Rhea Lana’s of Ankeny-Des Moines is hosting their Fall/Winter “Back-to-School” event August 16-21 At Merle Hay Mall.
Written by Jessica Hansen
What is This All About?
Rhea Lana’s of Ankeny-Des Moines. is an upscale children’s consignment event held twice a year. Shoppers can expect to purchase excellent quality children’s merchandise at affordable prices. We have been innovative with our computer system and our goal is to have a fun, easy, organized event for our consignors and shoppers. Our most popular brands are Gymboree, Gap, Matilda Jane, Polo, and Under Armor. Our most popular toys are Little Tikes outdoor playgrounds, Toddler Beds, Kitchens, Doll Houses, Tool Benches, Ride-on-Toys, and wooden train sets. We also carry beautiful nursery furniture and bedding, strollers, high chairs, exer-saucers and walkers.
Tell me again, how does this work?
We receive HIGH QUALITY children’s clothing on consignment and sell them at our week-long event. Consignors earn 70% of the sale price (which they select). We GUARANTEE all lost items that are labeled in the store. Consignor’s checks and reports are available on Pick up Day directly after the sale.
Do you carry only children’s clothing?
No. At our events we carry children’s furniture, nursery bedding, maternity clothing, nursing accessories and infant equipment (such as strollers, high chairs, and portable cribs.) We also carry high quality toys, children’s books, video games and sports accessories. We are excited for this opportunity to continue out efforts to help meet the needs of your family and to stretch your family budget!
Most consignment stores give 40-50%. Why do you give 70-80%?
Our consignors are very special to us! We believe our consignors deserve a fair price for their items and we want each consignor to make the most money possible to benefit their family.
Why do you guarantee each item?
We value our consignors so we track each item with our unique computerized barcode system and database. We seek to treat our customers and consignors as we would want to be treated. We think more items will be available to moms on a budget if we are careful with the items. Plus, some ladies are not willing to risk losing some items. This way they know they will not suffer a loss. Consignors know that they can TRUST us with their high quality items!
Why is your event better than having my own garage sale?
We do most of the work for you! You just prepare your items and bring them to the store. We do all of the advertising and staff the event. At the end of the sale you simply pick up your check, detailed inventory report and neatly-sorted items. We’ll even have friendly workers there to help you and answer your questions! Plus, you will make lots more money than you would at a garage sale.
Why do you emphasize EXCELLENT QUALITY so much?
No one wants to sort through, much less BUY, low quality items for their children. It is a time waster for everyone to put worn, stained, out-of-date items on a rack. That’s why we insist on accepting only high quality items. This becomes a little subjective as each person has their own idea of high quality. We don’t want to be clothes snobs but we do want to encourage consignors to only bring their name brand, excellent condition clothes. It makes the events more profitable and successful for everyone.
Admission and Parking are Free.
Pre-Sale will be Saturday August 15th! (for Volunteers, Consignors and Moms to Be)
Sunday, August 16th 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Monday, August 17th 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Tuesday, August 18th 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Wednesday, August 19th 10:00AM to 9:00PM
HALF PRICE SALE
Thursday, August 20th 10:00AM-9:00PM
Friday, August 21st 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM