WAKEFIELD — If the powers-that-be here were to hang a banner across Main Street that read “Use it up, wear it out, make do, or go without,” hardly a resident would bat an eye. This pretty former mill town in the marshy countryside of southern Rhode Island is a stronghold of a particularly frugal subspecies of New Englander. Maybe that’s why Wakefield has so many consignment shops.
“There are a lot of swamp Yankees here,” said Laurie Schneider, who opened One More Time 17 years ago. “We like a bargain.”