Children’s and Maternity Consignment Sale Soars in Improving Economy – Thousands to Attend

Just Between Friends North Houston – the area’s largest Children’s and Maternity consignment sales event featuring one-stop shopping in 30,000 square feet of space filled with boutique and name brand children’s items will hold their semi-annual sale featuring spring and summer items March 29 – April 1, 2012 in Houston, TX.

Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 13, 2012

What:

Just Between Friends North Houston – the area’s largest Children’s and Maternity consignment sales event featuring one-stop shopping in 30,000 square feet of space filled with boutique and name brand children’s spring and summer clothing, shoes, baby equipment, toys, and more. Shoppers will save 50%-90% off of retail pricing. Two area charities to benefit.

When:

Pre-Sale Event (by invitation and for media only)
Thursday, March 29th – 2.00pm – 9.00pm

Public Events:

Thursday, March 29th – 3.00pm – 9.00pm – Prime Time Shopping - $10.00 per person admission
Friday, March 30th – 9.00am – 7.00pm - $2.00 per person admission with 100% of proceeds going to charity
Saturday, March 31st – 9.00am – 4.00pm – free admission
Sunday, April 1st - 12.00pm – 5.00pm – free admission; 50% off sale day

Where:

Willowbrook AMC Theater Plaza at Hwy 249 & Gessner, Houston, TX

Media:

Contact Jennifer Liebl at 214.693.4599 for media pre-sale passes

Beneficiaries:

A portion of proceeds benefits Mom’s Helping Moms and Spaulding for Children Foster Care

Just Between Friends (JBF) North Houston, Texas’ largest children’s and maternity consignment sales event is hosting their tenth semi-annual sale. The one-stop shopping sales experience became a staple during the faltering economy as bargain shoppers sought to stretch their declining budgets. With the average shopper saving between 50% to 90% off of retail pricing, Just Between Friends was a concept whose time had come. Even now with economic indicators on the rise the popular sales event is poised to have the strongest sale season yet.

Held at the Willowbrook AMC Theater Plaza in Houston, March 29 – April 1, 2012, the semi annual sale features hundreds of thousands of items that includes name-brand and boutique children’s spring and summer attire; baby equipment, electronics, and toys. A portion of the sale’s proceeds as well as unsold items are donated to local charities, Mom’s Helping Moms and Spaulding for Children Foster Care.

Started in an area church in 2007 as the first and only children’s consignment sale in the city, Just Between Friends North Houston has grown to a massive sale requiring over 30,000 square feet of space. in their tenth season, the upcoming event is expecting record attendance.

Quotes: Jennifer Liebl Owner, Just Between Friends of Houston

“The kind of growth our company has seen over the past few years is unparalleled,” stated Jennifer Liebl, Owner, Just Between Friends of North Houston. “Before the economy began to struggle, some people were a bit sheepish about consignment shopping. Our shoppers were generally people who were very much in need of a bargain. Then when things became tough, we saw a whole new group of shoppers that lead to what we thought was a temporary increase in sales. However, those increases have become our new norm,” she stated. “People who never would have thought of consigning their children’s items have now become loyal customers. Everyone is seeking value. It seems the new trend is getting the most for your money regardless of your economic status,” remarked Liebl.

“Our consignors love the fact that they can make money by selling their gently used clothing and items while bettering our community through our area charities. Additionally, shoppers are thrilled when they see beautiful, brand-name and designer merchandise at a fraction of what the cost of retail stores,” said Liebl. “A savings of 50-90% off retail is enough to make a huge difference in a family budget. It is truly is a sale where everyone wins - our consignors as they sell their items, our shoppers as they enjoy remarkable savings, and our community as our preferred charities receive a portion of our proceeds and surplus merchandise,” she said.

“One of the results of having the sale largest in the City is that we attract shopper from all walks of life,” said Liebl. We are particularly proud of this. In addition to your typical soccer moms, we have foster parents, grandparents raising their grandchildren, and even a few single dads. We take extra care to assist these non-traditional parents as they seek bargains. Their resources can be so tight and they very much need a place like JBF to shop to make a difference in their household budgets.”

***Interview with Liebl may take place between now and sale end date of Sun, April 1st for advance taping or scheduling purposes. Early opportunity for interview and visuals at Pre-Sale, Thu, March 29th***

About Just Between Friends

In 1997, Just Between Friends was created in a living room in Tulsa, Oklahoma when Shannon Wilburn, a mother of two young children, and her friend Daven Tackett hosted a sale, while inviting 17 friends to be consigners. Promoted only in their neighborhood, the gross sales reached approximately $2,000. That’s when the idea caught on. Each season, a new, larger event was held. In 2003, Wilburn and Tackett formed Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc., and began developing and selling franchises. Currently Wilburn, now sole owner and CEO of Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc., has 122 franchises in 24 states. JBF has received national attention on numerous television shows including ABC News, The Early Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Headline News, The Huffington Post, Inside Edition and CNBC’s The Big Idea. They have also been featured on broadcast outlets in dozens of cities across the country as well as popular websites http://www.dailyworth.com, http://www.sheknows.com and Disney website http://www.family.com. For more information visit their website at http://www.jbfsale.com.

About Mom’s Helping Mom’s

Moms Helping Moms Texas is a 501c(3), non-profit, volunteer based organization dedicated
to the assistance of under resourced families in our community, regardless of race or religious affiliation, through provision of food, clothing, furniture, and other items as necessary. For more information go to http://www.mhmtexas.com.

About Spaulding for Children Foster Care

Spaulding for Children Foster Care is dedicated to building and sustaining strong, nurturing families for children who have endured abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Their mission is to provide children in need of a loving home with the joy of having one. A not-for-profit organization with a 31-year history, Spaulding for Children is dedicated to building and sustaining strong, nurturing families for children who have endured abuse, neglect or abandonment.

Their vision is to be the premier provider of adoption, foster care and related services in Texas. Because of Spaulding for Children, there could be a loving family for every child who needs one. The agency is recognized for its' innovative programs and leadership in collaborative initiatives. For more information go to http://www.spauldingforchildren.org.

 

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