Thursday, May 8, 2008

Three Years Old and Going Strong!

We officially turned 3 yrs old on May 1st! We opened our doors at Red Umbrella Consignment on May 1, 2005, though we actually started accepting consignments several months before. We opened with clothing and accessories for women and children as well as vintage furniture and home accents. After our first 2 years, we decided to focus on women as well as our furniture and home goodies. It was a good decision for us since we have a small store.

We are so grateful for our ever growing group of fabulous consignors (already 1200 strong) and to all of our customers who continue to love the fashions we feature and come back for more again and again.

To celebrate our 3rd birthday, we'd like to invite all of you to our birthday celebration on Saturday, May 31st. Join us for refreshments, door prizes and surprise discounts throughout the day.

The celebrations begin at 10 am and continue til 6 pm. We look forward to seeing you at our birthday party. We'll remind you in a week or so.

Bring a friend.

For the Love of Mothers

Not that we need an excuse to show our love for our mothers... We're full of lots of creative ideas to help make Mom's Day just a little more special. We've got soaps, bath products, jewelry, purses, home accents (vases, knick knacks, towels, place mats etc.) candles, vintage furniture, pictures and more.

Hope your Mother's Day is splendid.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Lost & Found

It's always surprising to see what gets left in pockets, purses, vases,and about coins, bills, photos, gum, candy, paper clips, nail clippers, photos, matches, pills and the most surprising lost and found item we've seen was a "joint" in a small jewelry box. Yep, we tossed it - no need to embarrass.

Seriously, check out all those nooks and crannies before you bring us your items. We'll call you if you've inadvertently left something inside.

What's in YOUR Closet?

It's May 5th... Have you finished your Spring cleaning yet? Have you begun? What are you waiting for? Would a little extra cash in your pocket make those staggering gas prices and rising food costs a little easier to take? If so, we're taking Summer items for consignment right now.

Here are a few things we're always looking for: Fun and trendy, classic and unique clothing for women. Tops are always our best sellers and this year, skirts and dresses are hot. Of course, jeans,especially high end ones like Citizens, Lucky Brand, Seven for all Mankind, Red Engine, Earl, Joe's,and True Religion (to name a few) come and go very quickly. Summer sandals and dressy summer pumps for all those weddings you've been invited to are also in demand.

Divesting yourself of your loved and lived-in garments can be oh-so-cathartic and recycling them is great for the environment by keeping stuff out of our landfills.

Besides clothing and shoes, we're always looking for purses, jewelry, and other accessories to round out a summer wardrobe.

You know the drill - everything must be in excellent condition - purchased "new" in the past 2 years - better department store labels(Macy's, Bloomingdales, Nordstroms)or designer, boutique brands.

No dings, no dents, no snags, no rags! Clean, on hangers or neatly folded; do all this and you'll never be scolded.

Come by Mon-Sat between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm - no appointment necessary.