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Thursday, October 29, 2009

News Day

Great things came in last Sunday! Three pack-n-plays, organic clothing, Thomas items, bouncer seats, strollers, ladybug umbrella, new costumes (banana!) and more.

highlights:
BOB Utility double jogger
Graco front/back double stroller
Maclaren jogger
Bumbo seats
pajamas & sleep sacks
winter maternity
Size 2T boys & girls

We are diligently working on reviewing, entering, tagging and getting items onto the floor ASAP. We are only entering what we're accepting as well as pulling only winter clothing and large gear from back stock.

HALLOWEEN
Thank you for your consideration in dropping off books for MKC to hand out as treats! We have a big bag but could use more if you come by tomorrow (Friday, 10/30). All donated books remaining after Halloween will be given to The Book Place, non-profit store supporting Marin County Libraries. SATURDAY HOURS: 10-4

SALES
25% off Diaper Bags - great designer looks, in our maternity section
30% off strollers - single, double, walk, jog, etc!
Ending 10/31 so hurry in: 50% off bedding sets, 30% off Fisher Price Nature papsan bouncers

MATERNITY
We have many bras to choose from now! Supportive, well-fitting, for prenatal and nursing, these are a great value.
Sweaters and warm jackets are out as well as more jeans!

NOVEMBER EVENTS

11/1 This Little Piggy from 12-3, no appt needed! http://www.yourpiggyprints.com/

11/15 Kelly Baker Photography, contact kelly@kellybakerphotography for a session time!

11/21 Our First Year Anniversary Party!

We will be closed Thanksgiving Day

Consignor checks will be run the last week of November.

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Don't forget to turn back your clocks this weekend. Happy Fall!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

New Items - New Pricing - Halloween Day - Donations

A list of items NEW to the store:

- Maclaren jogger, the "Mac 3"
- Blonde crib and matching changing table
- Fisher Price Aquarium Healthy Care High Chair
- winter hats
- rain boots
- snow boots
- NEW ERGOBaby styles!!
- Halloween costumes
- crib mattresses
- baby dolls
- stacking boxes
- soft blocks, fabric & foam
- Diaper Dude (diaper bags)
- ORGANIC clothing and swaddlers (mostly 18 mos & under and we'd love to expand!)
- fancy dresses
- winter coats, fleece
- Baby Bjorn potty seat
- floor play mats
- Close & Secure sleepers (nests)
- twin clothes (boy/girl, girl/girl, boy/boy)
- Kelty backpack carriers
- girly lamp
- jungle theme bouncer seat that matches an entire room set w/hamper we have
- slippers
- crib mobiles
- blonde wood rocking chair
- Maternity outerwear, bras, cords, jeans

As I look around the store to complete the list above I realize it would never be completed! There are so many new items which we receive every week that it would simply take me too long to find it all! You'll have to come by, spend some time browsing. Or if you have a particular item in mind we will take your email (stephanie@marinkidsconsignment.com) or phone call (415-456-4943).

Here is a list of items we have specially priced:

- Fisher Price Aquarium series cradle swings $50
- VHS Tapes $2.50 (Disney and more)

At 30% OFF:
- all strollers
- all diaper bags
- Fisher Price Nature papasan bouncer seats

And...at 50% OFF until 10/31:
- Crib Bedding sets (Pottery Barn Kids, Wendy Bellissimo, Amy Coe and more)

We take in consignments.....SUNDAYS only, from 10-6
We are accepting...................Rain, Snow, Costumes, Swings, Strollers, furniture, and for clothing ONLY 2T clothing for boys & girls.
Sorry.......................................No other kids clothing, no maternity clothing, no shoes at this time.

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Happy Pumpkin Season!

We will be open from 10-4 on Halloween Day.

Kids in costume can come by and receive a very special "treat" - a book!!

Are you making a costume from scratch? Will you buy one from our store? Have you shopped local thrift stores and garage sales to piece something together? If you'd like to share your ideas for this holiday, please leave a comment or email: stephanie@marinkidsconsignment.com!

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We LOVE to donate!

We love customers who bring in donations. Sometimes we have more than we can distribute. Please let us know of any non-profit local charity that will accept, in reasonable condition:

- baby clothing
- kids clothing
- toys
- books
- maternity clothing
- other items

If you or the agency can pick up, bonus for us! Help us spread the bounty!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

New in store and Safety first

One of the fun things about working in the store is that every day is different! From customers to stock, there are newbies everywhere!

NEW IN STORE...

2 identical white wooden toddler beds by Jardine

3 crib mattresses by Sealy

Camo Diaper Dude bag

Small navy pram (displayed next to the large pram!)

Rain boots **

Snow boots **

ERGOBaby shipment is in! Choose from a variety of looks in standard 100% cotton, organic cotton, or the Sport carrier. We brought in the new Heart2Heart Infant insert and more sucking pads! **

COSTUMES (mostly newborn - 3T) **

Leapster (pink)

Peg Perego Aria stroller (gray) - this is so easy to open & close!

Fisher Price Aquarium Healthy Care High Chair w/double trays & toys

soft play blocks

2 identical pastel bug mobiles

More fleece, sweaters, jackets, raincoats, snow clothes are coming onto the clothing racks!


** YES! Accepting these items on Sundays until further notice!

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Safety first for your kids, other kids, and ourselves!

We have had to return or toss (which we don't like to do!!) items due to the following potentially dangerous reasons:

- corroded batteries
- recalls
- too dirty
- incomplete
- too used

Please remember to check for all of the above before bringing items in. We do have certain expectations that none of the above will be a hindrance to accepting or selling items.

Easy steps to take to:

- check for recalls (http://www.cpsc.gov/ABOUT/Cpsia/cpsia.HTML is a good place to start)
- open battery compartments to check for corrosion
- replace dead batteries (recycle the old)
- wipe down all surfaces
- wash fabrics

With safety gratitude - thanks!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Meet Katrina and more

After a brief blog absence I'm back again to announce we have a new store assistant! I've been happily training Katrina in customer service and all aspects of the store. Please come in Wed-Fri and say Hi to her! Meanwhile I will be at the store but also on the road for marketing. It's really an exciting time at MKC!

We are selling strollers at 30% off tagged price! Brands such as Combi, Graco, Peg Perego and more are in front of the store. Check them out, push them, fold them, see if they work for you.

Diaper Bags are 25% off tagged price! Our selection includes some Motherships and Sling Totes by Fleurville, JujuBee floral backpack and messenger bags, Timi & Leslie and more. For Dads, try the Diaper Dude bags!

ERGOBaby shipment just arrived and we are so excited to have expanded our selection! More colors, new styles, the new Heart2heart Infant Insert as well. Please come by to try out this amazing carrier. You'll be glad you did! Support for the child rests on your hips and the shoulder straps have thick padding for your comfort. From newborn to 40lbs, you'll love this carrier.

Costumes!!! Do you love the bit of coolness in the air recently? Fall has arrived and we have our rack of costumes out front for easy browsing. While we carry costumes all year round, now is the perfect time to pick up something fun to Halloween (and every day wear, according to some kids!) at a great price.

Here is a site to learn more about Being Green This Halloween:

http://www.ecomom.com/groups/greenhalloween

We are pleased to share this group's philosophies!! Come by our store on Halloween (special hours: 1p-4p that day) and all kids in costume get a free (used) book!

Please mark your calendar for the next This Little Piggy in-store event, Sunday, November 1, from 12-3p!

That was a lot of news. Please bookmark our site to come back and review!