Want to save money? Would you like to keep money in our local economy, which helps all of us keep job opportunities up and taxes down?
Think about doing your back to school shopping locally. Even better – shop with local consignment businesses!
1. Local consigning families keep from 40-75% percent of the consignment earnings.
2. Consignment keeps items out of the landfill. Every plastic thing you’ve ever owned is still on this planet!
3. Getting rid of what we have gets them out of our garages and closets – make space for a peaceful, simpler home life!
4. Join the Ethical Clothing Pledge movement!
Where to do it?
Local consignment events and consignment shops! See Sono-Ma’s list below:
Just Between Friends Consignment Event August 20-22
Santa Rosa at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in the Garret Building
Have you heard of this upcoming event? Imagine a warehouse like space filled with quality, gently used items offered at 50 – 90% off the retail price!
Everything from furniture like cribs or changing stations, to mobile toys like trikes and bikes, racks of children’s clothing (sorted by size and gender!) from ages 0 – 12 years old, books, movies, and a whole section dedicated to maternity and mothering. You can even score used breast pumps and used car seats – hard to find anywhere else!
“I am a grandparent and was a first-time attendee at the JBF Sale. It was awesome.
Every item I looked at was absolutely perfect–no stains, no rips or little pin holes, etc. Everything looked like it was brand new or worn only a couple of times or some still had the original tags on them.
The set-up was great, too. All items were displayed so I didn’t have to dig around in bins looking for an item. All of the clothing was divided by ages and neatly on hangers on long racks. The furniture and toys were numerous and in good shape. I felt like I was in a department store–except better. The prices were wonderful.
The pre-sale day was really extra special, too. I felt like a kid in a candy store. I got to beat the crowds. Overall, my experience was wonderful and I cannot wait until the August Sale. I now have another granddaughter 3 weeks old and am anticipating buying twice as much this time. Her big sister is 3. The worst thing about the sale is deciding which items to buy. The selection is so big!” exclaims Donna Dator.
Get your free entrance pass here!
Worth WeeCycling Consignment Sale September 10-12, 2010
Santa Rosa Veteran’s Memorial Building
“Shoppers love Worth WeeCycling because they will find the best selection of new and gently used items, including infant and children’s clothes, accessories, toys, books, sports equipment, furniture, baby gear, and maternity and nursing apparel at excellent prices, way below retail. Free admission and plenty of free parking! We accept cash and credit (Visa and MasterCard $.75 charge/transaction). Avoid the chain stores and big national franchises, while supporting a local, family owned business.” (via www.worthweecycling.com)
Wee Three’s Fall Event, Saturday, October 23rd
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
“Incredible deals on Fall clothing, shoes, toys and manufacturer goods for children newborn to preteen. Wee Three Children’s Store will present an incredible selection of the past years Fall, Winter and Holiday clothing at deep discounts. This Fall we will be inviting select businesses to join us for this day of fun. Should you be interested in attending, make certain that you are on our mailing list.” (via http://weethreechildrensstore.com/)
“Have European or boutique clothing? Ski Wear? High end baby/kid furniture or equipment? Check out our Trade Policies on clothing and earn up to 75% on your furniture and equipment! Sign-Up Here” (via http://weepeats.com/)
Local Consignment Stores
“Previously loved clothing” is my number one choice for kids clothing, books, toys, shoes, and more!
Check out this local mom owned shop at 177 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA 95448 • 707-433-7355 • [email protected]
(photos courtesy of Amanda Lucey at Sprout)
Wee Peats (Inside Wee Three Children’s Store)
Wee Peats is located inside Wee Three Children’s Store, offering slightly experienced quality children’s clothing. We are Sonoma County’s number one resale outlet for families looking for up to date, quality clothing at exceptional prices. Wee Three Children’s Store specializes in quality children’s apparel, accessories, gifts, toys and even things for mom and dad. Each item in our store is hand selected for quality, value and style. 1007A West College Avenue, CA • 707-525-9333 •
http://weethreechildrensstore.com • join the Wee Three mailing list
Kid Exchange & Zoe Women’s Clothing
This store carries women’s fashion and adorable kids clothing! Let your wee one play in their kids corner (small chair and wooden toys ready for their delight) while you try on those new boots you’ve been wanting…
108 Kentucky St • Petaluma, CA 94952 • (707) 775-3239
Sweet Pea Children’s Boutique
Sweet Pea Children’s Boutique, a locally owned and operated business. Sweet Pea specializes in high quality recycled children’s clothing, maternity wear, infant and children’s educational toys, books, baby equipment, furniture and more. 15 Charles St • Cotati, CA 94931 • 707-794 1215
Know of any stores in Sebastopol or Sonoma? Somewhere else? Please share! Thanks!