Dressing for a new job can be daunting, more so if you are coming off a lengthy unemployment. Frequently that will mean your closet is in need of a makeover. Finding a place to shop that you can afford, after being unemployed and having minimal cash to work with, adds to the dilemma. Here is a list of places where you can find the perfect outfit for work no matter what your budget.
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
Oak Park – Main Campus
3333 3rd Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services may be known in this town for feeding the hungry, but it offers other services as well. For those looking to spruce up their closet, or in need of a wardrobe for a new job, the food bank can help. It provides clothing to help get
people get on their feet, and the clothing is free. To be eligible to receive clothing from its ‘clothes closet,’ you must have identification. For more information, contact the food bank office.
2401 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
WEAVE is another organization in the area known for helping. WEAVE works with men and women who have been sexually assaulted or have been victims of domestic violence. Suited for Success, established in 1999, is its program to provide career-development services and professional clothing to men and women coming out of these circumstances. In addition, its thrift shop, located on Arden Way, is open to the public. There you will find clothing for the professional at reasonable prices.
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Heart Clothing Boutique
1903 Capitol Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95814
For the young professional woman looking for that something special, the Heart Clothing Boutique might be the ticket. Owned by Vanessa Lopez, Heart Clothing Boutique has a popular following on Facebook with 3,360 likes (at press time). Her clothing line is versatile, ranging from day to evening wear, and accessories are exquisite. For a lush experience, visit Vanessa in Midtown.
French Cuff Consignment
2527 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
Run by mother-daughter team Corey De Roo and Darcy McNie, they know what Sacramento patrons are looking for. These ladies are known for their friendliness, making friends instead of customers. The store carries a variety of items, from vintage to designer labels, as well as new items and accessories. You will find the boutique involved in various Midtown events throughout the year, such as Midtown Halloween Trick or Treat, an annual super Bowl Widows Party, Valentine’s Day, local fashion shows and tea parties.
Bare Bones WorkWear
5800 Madison Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95841
Another Midtown shop is Bare Bones WorkWear. Bare Bones carries apparel for the medical profession, as well as bibs, coveralls, rain jackets and other attire for the working man or woman. Blue-collar workers may find this to be their favorite place to find the work clothes they need. You’ll be ready for anything with gear found here.
Deb Ling is a freelance writer covering all things Sacramento. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.