells just like it, so now you're home can smell like five pound apparel. >> joy: this is fantastic, reborn company, oh! >> guest: it smells good. >> joy: it does smell good. >> guest: it's also local, too. >> joy: which is great. you can use your discount to get something like this coming up on saturday. >> guest: for sure. >> guest: and we have the active good journal. which is a great way to do an active good kindness for something. and then you hand in the book after you do the kindness. and then, they do that repeatedrepeat 12 times for 12 other people. >> joy: and you see where it ends up. i love that. what about the t-shirts, though? >> guest: all of our t-shirts are made of a really soft blend t-shirt. we create the designs ourself here instores. and we print them here in springfield. >> joy: very, very good. so once again, the different things that you're offering, particularly in five pound apparel -- are you hoping you'll get new traffic in that hasn't been in before? >> guest: yes. >> joy: of course you are! >> guest: right. >> joy: but i think this is your opportunity to see a lot of those local products. >> guest: yes, we try to source as everything as local as possible. made in the u.s. of course, we have our give back. if the company has a philanthropic side, we love that as well. so those are all things you can find at our store. >> joy: all right. you've just recently took over ownership of the store. >> guest: yes, my husband and i purchased the store in january of this year. so it's been a good six months. i run the store throughout the week. and my husband has his full-time job, so he's there on the weekends. >> joy: it's so interesting to see what sort of local products people come in, and the innovation that we have in this area for sure. >> guest: yeah. >> joy: if you go to the website and check it out, you'll see there are probably 20 or so retailers taking part in this. let everybody know where your five pound apparel is. >> guest: we have our store downtown next to maria's and out at farmer's park on republic road. >> joy: very good. do you have some of the flag wear, the springfield flags? >> yes, we are the carrier of the springfield flag merchandise. >> joy: i've got mine. very good. because we've got to represent. one more time, i want to show you when this is going to happen. this is the lady aday out shopping event this saturday. this is free. you don't have to pay to be a part of this. go to the participating businesses. pick up your card, and you get your card punched as you make your way around for shopping, food, and drink. it's all downtown. you can find out more. thank you, ladies. >> guest: thank you. >>

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