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Sunday, January 31, 2010

February Sales & Events

We LOVE our customers so this Valentine's month we offer...

For the kids:
10% off blankets, sheets, changing pad covers, quilts
15% off pants
25%
off skirts & dresses
and onesies still at 75% off while they last!

For moms:
10% off maternity pants
15% off maternity skirts & dresses
25% off maternity sweaters

SPECIAL - 10% off anything ORGANIC!!

Our bookshelves are full, our toy shelves are full, our shoe boxes are full so come for the variety, stay for the fun, come back for the deals!!

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Saturday, Feb 6, 12-3p

Local company Dolce Mia will be in-store selling some of their marvelous products!

From hand sanitizer to lotions to growth charts, they spin vintage into the modern age. They are dedicated to style and health.

Check out their site - www.gigi.DolceMia.com

...then come into our store next Saturday!

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Stay tuned for a date when This Little Piggy will be back!

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Stay tuned for a date when you can see some beautiful child/family photography by Laura Allen!

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Would you like to share something at our store? Please send us an email:

stephanie@marinkidsconsignment.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What's In Store; No drop offs 1/31

Happy January! It's a new year, new ideas flow, new items in the store!

Train table, white with green top

Zooper stroller with cover

Jumperoos

Galaxy ERGOBaby carriers (their current best seller!), Heart2Heart infant inserts

Crib sheets, blankets, quilts

Window dressings

Wood puzzles, LARGE dollhouse, Thomas trains & track

Warm bunting for babies & toddlers, ski outfits & jackets, snow boots

Baby dolls, double doll stroller, doll bassinet

Soft hanging baby toys

Gifts: small picture frames, albums, knits, books, growth charts, and more

Coming soon: This Little Piggy; Laura Allen Photography prints; all natural product demos

See you soon!

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Thank you for last Sunday's drop offs. We are working hard reviewing and entering items.

NO drop offs this coming Sunday, Jan 31. We will be accepting in February so stay tuned!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sunday's Take In's; What's New; Recalls

YES, we will be happy to take in the following items this coming Sunday, 1/24/10 -

- ORGANIC items*

- cloth diapering supplies

- kids clothing 2T and above, WINTER (no hats), raincoats, snow gear

- kids shoes size small 4 and above (especially boys' 7!), rainboots, snowboots

- maternity clothing (all sizes, but we do need more larger sizes), WINTER and sleep wear, nursing tops

any spring/summer, stained or other sized clothes will not be entered but immediately donated. If you KNOW you have donations, please pack them separately.

- furniture: table & chairs, gliders, cribs, dressers (must be assembled by you, check for recalls)

SORRY this time NO...
Toys
Infant clothing (0-24m) unless organic*
Bedding
Hats
Socks
Bras
Books

If you have questions, please email or call!

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What's New In Store

We have a couple tricycles, a girl's bike, kids backpacks, mini purses, tights, Robeez, lots of toys & books, changing tables, train table, rocking chairs, kids table & chairs, walker toys, trains & tracks, puzzles, exersaucers, bouncer seats, bassinets, crib, ERGOBaby carriers, slings, maternity sweaters & jackets (shirts are on sale!), and more!

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FYI Recall info....

Graco stroller canopies
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10115.html

Dorel Asia cribs
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10114.html

Friday, January 15, 2010

This Week at MKC...

NO consignments will be taken this coming Sunday, 1/17. We are full up! Last two weeks provided us with plenty to enter & display, thank you. Please stay tuned to this blog and our website to find out what (if anything) we're taking next Sunday.

Our toy area is hopping with great things! Walker toys, baby dolls, Thomas, Leap Frog, puzzles (wood and jigsaw), soft baby toys, bead mazes and more. Come by for fun!

Remember: if you drop off toys or equipment without batteries, corroded batteries, non-working batteries, we CANNOT sell them! Please check this BEFORE you drop off. It's time consuming to have to go through items to enter only to have to put these items in donation; we'd rather be working on items we can sell for you! (We simply cannot store items we cannot enter - have you seen how full we are?! We love selling, not storing.) Thanks everyone!

Maternity sweaters are warm and cozy! We're having a sale on maternity shirts to wear under the sweaters - 10% through 1/31! And under the shirt, well, bras are also -10%!

Shirts for babies & kids are also -10%! Jackets for kids are -15%!

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On behalf of The Friends of the Marin County Libraries, we are selling raffle tickets for a NEW dollhouse! Everyone at MKC looooves books and the local libraries, and The Book Place bookstore in Novato run by volunteers from FMCL, so please consider buying a ticket (or five, tne?) when you're at the store. There's a picture of the dollhouse, you can leave your stub with us (cash only) and then find out if you won during their big sale this Spring at the SR Civic Center. Good luck!

