Consignment sale for tweens, teens this weekend
Posted July 31, 2011 8:50 p.m. EDT
Updated August 1, 2011 2:31 p.m. EDT
Judging from the response here on Go Ask Mom and our Facebook page when I first wrote about Teens Going Green, there seems to be a lot of interest in the new consignment sale for tweens and teens in Cary this weekend.
Teens Going Green is the creation of Bee Persson and Jenny Kolb, moms and friends who both have been consignment sale shoppers for years. Persson has three kids ages 2, 7 and 9. Kolb's kids are 9, 12 and 14.
Their kids have grown up shopping the twice yearly consignment sales for clothes and toys and love doing it. But the moms have noticed their older kids' interest waning as they had to sort through toddler toys and baby blankets to search for items they needed.
Teens Going Green will cater to tweens and teens, with clothing in youth sizes 10 and up; small, medium, large and extra-large for guys and girls; junior sizes 0 to 17; and misses sizes 2 to 16. Shoppers may also find cell phones and accessories and gaming equipment. The sale will accept those items from consignors if they bring them.
Persson and Kolb hope to create a teen-friendly atmosphere, which will include playing the music teens are listening to these days.
Kolb and Persson tell me they've gotten some great responses from consignors. They're hearing from moms and kids who are cleaning out closets together and kids who are enjoying some friendly competition as they try to sell more than a sibling.
"A lot of moms have said they are especially thankful for a teen event," Kolb tells me.
The sale is still accepting consignors, who get to shop early. Click here for details.
The sale is 8 a.m to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday when some items are half off. Kolb and Persson tell me they expect to have thousands of items. It's at the Cary Masonic Lodge, 1142 Southeast Maynard Rd., around the corner from Cary Towne Center and across from East Cary Middle School.
For more about the sale and to hear from its organizers, watch the video.