Costumes are in!

Lesa Jarding

Lesa Jarding

The Party Depot just off Main Avenue in Brookings has everything a shopper could want.

That hadn’t always been the case. Owner Cheryl Meyer decided this year was the time to try costumes. Her selection now includes hundreds of costumes, masks, accessories and party favors to choose from.

Lewis Drug and Wal-Mart offer costumes this season as well.

The Party Depot has grown so much from the time it was first opened seven years ago, said Meyer. She credits much of that to her customers.

“We carry what customers have wanted or requested,” said Meyer. “We decided if we wanted to try costumes, we better do some looking and we did. We joined a buying group which advised us on what to purchase and how to make our prices competitive. We also attended an international Halloween show in Chicago to get more ideas.”

Now Meyer is waiting for the big flood gates of people looking for costumes.

“There’s Snow White, the bar maid ? they’re all kind of cut the same and are just different colors with a short slip thing underneath,” said Meyer.

She said so far, shoppers have been trying to piece together their own outfits and have found much of what they need right in her store.

The Party Depot is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Meyer at 697-9333.

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