Consignment shopping is back in vogue. Ten years ago you would be hard pressed to find a really good consignment shop in the area but today more and more options are surfacing. Children’s clothing, in particular is perfect for consigning because they are worn for such a short period of time and often, especially with nicer clothing, never worn at all.
529 Kids Consign is an innovative concept because it’s a “pop-up” store. They cross market with other businesses catering to women rather than having a retail space.
According to co-owner, Pouneh Barnes, “We typically look for businesses or locations that draw in moms and want to gain more clientele. So it can range from coffee shops, book stores, hair salons, cupcake stores, gift stores, mom’s groups, preschools, etc.”
529 Kids Consign began in April 2010 when two friends and Cameron Station neighbors, Pouneh Barnes and Megan Podolsky, met at the playground and started talking about doing something outside of being moms.
“The concept of a 529 plan came in because it’s a college savings plan, so our thought was save on your kids clothes now, and be able to save for their future for later,” explains Barnes.
Saturday, October 1st, 529 Kids Consign will be hosting a Children’s and Maternity Clothing sale at Reunions, 1709 Centre Plaza, Alexandria, VA. Come out and shop from 12:30-4:30 for designer brands such as Hannah Anderson and a great selection of Halloween Costumes.
For more information about consigning or shopping visit 529 Kids Consign