‘Just Between Friends’ coming to Convention Center
Hundreds of St. Louis-area moms are busy preparing and tagging their outgrown children’s clothing, baby gear, books, outdoor playground equipment, and more for Just Between Friends (JBF) of St Charles’ 15th community children’s consignment sales event to be held March 5 through March 7, at the Saint Charles Convention Center.
Recently voted “Best Consignment Sale in St. Louis,” by local moms and announced by ConsignmentMommies.com, JBF of St. Charles is preparing for their biggest event to date.
“Everyone is invited to participate in this free community event, where parents can expect to find quality, name brand children’s items at 50 percent to 90 percent off retail pricing,” said Michelle Wiginton, coordinator of the St. Charles JBF event. “Moms who sell make up to 70 percent on their sold items and 80 percent on all items over $250. This is a fun way to recycle outgrown items and purchase what your family needs next at a fraction of the cost of buying new.”
The recession of 2008 and the rise in unemployment forced many families throughout the United States to cut back and change their spending habits to make ends meet. A recent survey shows most families (more than 50 percent of the respondents earning between $50,000 and $100,000 a year) have permanently changed their spending habits.
According to a national corporate survey from Just Between Friends, the nation’s leading children’s and maternity consignment event, more than 60 percent of respondents say they began shopping for bargains at consignment events and second-hand stores after the recession hit in 2008. However, nearly all who responded said that even if the economy improves, they will continue to shop for bargains at consignment events such as Just Between Friends.
“Parents have to be savvy when it comes to their children because it’s not just children’s items that have skyrocketed in price, it’s everything,” said Wiginton. “Just Between Friends offers smart savings and a convenient opportunity for parents to get a fair return on the investment they have made in their children’s clothing, equipment, toys, books, electronics, etc. We are a great place to start each season, with larger sizes and the ‘next-size-up’ of practically anything that has to do with raising kids. If moms and dads can’t find it gently-used, they are better able to afford new pricing because their budgets have already been stretched by shopping JBF first.”
For more details on how you can shop, sell or volunteer at the St. Charles JBF sales event, visit www.jbfsale.com.