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Clothing Alterations Business Booming In Bad Economy

POSTED: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 11:31pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 12:00pm

TYLER - As the jobless rate continues to rise, and the economy continues to get worse more people and families are looking for ways to cut costs and stay a float financially.

One of the few businesses that are thriving right now, are clothing alteration businesses.

Instead of donating or throwing out their old and outdated clothes, people are having their clothes altered, rather than buying new ones.

Mary Castillo, who's owned and operated Mary's Alterations in Tyler for 26 years, says her customers aren't just bringing used clothes from their closet.

They're getting used clothes from thrift stores as well.

Mary says, the days of out with the old, in with the new, could be on hold until the economy gets better.

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