It has been almost 20 years since Jen and I first met on the campus of Grove City College. We were both business majors at the time and shortly after graduation we both started working for Verizon Wireless. I worked as a store manager and Jen worked as a business account manager. After having kids, we both quit our jobs and became stay at home moms.
I left Pittsburgh after my first baby was born and moved to North Carolina for 5 years. Within 2 months of moving there I found my first children's consignment sale. Money was tight and I felt it such a relief to find all the children's items I needed under one roof at a huge discount. It definitely beat going to garage sale after garage sale never knowing what I might find. I shopped and consigned at that same consignment sale for the 5 years we lived there. Upon moving back to Pittsburgh I was disappointed to see that there weren't the consignment sales here that there were down in NC. I suddenly found myself struggling to find ways to get money for the endless supply of children's items I had in my house. I also missed being able to find those great deals under one roof.
So as my pile continued to grow after moving back I decided it was high time to start a sale here in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. I asked a few friends if any of them would like to help me start the sale and Jen jumped at the chance. We have had a lot of fun working this sale together and have used our business experience to make it professional and easy for our consignors and shoppers. We want this sale to be a trusted place that you can sell your items and shop for items. Raising kids is expensive and what a joy it is to have a place that you can sell your kids used items, make money and then buy them clothes and toys for the next season of life without emptying your whole wallet. The consignment sale in North Carolina blessed me when we needed it most and I hope that our sale will be a blessing to others too.
With five completed sales under our belts in the North Hills we continue to gather new ideas and improve our sales results. And are now thrilled to move from a 13,000 sq ft store to a 73,500 store for our Spring 2013 sale. We love getting to know our consignors, volunteers, and shoppers, and consider so many of you our friends now! We always look forward to sale time when we can catch up on the news of your lives.
Lesley Bruns and Jennifer Hill