Thrift store on STX
I'm moving in January to STX, I currently live in the mountains and really have no summer clothes and no place to buy any up here. Is there a thrift store on STX where I could fill out my wardrobe once I hit the island.
Also is there an relocation service or agent to help with my move and services?
I second Cabana girl being way to expensive for used cloths, went there once and left quickly. There are only the two already mentioned and they may or may not have what you need. I would be prepared to buy some stuff at kmart and other retailers here, Mariannes, Rainbow etc... But Kmart cloths will probably get the most mileage out of the cloths as the others tend to be cheaply made.
You could also take a look at old navy online, they usually have a few spring/summer items not matter the time of year.
For relocation agents, here are two thoughts:
1. This forum is very responsive. Have a question? Post it, and you'll get replies.
2. Real estate agents can be very helpful in finding the right place to live. There are many. Try Google.
BTW, depending on what you plan to do here, you won't need much of a wardrobe. 🙂
I recommend the Florida store Beall's. Lots of year around summer clothes and often with Free Shipping to the USVI.
I have not had luck at the thrift stores for clothes. I recently went to the states-GAandFL. Although the weather is typically similar, I still had trouble finding summer clothes. I ended up at Ross. I don't know if you have one in the north. But I found lots of summer dresses and sandals. I do not like Kmart here for clothing. Depends on your age and size if it fits your style. Also, Old Navy online still has some bargains and ship here. However, Target will not ship here but they have summer items you could order while stateside. I suggest you stock up before you come. There is a Payless Shoes here that is reasonable.
We used two different shippers-one for a vehicle and one for our belongings. Keep in mind you must go through customs so you pay the transport company to take care of it. Also once your container arrives, you must pay a separate fee to a local company to deliver your container. This cost is not included in your quote but is not much. If you transfer a vehicle, you must pay registration and have island insurance before they release it. Stateside insurance and registration is not accepted. We used Marshall & Sterling for car insurance and there are many others. It is more expensive than stateside as well. We had to provide our driving records since they can't get access to stateside records. At least that is what our agent had me do. The shipping company is worth the money to handle the loopholes.
Just saw in the trades that Netflix has signed a number of deals with various programmers so Netflix can bring their Canadian customers more streaming video. What do you bet that the VI isn't even on Netflix's radar to cut deals so we can stream video legally to the VI.
Where do you live? Do you have a thrift store? I ask because I have shopped our thrift stores for winter clothes. I think lots of snowbirds come down with all their clothes and then donate them. I have found really nice, heavy winter coats, sweaters, etc., so I'm thinking maybe if you have a thrift store it's possible people have donated their summer clothes.
Anyway, you will find plenty at the animal shelter flea market and the women's coalition, and you'll be contributing to two worthy causes.
As for relocation services, I don't really know of a specific company or person. Are you referring to a shipping company? As mentioned, most of the Realtors are available, to a point, for housing and general information. Are you looking for someone to make sure you electric is on, your phone is connected, etc.....that sort of thing? What is it you want the service to provide?
On St. Thomas, there is a company called "I'll Do It For You". The name says it all...I don't know of one on STX, though.