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Thursday, July 29, 2010


We have given and corresponded with the following charities:

Marin Head Start
Marin Abused Women's Services
Marin Pregnancy Resource Center
Canal Community Alliance
Loved Twice (
Gilead House
Homeward Bound
Ritter House
Performing Stars
green GAIA boxes
Project Night Night
Image For Success

Items given: Clothing; Bedding; Maternity & adult clothing; Nursing pillows; Toys; Books; Diaper bags

We CANNOT accept for donation - carseats, carseat bases, cribs, overly loved stuffed animals, broken or dirty toys, anything that has been recalled

Do you know of other non-profits for mothers, families, babies?
We'd love to hear about them!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

We're here for you!

What a great year 2010 has been so far, building a crew of great women (that's just how it turned out, no guys applied) who help make Marin Kids & Maternity Consignment what it is, whether working in the front with customers, in the back entering, or on the road spreading the word about our business.

Here are four ladies in the store today (with 178 years of parenting experience combined):

Tensley, Angela, Cassandra, and me (Stephanie)

Tensley helps with in-take on Sundays so most consignors have met her. She goes through items, writes receipts and assists in so many other ways.

Angela is our first full-time employee (besides me) and we so excited to have her! She has retail experience, is super friendly and organized.

Cassandra helps part-time with data entry and assists with projects and organization, and she loves customer service. You may recognize her from A Party Center just two doors down from the store!

I...well, it's still me! From the beginning, working part-time with Melissa between a storage unit and Playtime Safari (now out of business) until now, having managed the permanent store for almost two years. I love the business, the people, our customers and consignors. This is a great place to be and I hope you agree!

We have other wonderful employees who also love the business and work hard for you:
Shannon (dedicated software tech, Ebay Sales, online advertising), Kristan (data entry, tagging), Lynn (organizing, customer service), Amy (tagging, postcard advertising), and Katrina's back - woohoo - (data entry, tagging, customer service). Let's not forget the owner and everything she does, Melissa!

It's nice to meet you.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sales, Discounts, Coupons, oh my!

Get Out and About Sale this Sat!

This Saturday 7/24, ONLY we will be marking down:

STROLLERS (lightweight, joggers, single, double, triple, etc)
BACKPACK CARRIERS (Kelty Kids and others)
SLINGS (Nojo, Peanut Shell, Over the Shoulder and more!)
BABY BJORNS and other front carriers
AND a special discount for a NEW Rose Print ERGO Baby carrier, only $95!! (one left!)

July Sales are still going (15% off shoes & shirts, 20% off sz 7-10 kids' clothes), and in August we'll have our HUGE Back To School Sale (50% select clothing!) on Sat & Sun 8/7 & 8/8 along with our August Monthly Sales.

GET A COUPON! Save 10% with our ad in the The Pacific Sun this week, and I snuck one into a Craig's List ad so find it and print it out!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Accepting This Week updated

It's Wednesday and that means I provide a list for you.

Please see the link on the right side of this site for What We're Accepting This Week.


NOTE: Timing is still behind on entry for clothes & shoes. You will receive an Item List Report when items are entered into your account. We have new hires which will help with better timing, yay!

Thanks for your support, patience, and business!

Remember to tell friends, family, even strangers about our store so we can sell for you!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New in Store

What a fabulous day with Sylvia Gill Childrenswear on Saturday! She is so friendly and carries darling brands such as Neptune Zoo, Haven Girl and many more. We are proud to announce we will continue to carry some of her stock on two racks!

Today we had some fun new things come in:
Dark wood crib w/mattress and matching changing table
Child's kitchenette (blue w/pink & purple, MDF)
2 bikes
2 Pack-n-plays
Little Tikes basketball hoop w/ball
2 Kolcraft grey umbrella stroller w/canopies
BOB double fixed-wheel jogger w/accessories

Recently arrived:
Chalk board puppet theater or store stand
Playmobile pirate ships, Viking long ship
Lite Brites
Bjorn potty and seats
Backpack carriers (now easy to read pricing on each!)
Formal (wedding or other special occasion) dresses for girls and maternity
Thomas train table
Child's wood workbench
Neurosmith blocks
Ceramic tea sets
Stuffed Pooh (new), stuffed Pooh characters (classic)
Velvet black jack & matching pants (suit) by Children's Place 12m
3 Kate Spade diaper bags
...and our twins clothing rack is re-established!

See you at the store!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

HUGE Sample Sale this SAT 10-5 ONLY!! ; and store sales for July

ONLY Saturday, 7/10, from 10-5

Sylvia Gill Children's Wear (formerly in Giftcenter, 888 Brannan, SF)


CASH for 50% off wholesale pricing
(Credit for 40% off)

RACKS AND RACKS of great items!!
Kissy Kissy (0-3m)
Flap Happy (sz 2)
Mulberribush/Love u Lots (sz 3)
Globaltex (sz 4)
Haven Girl & designer lines (sz 5, some 18m)
Tangerine Sky (sz 5)
Neptune Zoo & Rock-a-Baby (sz 6m - 7)
Bumble Bags (diaper bags, car seat covers, accessories)


Store July Sales

15% off SHOES all sizes from Teva to tennies!

15% off SHIRTS all sizes Kids & Maternity & Nursing!

20% off KIDS CLOTHING sizes 7 and above!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Closed 7/4; July SALES; What's New

The store will be closed Sunday, July 4. See Accepting This Week link to the right (Nothing).



JULY - all month long enjoy the following sales...

20% off kids' clothing size 7+ (we carry 7, 8, and some 10!!!)

15% off all shirts for kids, maternity & nursing!!

15% off shoes, tennis to teva!!

Special discounts apply until further notice on the following items:

15% off JULY 4 kids' clothing until 7/4!!!

30% off Rain coats & boots!!

50% off all WINTER blankets!!

50% off Shabby NEW items, Leap Frog Leap Pad, Albums, Frames & select toys



- Maclaren double Triumph stroller

- Kolcraft Universal stroller frame

- Graco Pack-n-play tan/blue

- Eddie Bauer wood highchair

- Plastic corral, put together/take apart easily, sounds & toys

- Razor Scuttle Bug

- Classic Pooh & friends like new stuffies

- Kate Spade and other diaper bags

- Yellow Bumbo Seat

- Complete Pottery Barn Kids girl's bedroom set

- Battat pink doll Salon Chair (goes up & down!)

- Fisher Price Cradle Swings (Aquarium & Rainforest)

....and so much more! Please stop by and see all we have to offer (things are put out daily!)