Just Between Friends kids consignment sale returns to Wisconsin Center

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- There is a sale families or expecting families do not want to miss on Saturday, Sept. 25.

The Just Between Friends kids' consignment sale event at the Wisconsin Center opened at 8 a.m. Parents can find lots of baby, toddler, and children's merchandise at a discounted price to choose from. 

With 60,000 square feet of endless merchandise and clothing at the sale, this is something families take advantage of every year to stock up on what they need at a much more affordable price.

"We found some glitter boots and we got her a Bucky Badger hat for winter. We really like coming here for all the books because books are super expensive," said Lauren Frank. She and her daughter Millie made sure to be the first customers at the sale. It's their second year at the event and Frank says they always find great deals.

"We always tell all our friends about this sale because everything is just so nice. The quality of the products is really nice and it's just so much cheaper and the kids go through it so fast," said Frank.

There was even a line before the sale officially opened at 8 a.m. It was quickly swarmed with costumers filling up shopping bags and rolling racks.

"We've already had several people checking out, they knew exactly what they wanted. They came and grabbed it and they said they're very thankful that they were able to come and get some good deals," said Melissa Monsoor, co-owner of Just Between Friends.

For the past 13 years, Monsoor and her sister, Melinda Herbert, have been providing this sale to the community, knowing how needed it is and how expensive kids' items can be. This effort is thanks to over 550 consigners that partake in the event and sell or donate their items.

"They can get affordable clothing for a much less and much cheaper price than going to a store such as a department store and paying full price. They get it at 50 to 90% off here at the sale," said Monsoor.

With so much to choose from, some families even turn it into a holiday shopping experience.

"Were mostly looking for clothes and then Halloween costumes and also Christmas gifts," said Jessica Fellows.

"We're getting stuff for this winter and then trying to get stuff for the following spring and kind of into the next year," said Michael Krack.

Many families say more of these sales are needed, especially for low-income families. Many are already looking forward to attending the spring sale next year.

"This is your one stop shop. Everything you need is right here. It has just been great. This is my third year or more here and I just love it, I come for my granddaughter. I grabbed sweaters, long sleeve shirts, rain boots, rain coats, a winter vest. She just gets everything. She's gonna be good going back to school for in-person learning so it's going to be great," said Kimberlee Parks.

"We're easily spending less than half on every piece of clothing that we've picked so far, especially the winter stuff. We got snow pants and a jacket in here for like 15 bucks. I was looking online to prep for the winter and it was minimum $30. I'm very relieved that they had stuff here. That's why our bags are probably bigger but we got more for our money," said Fellows.

The hours run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.

-Sunday, Sept. 26  8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

-Monday, Sept. 27  10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (select items 50% off)

-Tuesday, Sept. 28 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (select items 50% off)

More details on the event can be found here.


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