Husbands don't be surprised if you don't see much of your wives this weekend. The second annual Spring Market shopping event is taking place at the Mississippi Trade Mart through Sunday. Last year, an estimated 13,000 people attended and poured close to one million dollars back into the Jackson area.
Within the first half hour of the Spring Market opening up, Rankin County resident Rose Blakney took no time pulling out her wallet for one of her first purchases.
"They have some beautiful jewelry here," Blakney told WLBT.
Blakney and her friends planned a day, just shopping with the girls.
"Oh, it's just a lot of fun, we plan to have lunch here and make a day of it," said shopper Bess Taylor.
This is the second year that Spring Market is at the Mississippi Trade Mart. More than 100 merchants from across the country are selling lots of colorful and fun clothing, hats, sandals and jewelry.
"These merchants they're shipping things in direct from markets so you're going to find the latest and greatest things," said Spring Market owner, Kristi Rowan.
In addition to shopping, you can take advantage of skin and make-up consultations. You can even have your teeth whitened.
During certain times throughout Spring Market you can take advantage of Market Madness. By paying two extra bucks, you can get a wristband and receive 10% off of your purchases from certain vendors.
"We have over one half of them that are probably participating in this, it runs 9 to noon and then again Sunday," said Rowan.
Misty Edwards owns Hippie Chicks just outside of Dallas, TX. She like many other merchants said they're unique merchandise is very affordable.
"I go from $12 to up to $42 and $48," said Edwards.
Shopping is often more enjoyable with lots of food and treats around. "If you like food there's lots of gourmet food, soups and dips," said Rowan.
On Friday night from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., the first 1,000 women who attend Spring Market receive complimentary drinks and a free wine glass.
For more information, go to http://www.themarketshows.com
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