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Sweet Repeats has new owner who will bring in new merchandise

01/02/2014 3:37 PM

01/02/2014 3:37 PM

WICHITA — After an almost 40-year career in dentistry – first as a hygienist, then in the insurance business – Deb Merritt has purchased the Sweet Repeats consignment shop in Westlink Shopping Center.

"It was just a new opportunity to do something on my own and be kind of the master of my own destiny," she says. "I like clothes, and I love helping people."

Until now, the 19-year-old business, which is at Central and Tyler, has sold women's clothing, shoes and purses.

Merritt is adding men's and children's clothing and jewelry. She's also going to start promoting the business through social media for the first time.

About Carrie Rengers

Carrie Rengers joined The Eagle's Business team in 2002 despite her inability to even balance a checkbook. Fortunately for her, and readers, her Have You Heard? blog is about business scoops and contains lots of news but almost no math.

A Michigan native, Carrie’s father was quite tragically transferred to Little Rock, Ark., in the middle of her sophomore year of high school. To make matters worse, her parents put her in a girls school. She recovered, though, and went on to enjoy being an English major at Hendrix College (the Harvard of the Ozarks, don’t you know). She worked for the weekly Arkansas Business and the statewide daily Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before moving to Wichita to be with her favorite writer and cook, husband Joe Stumpe.

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