Frequently asked questions
When are you open?
We are open every Saturday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and every Sunday (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). We will be closed on December 25 and 26, 2021, and January 1 and January 2, 2022.
How do I contact you?
Hi! You can send a message to us on Facebook or select "contact us" on our website to send us a message.
How long have you been in business?
We opened in March of 2013.
Where are you located?
We are located at 217 Mobile Street in downtown Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Where do I park?
There are several lots near our building. The county owns a lot located on the south side of our building, used for public parking on the weekends. We also have a grass parking lot located directly across the street from The Lucky Rabbit.
How many vendors do you have?
In store, we have a collaboration of over 80 vintage vendors, local craftsmen, and creators.
What kind of items do you carry?
We are a nostalgic variety store. Our vast inventory includes collectibles, vintage items, wholesale items, boutique clothing, local t-shirts, vintage furniture, hand-painted furniture, handmade jewelry, and more!
How often do your vendors restock?
We are not a "set it and forget it" style store. Our vendors restock weekly, and our store owners are continually changing displays to bring our customers a visually exciting and ever-changing shopping experience.
Are you a flea market or antique store?
Well, to put it simply, neither! We are an eclectic vendor-based nostalgia store with a nice variety of old and new merchandise, gift items, handcrafted local items, collectibles, and vintage hands-on experiences. From a functioning arcade, to working payphone booths, to nostalgic kitchenware, our store has something for everyone!
In what building are you located, and when was it built?
We are in the old Hawkin's Hardware wholesale building which was built in the 1920s. Hawkin's had hardware items and a variety of other wholesale merchandise. We say they had a variety of junk, just like us today!
How many square feet is your building?
We are roughly 10,000 square feet downstairs and 5,000 square feet upstairs. We have a Pyrex Bus attached to our building with additional shopping square footage and two shipping containers outside that house various merchandise.
Do you have an upstairs?
We have an upstairs filled with all kinds of great merchandise, including furniture! The stairs are in the back left corner of our building as you enter from the front door. We have a spiral staircase at the front of the store that is just for fun. You are welcome to use the spiral staircase at your own risk.
Do you have a restroom?
Yes! We have one single-person restroom downstairs with a changing table. It is located on the left side of the building when you enter from the front door. We have two smaller restrooms located upstairs, directly above our downstairs restroom. On a busy day or an outdoor sale, we typically have a portable restroom located outside.
What types of payments do you accept?
We accept cash or all major credit cards, including Discover and American Express. We prefer debit card usage.
Do you have an ATM on-site?
We do not have an ATM on site. We do, however, try to have an ATM on-site for our outdoor event days.
How do I pay for an item?
Once you have gathered everything you would like to purchase, you will pay for your items at a conveniently located point of sale. You will see the checkout when you first walk into our store, on the left side, near the snacks and drinks.
What if I want to purchase multiple items?
If you find too many items to hold, our Lucky Staff will take items for you and store them in a cubby behind the register. All you need to do is remember which items belong to you and let us know at checkout. We will bag up and wrap up all your items nicely for travel back to your home.
What do I do if a piece of merchandise does not have a price?
Locate a Lucky Staff member and let them know where you found the item. We will locate a price for you. Try not to wait until checkout to ask for a price, as this will create a delay in your checkout experience. Remember in which booth you found the unpriced item. Feel free to take a picture of the vendor code located on another vendor tag.
How do I purchase and pick up a piece of furniture?
You will find a "tear and take" tag on our furniture and oversized items. Tear the bottom piece of the tag and take it to checkout when you are ready to purchase. Notify the staff if you would like to take the furniture with you or if you would like to pick it up later. We do furniture pickups during store hours only on Saturday from 9-6 and Sunday from 11-5.
How long will the store hold a piece of furniture after I purchase it?
We typically hold purchased furniture for up to 2 weeks. If you need us to keep a piece for longer than two weeks, please let us know. To pick up your furniture, please visit us during regular store hours every Saturday and Sunday. Bring your receipt to the front checkout and notify a cashier that you are ready to pick up your furniture.
Where do I go to pick up a piece of furniture?
