First opening its doors in Jacksonville, Florida, Proud Pickers has since grown into a local favorite throughout Florida. Over the past 35 years our business has expanded, growing to be the largest buyer of affordable clothing in the United States, while also adding an ease of mind knowing that everyone can afford what’s in our store.
In September 1993, we realized our Proud Pickers warehouse shelves had become quite full of excess inventory. In order to clean out our warehouse and make room for new merchandise, we decided to set up a sale in our Jacksonville, Florida warehouse. At the sale, all merchandise was sold at “Proudly Cheap” prices until gone, and the Proud Pickers concept was born. As business progressed, the amount of inventory only grew, establishing a need for more than just a warehouse sale. The first Proud Pickers store opened Proud Pickers in 1998, in Petal, Mississippi, and has since grown into over 90 stores and counting. Today, Proud Pickers is a standalone company purchasing its own merchandise and exhibiting its own unique selling strategies.