After a hiatus of a couple of years, the Twice As Nice Kids Consignment Sale is back.
The long-running and beloved sale in western Wake County launched more than a dozen of years. Local moms created the business, which grew thanks to a community of other local moms, who signed up to consign and volunteer or just came out to shop. Twice as Nice has been in a bit of a business transition since about 2014, but it's now under new ownership.
Lindsey Wingo and Lindsay Campbell have taken over the sale, which is scheduled for Sept. 20 to Sept. 24 at Cary Towne Center. The two met at church and struck up a friendship. Their kids, seven in total, are around the same age.
I checked in with Wingo and Campbell by email to learn more about why they took over the sale and their plans for the future. Here's our Q&A:
Go Ask Mom: You've been consignment sale shoppers since your kids were born. What made you consider owning a sale?
Wingo and Campbell: We both love the thrill of finding high quality clothing, toys and gear for a fraction of the original price, and we want to give others that same opportunity! As parents, we don't often have time to go from store to store in search of the best prices on things needed for our families. That's why we desire to create a one-stop shopping experience for families in our area to mark those items off their lists. We believe the Twice As Nice Kids Consignment Sale and Vendor Expo will do just that! We also love that this sale is a way we can give back to our community. We are thrilled to support two local charities through donations and proceeds from the sale — A Hand of Hope Ministry and "Me Fine" Foundation, Inc. Our website has more information about these wonderful charities.
GAM: Twice As Nice has been around for a long time though it's been in a bit of flux over the last couple of years. What attracted you to the sale?
W and C: Twice As Nice Kids Consignment was a very well-loved and well-respected sale with many consignors and shoppers. We loved the idea of being able to bring the sale back to western Wake County, which has seen a lot of recent growth. We also love the mission behind the sale and plan to continue that mission moving forward. Twice As Nice Kids Consignment is passionate about providing an affordable marketplace for families to buy and sell quality children's clothing, toys, and equipment. It is our goal to build relationships with the families we serve and bring glory and honor to our Lord Jesus Christ.
GAM: Do you have any changes planned?
W and C: We have plans to add high quality, name brand maternity clothing, and we are also looking to bring in some boutique style overstocks. For fall 2016, we are opening up the sale to vendors in order to create a truly unique shopping experience for families, while allowing small business owners the chance to connect with customers face to face.
GAM: What's your hope for the business going forward?
W and C: We hope to build upon the wonderful foundation that was laid by our predecessors and continue to meet the needs of families in our area. We both love serving others and being able to build relationships with those around us. Our hope is that this sale will allow us to do that while providing customers a place to earn money and shop for their families.
There is still plenty of time to sign up to consign or volunteer for the sale, which allows you to shop early and get the best deals. Twice As Nice has early shopping hours for volunteers, consignors and new moms on Sept. 20. The public is invited to shop the sale from Sept. 21 to Sept 24. Some items will be half off on Sept. 24. Twice as Nice's website has more information. It's one of about two dozen sales across the region.
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