How it all began...
As a parent I, like you, quickly realised that my little one had barely started wearing some of their clothes before they'd had another growth spurt and the trousers that were once rolled up were now half masts. The clothes - and the toys - went in a box and up into the loft.
A lot of money had been invested in things now put away and half forgotten. I did 'pass on' and give bags full to the local charity shops but there were items that were still as good as new and that could be sold, on a second hand basis. I didn't fancy the idea of endless photo uploading and trips to the post office and there was no other outlet which allowed me to sell my much loved and nearly-new nursery items.
My husband and I ventured to a car-boot sale (very early!) one chilly September morning and were placed next to a lady who was selling baby and children's gear that her family had outgrown. I sifted through her offerings in the hope of finding some bargains for my son - I came away with 2 bags full of branded clothes, books and toys! Although this lady had lots of lovely items, many people walked past her stall without a second glance. I considered that there must be a better way! It would be much more rewarding to sell these gently used garments to an audience who was there with the specific purpose of buying nearly-new baby and children's items.
The Little People's Boutique concept was born!
Coupled with this was the desire to help my local playgroup, a valuable service for my family. The Little People's Boutique makes a charitable donation from each event, helping little people have fun!
If you are reading this and nodding your head in agreement, book your stall at the next event. Enjoy the experience of playing shop keeper, sell your nearly-new children's items, have fun, meet new people, make space in your home and make a little pocket money too! What better way to sell your stuff!
I look forward to seeing you at one of our pop-up boutiques,