Charleston Repeats: Semi-Annual Children's Consignment Event
I started Charleston Repeats, a semi-annual children's consignment sale, with two of my friends back in 2009. The economy was getting very slow, and I was traveling back and forth to Columbia, SC two times a year to do the shopping for my three kids at a consignment sale up there. I kept telling all my friends about that sale and how fun it was and the good deals to be had, but hardly anyone wanted to drive three hours round-trip with me to take advantage of those nearly-new items for a heck of a price, so my two friends and I decided to crank-up a similar sale in the Lowcountry . . . . and the rest is history! Our first sale was in the Armory in Mt. Pleasant, and since then we have had all our other sales to date at the Omar Shrine Convention Center in Mt. Pleasant. It is so much FUN! We have a blast seeing the same faces from season to season, meeting new moms, veteran moms and grandmothers, scared dads to be, little wittle babies and ALL THE ITEMS THAT OUR CONSIGNORS BRING!! We have the sale two times a year. Typically in March and September. Anyone can be a consignor who has nearly new, or new tot to teen items to sell: seasonally appropriate clothing and shoes, maternity wear, books, toys, games, puzzles, DVDs, furniture, equipment, bedding, bicycles, feeding equipment, and MORE! The three of us "Charleston Repeats Gals" are born and bred in the Lowcountry and are currently rearing our kids here. Between the three of us, we have a total of 8 sweeties! Heather grew up in Moncks Corner, Elizabeth grew up in Georgetown, and I am from Hanahan. We thoroughly enjoy all things children both in our own lives, and in our business. We feel blessed to be "repeating" the blessings God has showered us with to others. Our consignors pass on quality goods to other moms who get to enjoy them and whose children get to benefit from them. Recycling gently used children's clothing, toys, shoes, equipment, helps families in the Lowcountry--both the consignors and the shoppers, as well as the local economy and the environment and world as a whole. Many consignors choose to donate unsold items at the end of the sale to local charities: Salvation Army, Lowcountry Orphan Relief, and the Lowcountry Pregnancy Center, which enables families in the Lowcountry to clothe their children and have many items they would not have otherwise. We are excited about blogging about all things "children" on The Nest, and about getting to know ya'll!