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Downtown boutique offers affordable designer clothing
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Opening in late March, Second Chance Boutique offers womens clothing and accessories made by designer and brand names such as Michael Kors, BCBG, Nine West and Banana Republic for affordable prices. - photo by CARA HALLAM/The Journal

Name of Business: Second Chance Boutique

Location: 11 E. Main Street, Turlock

Contact: (209) 250-0723;

Hours of Operation: Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Closed Sunday

History of Business: As one of Downtown Turlock’s newest retailers, consignment store Second Chance Boutique offers high end, designer clothing at affordable prices for fashionistas looking for a great deal locally.

Since opening on March 25, owner Carisa Barcelos says that business has been steadily picking up as new customers come through the door each day. Partnering with her husband Sandro Barcelo’s store, Turlock Trading Post — a wholesale merchandise brokerage — Second Chance Boutique offers primarily women’s clothing and accessories, with a men’s rack also available. Most of their men’s clothing, however, can be found at Turlock Trading Post, located at 2280 MaryAnn Drive.

After growing up in Hilmar, Barcelos moved to Turlock in 2009. With six kids, the couple keeps busy with sporting and school events, but in their spare time, has always enjoyed taking day trips out of town to explore different consignment stores, thrift shops and boutiques in an attempt to find name brands at an affordable price.

“We kind of figured, why not open something similar to that in Turlock?” said Barcelos. “There’s a lot of great boutiques in Turlock selling new clothes, but not very many boutiques selling high end, used clothing. So we figured we should open something local doing what we like to do which is shopping for nice, brand name clothing and getting them for a steal.”

Selling items from designers and brand names like BCBG, Banana Republic, Michael Kors, Nine West and Lucky Brand, the family-owned consignment store is the perfect place for shoppers looking for such brands but don’t want to spend $250 for a pair of jeans.

“It’s a place for shoppers who cannot afford a $250 pair of jeans, and instead can get them here for ten bucks,” said Barcelos. “At first business was a little slow just because we were new, but it’s really been picking up recently and we’ve enjoyed being in Downtown Turlock and meeting new customers.”

Aside from jeans, dresses, blouses, shorts, skirts and other women’s clothing items, Second Chance Boutique also offers a huge collection of shoes, purses and wallets with some items priced at less than $5.

Additionally, the Barcelos’ will be holding a “Super Saturday” sale at Turlock Trading Post, where shoppers can find all warehouse merchandise, such as electronics, furniture, designer clothing and more for 65 to 85 percent off, from 8 a.m. to early evening.

Business Specialty: Consignment retailer; brand name, designer women’s clothing; accessories.