A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday the celebrate the grand opening of discount clothing store Label Shopper. (Times Bulletin/Lindsay McCoy)
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday the celebrate the grand opening of discount clothing store Label Shopper. (Times Bulletin/Lindsay McCoy)

BY LINDSAY MCCOY
Times Bulletin News Writer
lmccoy@timesbulletin.com

VAN WERT - Label Shopper of Van Wert, located at 1159 Shannon St., held its ribbon cutting with the area Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning, a week after its official grand opening on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Label Shopper is a retail clothing company based in New York City. The Van Wert location is the 85th Label Shopper store to open in the Midwest region of the United States. Along with the Van Wert location, a store is also being opened in northeast Indiana at this time.

Label Shopper of Van Wert is one of eight locations in Ohio. The nearest Label Shopper locations to Van Wert include Bellfontaine and Tiffin, Ohio. At this time, Label Shopper does not intend to grow any further south than these current locations.

"We are not a thrift store," said Store Manager Kari Gall. "There are no used clothes. It is all warehouse clothing which includes a lot of famous maker brands. When their warehouses are packed too full, they ship their goods off to other companies to sell it for them, and we sell it at a discounted price."

Label Shopper offers brand named fashion items for women, men, and juniors at prices up to 75 percent off department store prices. On top of the wide variety of clothing items, there is also a wide range of accessories including shoes, scarves, and undergarments. At this time, Label Shopper does not offer children's clothing.

Store hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. To view many of the items that can be found at the Van Wert location, visit labelshopper.com, or for any questions call (419) 232-3201.