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Savers stores closing in Littleton, Highlands Ranch

'Market pressures' have forced the move, company spokeswoman says

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Littleton and Highlands Ranch residents will lose a low-cost shopping option with the closure of two Savers thrift stores next week.

The store chain's Washington state-based headquarters announced that it would be closing the two stores, the only ones in Colorado, as well as its thrift store called Unique in Aurora.

“Though unfortunate, we have determined that despite our best efforts, local market pressures have made it necessary to close our Savers and Unique thrift stores in Colorado,” spokeswoman Sara Gaugl said. “We are deeply grateful for the communities that have supported our Savers stores located in Littleton and Highlands Ranch and our Unique thrift store in Aurora.”

At the Littleton location, in Woodlawn Shopping Center, Jennifer Haselbach and Janelle Costanza were surprised to see signs on the door noting the closure of the store that has been there since 1995.

Haselbach said that she bought items there ranging from furniture to movies to clothing for herself and her 8-year-old son.

“We're here at least a couple times a month, if not more than that,” Haselback said.

Some customers of Savers say that shopping for deals there is like a hobby.

Brittney Morgan, of Littleton, shopping at the Highlands Ranch store on Quebec Street, which opened in 2012, said she likes to shop for clothing at thrift stores.

“It's just cheaper,” she said. “You get the same quality — some of these things have tags on them. It's just the price.”

The Littleton and Highlands Ranch stores' final day of business will be March 13, while the Unique store in Aurora will remain open until April 17.

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