Leading up to our Spring Shop Local Day event on Saturday, May 3, Chesapeake Bank wants to highlight some of the participating merchants throughout the region who are offering shoppers a little extra to come out and support their community businesses.
DoodleBugs Consignment Shop is a resale store in Matthews County that specializes in gently-used furniture and household accessories, unique artwork, jewelry and collectibles. All items at DoodleBugs come from the local community and are carefully selected to meet a broad range of tastes and budgets.
DoodleBugs customers often say it is “never the same store twice!” New inventory is featured daily in the shop, so it’s a great place to visit often – because you never know when they might have exactly what it is that you’re looking for.
Learn more about DoodleBugs in their profile below.
Business Name: DoodleBugs Consignment Shop
Contact: Valerie Kelley
Contact information: Website, Facebook or by phone at (804) 725-3819.
Shop Local Day Deal: Mention Shop Local Day and receive 10% off entire purchase.
Store information: DoodleBugs Consignment Shop is located at 240 Main Street in Matthews, Va. Visit the shop Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.
Tell us about your business story.
My best friend and I opened the shop together. We started out in a tiny store and have grown over the past four years. We sell a little bit of everything; from shoes and clothes to jewelry and coins. We have all kinds of collectibles and it all comes from the local community.
Why do you think shopping local is so important for small businesses?
Shopping locally keeps commerce within the area, which helps everyone. It’s also a great personal experience to see familiar faces when shopping in your community.
How do you show support to the community throughout the year?
We have a great relationship with the Animal Care Society – a local nonprofit thrift store next door. When they run out of space, we often take in their extra items and help sell them so the proceeds can help local animals.
If you could highlight any one product in your store, what would it be?
It’s hard to highlight just one specific item in our shop since we have a little bit of everything. We are also a retailer for American Paint Company which makes clay/chalk/mineral base paint.