There’s a thrifty little store in Sarasota where you can buy some real bargains to help you get through our economy’s financial crunch. It’s called the Village Cupboard and it’s located at 3667 Bahia Vista Road. Run by two women who both grew up in the Amish Sect, this “scratch and dent” market features everything from food to pharmaceuticals. You’ll also find toys, cosmetics and other surprises on their shelves. I was caught up in the L’Oreal lipsticks in very cool colors – not the horrible shades that are unusable that you find in other stores that offer “cosmetically damaged goods”.