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|Q. ||What is the Wheeler Clothing Sale? |
This ever-popular and much-anticipated East Side event has been benefiting the New England community and supporting education for 65 years! And for good reason: we sell gently-worned, nearly-new and brand new clothing for the whole family, plus household goods, books, designer-wear, sporting goods and more, at super-low prices. Net proceeds go to support Wheeler students and Breakthrough Providence (a program for low-income, academically motivated middle school students in the Providence public schools) and items remaining at the Sale's close are donated to area charities. We start fresh each year!
|Q. ||Is there an entrance fee? |
|A. ||No way. The Wheeler Clothing and More Sale is free and the public is welcome.|
When is the Wheeler Clothing Sale in 2016?
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, RAIN OR SHINE:
Thursday, April 14, 10 am - 8 pm
Friday, April 15, Noon - 8 pm
Saturday, April 16, 10 am - 3 pm
Come early for best selection!
Where does the sale take place?
Wheeler School’s Gym
407 Brook Street, Providence
Take the Line 42 Bus Route out of Kennedy Plaza.
What kinds of things are for sale?
CLOTHES Gently-worn and brand new clothes for the whole family: women, men, children, infants. Women’s clothes in sizes 0 – Plus. Maternity clothes, handbags, and accessories, too.
DESIGNER Our Boutique offers clothes from brands such as Ralph Lauren, Banana Republic, Michael Kors, BCBG/Maxazria, J. Crew, Ann Taylor, DKNY, Zara — even names like Chanel and Prada. Men's and children's designer clothing, too!
BOOKS Fiction, non-fiction, school books, children’s books and toys.
SPORTING GOODS All sorts of gear for most every sport.
WHITE ELEPHANT Our most popular department, you will find treasures for your home here. Draperies and linen, glassware and tabletop items, home décor, kitchen essentials, tools and gadgets . . . you never know what you might find.
SHOES Nearly new, for men, women and children, in all sizes.
ACCESSORIES Stylist heaven! Shop for belts, hats, handbags, totes and purses, scarves and wraps, gloves and hosiery.
|Q. ||What are the prices like?|
|A. ||Low, like you wouldn't believe! We price our merchandise as low as possible while still providing proceeds for our charities. Come and see for yourself.|
|Q. ||What forms of payment can I use? |
|A. ||Cash is preferred. Checks are accepted with a valid ID. Credit cards are accepted for clothing purchases only with a $50 minimum. Thayer Street, one block away, has several ATMs. |
|Q. ||Is there a place to try things on? |
Yes, there are separate dressing rooms for men and women.
|Q. ||Is lunch or refreshments available? |
Are you kidding? We barely have enough room to display all fabulous items for sale. But Thayer Street, one block away, is full of places to rest and enjoy a bite to eat after shopping.
|Q. ||Are there restrooms? |
|A. ||Access to the school campus and buildings is a top concern to ensure the safety and security of the students. This means there are NO PUBLIC RESTROOMS available. But Thayer Street is only a block away, with many shops and restaurants with public facilities. As my mother used to say, “Plan ahead.”|
|Q. ||What about parking? |
You have plenty of options within walking distance of the Wheeler gym. On-street spots are available on most streets around the neighborhood. Just be sure to obey all posted parking signs.
|Q. ||When’s the best time to hit the sale?|
Ah, now you’re talking strategy. If you want the first crack at all the inventory, go on Opening Day. Join the shoppers lined up around the block for an hour or so before the doors open. Expect high energy and an experienced group of shoppers on Opening Day. On Friday you get a more leisurely crowd, and since the racks of clothes have been thinned, it’s a more comfortable shopping experience. Saturday morning is busy again as it is the final day of the Sale.