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Kids EveryWear consignment sale returns after being shut down by COVID-19

Posted May 23, 2020 5:26 p.m. EDT
Updated May 23, 2020 6:21 p.m. EDT

— The Kids EveryWear consignment sale is a massive event families have looked forward to for years.

The coronavirus initially shut it down, but it bounced back this weekend--with a few new changes in place.

"There will be 5000 items in your kid’s size all in one section," said Gail Walker of Kids EveryWear.

Everything you would need for a child – from clothes to car seats – are available at a very low cost. The sale covers a lot of floor space at Cary Towne Center.

Walker has been doing this consignment sale for more than 20 years. But COVID-19 impacted her business, as it has so many others.

At first, she was worried the sale might not happen at all. It was planned for mid-March, as the virus was spreading.

"We literally got shut down the day we opened," said Walker.

The consignment sale returns -- with some changes

At long last, the sale finally returned this weekend--but with lots of safety precautions in place.

Walker will be keeping the number of shoppers inside well below allowed capacity.

There will be regular cleaning and sanitizing.

She's adding social distance markings and offering masks for purchase.

Walker has also opened separate shopping times for customers who are immuno-compromised.

How customers have responded to the new changes

Shoppers like Stephanie McCauley are grateful for the safety precautions. She said they make her feel much more comfortable and safe.

“I have not had a problem going in there, and I have a lot of anxiety about going in places like grocery stores right now," said McCauley.

Several people said they appreciate all the effort – and the deals.

Marcie Blanchard said, “We got some games and plenty of books for reading.”

It's possible delaying the sale actually had a positive impact. The gently used items were untouched for months--meaning they should be safe from any possible residual virus.

“People are concerned about the sanitization of used items, but our items have been here for two months sitting there. There is not virus left there if there was," said Walker.

The sale continues tomorrow with deeper discounts. Tickets are free, and can be obtained at the Kids EveryWear website.​

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