NEW: Local Moms Build Consignment Business
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Their business? Consignment sale events, and Mary-Lyn Siderski and Christine Wilford have two that are coming up in Rhode Island later this month.
Consignment on a large scale
RI Kids Consignment Sale, billed as the state's largest event of its kind, was the founding event these two women began three years ago, and it returns to the West Warwick Civic Center September 26-29. The semi-annual sale of new and gently-used children's items includes "anything and everything for newborns to preteens." And at prices, as they say, that "won't break your budget."
The timing of this sale can really help local families with back-to-school necessities, said Siderski, adding that the items are consigned from more than 300 RI families. "In today's economy, with many families cutting back on spending, this is an excellent way for parents to stretch their budget while also helping RI families earn a little money." Siderski said she and Wilford expects as many as 50,000 consigned items.
Growing the business
Building on the success of the their children's sale, Wilford and Siderski are now introducing a designer and high-end brand consignment event: Restyled RI, scheduled for the West Warwick Civic Center from September 21-22. "Our mom consignors asked us for an event just for them,“ said Wilford. “They loved cleaning out their children’s closets, and shopping for gently used treasures at our children’s sale, and they wanted to do the same for themselves.” The team already has about 100 women lined up to consign used clothing, shoes, handbags and accessories for women, all of which promise to be mall brand and higher.
For more information on both events, go to www.restyledri.com and www.rikidsconsignment.com.
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