Nifty As Is' racks are stuffed with duds ranging from classic stylish to slinky to practical to cute to au courant to retro to off-the-wall family-picnic T-shirts. Nearly all items are $1, a few are $2. You'll find jackets, slacks, pants, shirts, blouses, blousons, jeans, tees, teases, dresses, suits once worn by suits, sweats, cute little tops, warm-up jackets, cool-down wind pants, nipped-waist jackets, and maybe a Big O Tires tee — in wool, silk, cotton, mohair, camel hair, leather, linen, bouclé, jersey, fleece, cashmere, Crepe de Chine, denim, raime, lamé, rayon, or orlon — made by Saks, DKNY, Yves St. and Ralph Laurent, Liz Claiborne, Brooks Brothers, Eddie Bauer, Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole. Dress distinctively for less from this cheapskate's haven. The proceeds fund programs for the developmentally disabled, some of whom work in the store. Although the stuff is clean and in remarkably good condition, as always when buying used, you should carefully check before you buy. All Nifty As Is sales are as-is and final.
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