Friday, January 8, 2010

News bits

Become a fan of ours on Facebook! The latest entry is that we're a GOOGLE Favorite Place! That means we've been searched & found many, many, many (google?) times - thanks everyone!!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/San-Rafael-CA/Marin-Kids-Maternity-Consignment/69898333571?v=posts&viewas=1353703407

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SUNDAYS are consignment take in day, our one and only! Please note that items may take 1-2 weeks for entry IF the items meet what we need, advertised for. Items not needed will be entered as the need arises. Thank you!

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Do you have a favorite place where we could leave business postcards? Let us know!

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Have you tried logging in to your consignor account? This will show you RECENT sales from your account. Our software keeps upgrading and we hope to offer more and more for our consignors (and customers) soon! To log in just go to our website and click on "Consignors Page". If you have issues, let us know (computers are great but not perfect). Thanks!

http://www.marinkidsconsignment.com

Thursday, January 7, 2010

What's new?

Contracts are on their way to current consignors. Note updates and a warm letter ;-) Also, checks printed in Dec are included IF you are a consignor paying $1.75 for mail. (If not, you know to call us at the store 24 hours ahead of check pick up!)

We have a delightful playhouse by Red Envelope, velcro on/off decorations for the outside, a slit "door", windows. It is lightweight but sturdy and too cute!

Toddler time? We have a toddler bed set in a western theme with matching shelf/toy chest.

Growth charts are a fun way to show your child how they're grown. We have a variety on our walls waiting for you.

For Moms to be and new moms, Boppy pillows and covers, My Breast Friend, bras, nursing tops & covers, Medela breast pumps, and books galore!

ERGOBaby carriers in the latest styles, sucking pads are now organic as a choice, too!

Bathtubs, we're swimming in them! That is, we have a large selection right now from blow up, to fold up, to one piece, clean up with MKC prices.

Our windows are showing off darling RED clothing for kids for Valentine's!

Play mats are a great way to have baby notice colors and shapes while having tummy or back time. From black & white to colorful jungle theme, they are here.

Bouncer seats from Fisher Price Papasan Nature to Baby Bjorn to Bloom are in stock right now.

Swing your infant in a variety of style swings, compact to travel to full size, Aquarium colors to calm brown.

Ski clothing & boots, even helmets are in. Rain coats, rain boots, warm winter hats & mittens are ready to go play.

Our toy area is full with many great items for infants to school age. Build with blocks, trace letters in Leap Frog, pretend play with Plan Toys, make music, too! We offer a variety sure to make your child smile and learn.

The strollers outside are in good shape and want to be taken for a walk! Zooper, Peg Perego, Graco, Baby Jogger and more are here for you to try.

We have two nice wooden rocking chairs for storytime with baby, a simple M&M theme kids table & chairs, mini wooden padded rocker, changing tables and crib. Bassinets by Kolcraft, other of woven wicker and a Pottery Barn Arm's Reach Cosleeper, sheets and cozy blankets to help make naptime easier (does it get easier or do the kids just get more tired??)

Remember to check our website and blog for SUNDAY consignment drop off restrictions and thank you!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Vote for us - Best of Marin!

Your vote counts!

Please help us attain BEST OF status in Marin by voting in the Pacific Sun Best of Readers' Poll!

http://www.pacificsun.com/best_of/voting/form.php

While browsing their site and the weekly FREE newspaper, look for our coupon for 10% off!

Thanks all!

(too many exclamation points today?!!)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!!

We'll start off the new year with some great SALES through 1/31/10-

75% off onesies!! Buy in bulk for warmth, for a new summer babe, for fun! Get them while they last...

50% off kids Holiday clothing: newborn - 6X (Santa, reindeer, presents, etc)

25% off kids Overalls: denim, cords, velvet and more (all sizes!) All kids need overalls!

25% off kids Outfits: tops & pants, jackets & pants, etc (all sizes!) Cute matching pieces!

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SUNDAY DROP OFF DAY 1/3/10

LABEL ITEMS and BAGS WITH YOUR NAME

We'll accept:

2T to 6X Winter: long sleeves, sweaters, fleece, jackets, bunting, long underwear, ski gear, snow gear, rain gear, vests, pajamas, shoes

2T to 6X Valentines Day and St Patrick's clothing & accessories (no pillows or stuffed animals)

Maternity winter: long sleeves, cords, jeans, sweaters, jackets, dresses, skirts

Organic (most) ANYTHING ;-)

...and Books, DVDs, Toys, Strollers, High Chairs, Baby Carriers, Crib Bedding, Changing Pads & covers, Cribs, Dressers, Changing Tables, Infant Swings, Exersaucers.

We CANNOT take: non-working toys, corroded batteries, recalled items, stained or holes on clothing. NO stuffed animals (but we accept on behalf of Project Night Night, any day)

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We are selling raffle tickets on behalf of FRIENDS OF THE MARIN COUNTY LIBRARIES for a very special handmade wooden dollhouse! All proceeds benefit Marin Libraries. Please come by for your chance to win!

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Hey consignors, have you tried logging onto your account online? Go to our website, Consignor's Page, and try it out! If you have any issues, send us a note. Should be straight forward, showing you items that have recently sold. Thanks!