Bargain Beauty: Gail Roberson

By Leslie Moore

Bargain Beauty: Gail Roberson

Gail Roberson, Bloomingail’s Consignment

Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m originally from Newport News, Virginia, but moved here in 1992. I have one daughter, Tracy, who lives in Sunset Beach. I live in Little River, but spend many weekends in Oak Island with friends, and I love to shag! I am an active member of the O.D. Shag Club and the Shaggers of Brunswick County (the S.O.B.s) – we call ourselves “Card Carrying S.O.B.s!”

I opened Bloomingail’s in 1997 and have moved six times, each time to a larger building. I’m a true workaholic, but I believe if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. I enjoy clothes and decorating, but I love a bargain better than anything.

Please share one of your favorite memories of your mother.

My mother was a stay at home mom and loved to entertain. I can remember coming home from school and she would have friends over for coffee and cookies. I love to do that, too! There is always a good reason to have a party.

What are your plans for Mother’s Day?

Bloomingail’s will be closed on Mother’s Day in honor of all of the mothers who work so hard every other day at Bloomingail’s. Tracy works at Sea Watch Resort, and on Mother’s Day I go have lunch with her – they let her have a break to eat with me, and then she goes back to work.

What’s new at Bloomingail’s?

Every day there are 600 new items in Bloomingail’s! We take twelve appointments each day, and people can bring 25 clothing items and 25 household items. If you don’t see something you like today, come back tomorrow and it will be a whole new store.

My goal when I opened Bloomingail’s was to give every woman a chance to have nice things. As women, we know that a new blouse or pair of shoes can make your day. All of our items are high quality, fashionable, clean, neat and ready to wear. Plus, I haven’t raised my prices since I opened. I do carry new costume jewelry and fashion scarves, but everything else is consignment. I encourage everyone to take the short drive to Calabash and make a day of it. It just might change the way you shop!

Bloomingail’s Consignment is located at 9990 Beach Dr., SW in Calabash and is open seven days a week; Monday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm and Sunday noon-4 pm. Call 910-575-4949 for more information.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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