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My’Shell Titus stands inside her new clothing store, Gilmore Kidz, at 180 Main St. in Cortland.

Children’s clothing store reopens

By TYRONE L. HEPPARD
Staff Reporter

After searching for a place to set up after six months at the Marketplace Mall in 2011, the Gilmore Kidz clothing store is once again open at a new location at 180 Main St. in Cortland.
Owner My’Shell Titus said the store is based on the surname of her two children and it only took her three months to turn the small, 450-square-foot space into a used and discount clothing store offering name-brand apparel at affordable prices and accessories for newborns to children who wear up to a size 18.
Hours of operation vary throughout the week, but Titus said the store will be open from Monday through Saturday. It is never opened before noon and never closed before 5:30 p.m., she said.
The store opened April 1.
Titus said the inventory at Gilmore Kidz was amassed from the contributions and donations from friends, family and community members as well as deals she found shopping on her own, which allows her to sell high-priced clothing on the low end.
“I like to shop. I just go around ... to different places and if I see something that’s on sale or something, I just snatch it up.”
Unlike most discount clothing stores — or clothing stores in general — Gilmore Kids lends used clothing for people looking to dress to impress for job interviews. Local teens can come in and pick out up to five outfits to borrow for as long as needed and Titus said she thinks it is a way to help out when they might not have the money to buy their own clothes.

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