We offer furniture pickups during store hours only. We are open every Saturday 9a-6p and Sunday 11a-5p. First, bring your receipt inside and let the staff know that you have arrived to pick up a piece of furniture. The team will instruct you to pull your vehicle to the loading dock. You will pick up your furniture from our loading dock located on the right side of the building, past the Blue Pyrex Bus.
Do I have to load my furniture?
No! We have staff that will load furniture for you. We offer furniture pickups when we are open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where is the Pyrex Bus?
The Pyrex bus is located on the north side of the building or the right side of the building as you enter from the front door. You can only enter the bus from inside the building, and you will see signs leading you to the Pyrex bus. Unfortunately, the Pyrex bus does not travel, and it stays in one location permanently.
Are you pet-friendly?
Yes, we allow leashed, friendly pets. Our building can get hot, so please bring a water option for your pet.
Do you have a wheelchair ramp?
Yes, our wheelchair ramp is located on the right side (or north side) of the building. We do not have a ramp or elevator leading to the upstairs of our facility.
Do you have air conditioning?
We do not have air conditioning. Despite our best efforts, the temperature of the store in the summer is very hot. We recommend those who are heat sensitive to shop with us first thing in the morning on Saturday (at 9 a.m.) or wait until our cooler months, October through May.
We do have fans located everywhere throughout the building. We also have three water coolers with water cups for your enjoyment. Feel free to bring a tumbler to stay hydrated while you shop. We have sodas for sale at the register.
Do you offer food or refreshments?
We have light refreshments (cookies, chips, popsicles, candy) for sale at our front checkout counter. We also have a large variety of cold drinks for sale. We sell beer and other light alcoholic beverages to our guests who are 21 or older with a valid I.D.
Do you sell adult beverages?
We sell local beer and light beverages to anyone over the age of 21 with a valid I.D. No alcohol sales on Sunday until noon per city ordinance. We are in an open district, so you can leave the store with your alcohol and shop at other downtown businesses.
When is your outdoor sale?
Our outdoor sale is on the First Saturday of every month. 2021 dates are July 3, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, and December 4. The event is rain or shine, although the weather affects the outcome of vendor participation. We will be closed on January 1, 2022 and will not have an outdoor sale in January.
What is the outdoor sale?
The outdoor sale consists of an additional 30-40 vendors ranging from antiques, flea market items, locally made items, food, refreshments, and more!
Where else can I shop, or what else can I do in the area?
There are so many entertaining things to do in Hattiesburg! From the Hattiesburg Zoo to Southern Prohibition Brewing, your family can have a day full of fun in "The Burg." Ask any of our associates for a "Lucky List," and we will provide you with a list of our favorite places to shop, restaurants, and activities.
Can I buy merchandise online?
Currently, we do not offer merchandise for sale online. However, we have a variety of t-shirts available at www.thehattiesburger.com.
Can I buy a gift card online?
Currently, gift cards are sold in the store only. We apologize for any inconvenience.
How do I become a vendor?
We currently do not have any space for new vendors, but we are always accepting vendor applications! To apply, visit our website www.theluckyrabbit.com and check out the vendor application located on the top right of the page. When you fill it out, you join the waiting list! At the bottom of the application, there is a list of information about becoming a vendor.
How long is the vendor waitlist?
It is tough to say. But expect up to 6 to 12 months and even longer at times.
How do I become a vendor for the outdoor sale?
To become a vendor for the outdoor sale, go to the website and fill out the "First Saturdays Vendor App." Expect to be contacted 2 to 3 weeks in advance to reserve your spot for the sale.
When is the slowest or busiest time to visit?
All Saturdays and Sundays can be busy; however, foot traffic is slower first thing in the morning and right before closing.
Can I take photos in the store or around the building?
Yes! We encourage you to take fun photos to share on social media! We ask that you be careful with the props provided. Also, do not climb on anything outside, including vehicles. Please do not touch or move anything that is outside. Do not enter or unlock any of our antique vehicles. These vehicles are our daily drivers, and we do not want people inside of them.
What are your cats' names?
Lucky (Girl Kitty) and Rabbit (Boy Kitty).
Can I call you? What is your phone number?
We do not have a phone number. You can contact us by sending our Facebook page a message or by filling out the "Contact Us" form at the bottom of our website.