If you haven’t heard of the Just Between Friends Sale, you can thank me later! I had initially heard of the Just Between Friends Sale in November. This event happened right after Zoe was born so unfortunately, I was unable to attend. I couldn’t resist the chance to get familiar with JBF and the wonderful things they are doing for Vancouver Families.
Below is some information on the upcoming shopping event and their newest initiative of going a bit greener and encouraging all shoppers to bring their reusable bags for the upcoming event this April 24th and 26th. You can thank me later!
Local Moms Help Vancouver Stay Green and Wallets Lean
Just Between Friends celebrates the environmentally and budget conscious mom with spring sale.
(March 10, 2015) – Vancouver’s take on the widely popular American ‘Just Between Friends’ children’s consignment sale has a bit of a green twist this spring. Not only will the sale bring money to the local economy, but Vancouver families are recycling by re-selling. Inspired by Earth Day and other environmentally friendly initiatives, Just Between Friends, or JBF for short, has also decided to go bag-less for their upcoming sale.
The success of previous JBF sales has shown that there’s a need for this kind of event in Vancouver. The demand for trendy kid’s clothing and must-have toys is why moms shop Just Between Friends. “They can get these items for up to 90% off the retail price,” JBF Vancouver franchise owner, Yendi Pang explains, “Consigning has become a trend on its own, just out of necessity. Buying new is not only expensive, but can be extremely wasteful.” In the day and age of over consumption, buying pre-used items is the ultimate way to recycle through reselling.
Just Between Friends wants to offer a greener way for Mom’s to shop. “These days we are all about over consumption,” says Pang, “Kids outgrow their clothing far before they wear them out. We’re here to make sure perfectly good items are used to their fullest potential.”
This season JBF Vancouver is going bag-less as another measure to go green. “We encourage our shoppers to bring their own reusable bags.” says Pang. “Be sure to bring more than you think you’ll need. Shoppers are always surprised by just how many amazing things they are able to find at the sale.”
Just Between Friends is a three day sale event that gives Vancouverites an opportunity to help each other.
Local families recycle items their kids no longer need by re-selling their clothing, toys, furniture and equipment their kids have outgrown (ages 0-18).
With items at 50-90% off the retail price, this means huge savings for those shopping for children’s items. Different from swap meets, Just Between Friends consignors don’t work tables to sell their own goods. Though they do control pricing and item tagging, they simply drop them off and a team of local JBF volunteers sell their items for them. Unsold merchandise is then donated to local charities such as Aunt Leah’s Place, Crabtree Corner, or Baby Go-Around. The next JBF sale is April 24-26 at the Croatian Cultural Centre.
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