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Get your Cheap Thrills in midtown while you still can

Vintage clothes for sale at Cheap Thrills before its move to another midtown spot in 2011.
Vintage clothes for sale at Cheap Thrills before its move to another midtown spot in 2011. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

Cheap Thrills, a go-to midtown Sacramento destination for vintage apparel or a head-turning costume, will be closing its doors at the conclusion of business on Saturday.

Via emails and its Facebook page, the shop at 1712 L St., has been informing customers of a clearance sale that will continue right up to closing time.

An email said the store is selling a wide range of discounted merchandise, plus displays, fixtures and mannequins. The email says transactions are “cash only.”

On its Facebook page, the store also touts discount deals and says it is closing Saturday “after seven amazing years.” Saturday’s business hours are listed as 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Owner Todd Aylward said that the Cheap Thrills costume-rental business will continue on, operating out of the Prevues vintage clothing store at 2417 K St.

From the late 1960s through early 2011, Cheap Thrills operated at 21st and L streets in Sacramento. In February 2011, under the ownership of Fred Smith, merchandise at that store was dramatically marked down in a going-out-of-business sale.

In July 2011, members of the store’s original family ownership announced that Cheap Thrills would reopen at the 1712 L St. site. Due to the ownership changes and the store’s decades-long history downtown, the current shop also referred to itself as “The Original Cheap Thrills” store.

Mark Glover: 916-321-1184, @markhglover

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