New Resale Shop Offers Plenty Of Good ‘Loot’

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Liz Nordquist rings Paula Weber up for a sweater at Loot Resale. Weber said she was walking through the shopping center Wednesday and was surprised to find a new resale store. After a bit of browsing, she found the perfect sweater to match a blazer.

If you’ve grown tired of the retail shops in town, you’re in luck because a new resale store recently opened in the Swiss Village shopping center.

Loot Resale opened its door Nov. 25 at 616 N. Beeline Highway. The store offers gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing as well as shoes, handbags, home accessories and new jewelry. The store also sells freelance artist Ralph Collins’ pen and ink artwork.

“We offer a little bit of everything,” said Alan Nordquist, who owns the shop with his wife Liz.

Liz handpicks everything that is put on the shelves. For this reason, everything is either name brand or top quality.

Liz said she finds the majority of items herself, but a number of things are sent from her sister, who is a flight attendant, from around the world. A small number of items are available through consignment.

“I love shopping and resale,” she said. “And with the economy, most people can’t afford retail. Even in good times, I like to shop resale.”

Liz explained they decided to open a store after living in Payson for the last five years.

“We wanted to become more a part of the town and community,” she said. This is the first business the Nordquists have owned.

Liz got the idea for the name because “I thought we would have a lot of good loot for people.”

“We don’t want people to think it is a thrift shop. Although we love them, we are not in that category because we are a little more expensive,” the Nordquist said.

The Nordquists also support the Payson Friends of Feral group, which is dedicated to reducing the number of unwanted feral cats through spay/neuter. Anytime a customer buys an item with a paw print on the sales tag, the proceeds are donated to the group.

Loot Resale is currently open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

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