Ormond resident opens new thrift shop in Palm Plaza

Flipping Treasures Resale opened two weeks after owner Vanessa Mitchell signed the lease for the space.

Vanessa Mitchell, owner of Flipping Treasures Resale. Photo by Alexis Miller
Vanessa Mitchell, owner of Flipping Treasures Resale. Photo by Alexis Miller
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Massage therapist or thrift shop owner? Ormond Beach resident Vanessa Mitchell has both in the same shopping center after recently opening Flipping Treasures Resale.

Four years ago, Mitchell moved her business, Day Spa by Vanessa, to Palm Plaza in Ormond Beach. When a rental space opened up in the same plaza, she said knew it was destiny. It took two weeks for her to put her new shop together, and Mitchell celebrated its grand opening on Aug. 15.

“One of the main reasons why I thrift shop myself and why I wanted to open my own thrift shop is for our environment,” Mitchell said, “I want to help save the pollution of our water, which can happen when too many things get thrown into landfills.”

The thrift shop, located at 600 South Yonge St., Unit 9, offers an array of different items — clothes, knickknacks, furniture, kitchen appliances. All of the items in the shop were donated or bought by Mitchell herself.

Mitchell said she believes that, as a thrift shop, items should not be sold close to full price. Because they are gently used, she said they should be inexpensive and affordable.

“I want to help people save money especially with the prices of everything going up — even at other thrift stores prices are way too high,” Mitchell said.

Flipping Treasures Resale offers a selection of men and women's clothes. Photo by Alexis Miller

Though opening store came together quickly, it wasn't a spur of the moment idea for Mitchell. It had been a goal of hers for a while.

“She’s been talking about opening a thrift shop or consignment store for a long time now," son Mitchell Grace said. "I think she finally thought, ‘If I’m gonna do it I might as well do it now’ and took it head on."

Grace was one of Mitchell's biggest helpers as she worked to open her new store. He redid her dressing room, helped with the heavy lifting and moved three large trailer loads of items for her to sell. He helped for five to six hours each day.

Her best friend of seven years, Marie Autter, was also a helping hand. Autter helped decorate, price items and put things away along with running the cash register the first few days of opening.

Mitchell also plans on working with Employu, a nonprofit disability employment service that helps people with disabilities learn job responsibilities and life skills. She said it is something she is passionate about and wants to include in her consignment shop.

“She is a very determined woman and usually when she starts something, she goes through with it and she doesn’t fail at what she does,” Autter said.

Flipping Treasures Resale is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 1-4 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.


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