It is almost time to check out JBF West Chester/Media/Glen Mills, PA for their fall sale Thursday 9/7/17 through Sunday 9/10/17!
In 2016, Just Between Friends, Glen Mills was honored as one of Consignment Mommies’ National Top 10 Best Consignment Sales! Kelly, of JBF Glen Mills, recently shared with us how she and her sister Kate got started; plus some helpful tips for shoppers and consignors. Be sure to check out their sale if you are able!
How did you get started?
My sister, Kate and I started our Just Between Friends (JBF) event in 2009. At that time, I had three kids (ages 8, 3, and 1). I wasn’t a consignment shopper, but when I heard about JBF I was instantly hooked. I saw how fast my kids outgrew their items and JBF made so much sense. We were so excited to bring the event to our community. We started our event in the basement of a hotel with just 77 consignors…now we are expecting around 900 consignors and over 180,000 items for our fall 2017 event.
What are your best shopping tips?
- Come to the sale with a plan.
- Bring a list of your children’s sizes (including shoe sizes) for the next two seasons.
- If you are shopping for big items, head to that section first as they go fast.
What is your best tip for consignors?
Our best tip for consignors actually comes from one of our consignors: “don’t be an emotional tagger.” I think it is really important to remember that consignment shoppers are savvy and they shop consignment for a deal. Mark your items to sell and let them go half off if there is a 50% off sale day.
What is something you are most proud of?
We are most proud of the impact we have made in our community. Through the generosity of our consignors, we are able to donate over 150,000 dollars’ worth of items each year – that is over 10,000 pounds of clothing, toys, books, equipment and more! This spring we were also able to give one $500 and five $100 shopping sprees to deserving families in our community.