Thursday, May 21, 2015

Undiscovered Fashionista Paradise


I can't be the first person to wonder what happens to all of the unclaimed luggage that seems to loom very sadly from behind the locked gate at the airport. I would totally claim my personal items if my bags were to get lost and end up God only knows where but some people...well, I guess they just don't care. So what does happen to that luggage and all of the contents inside?


Travelers typically pack their best items when taking off on a vacation or a work trip, making Unclaimed Baggage Center an ideal spot for any keen shopper.  It's a one-of-a-kind store in Scottsboro, Alabama that purchases unclaimed luggage from the airlines then sorts, prices and sells the contents of the luggage in their 40,000 square foot store. The store is truly a unique experience that annually draws 1 million visitors from all 50 states and countries around the world. 
                       
Often referred to as a "thrift store on steroids," prices are typically 30 to 50 percent below retail value and often include designer brands. Examples of items currently on sale at the store include:
  • Lilly Pulitzer yellow sun-glow dress. Suggested retail $198; Unclaimed Baggage Center  $59.89
  • Tory Burch ladies leather jacket. Suggested retail $798.99; Unclaimed Baggage Center  $269 
  • Men's James Sharp regular fit Italian virgin wool Hugo Boss suit. Suggested retail $795; Unclaimed Baggage Center  $129.99
  • Black Soho disco leather bag by Gucci. Suggested retail $980; Unclaimed Baggage Center  $299.99  
  • Smooth leather handbag by Bottega Veneta. Suggested retail $2,620; Unclaimed Baggage Center $1,099.99 
  • Versace black sculpted platform sandal. Suggested retail $1,551; Unclaimed Baggage Center  $775.95
  • Prada gold aviators sunglasses. Suggested retail $430; Unclaimed Baggage Center $79.99

If you're big on "thrift shopping" Unclaimed Baggage Center might be the perfect, common-sense destination for summer travelers and retail tourism. The store offers daily events, a café, museum, departments ranging from clothing and jewelry to electronics and art, personal shoppers and treasure hunt shopping for the entire family.

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