New Sandy store caters to baby's needs
If youre looking to stretch your baby budget, Sandys newest store could be your best bet.
Baby Goods, an infant and childrens resale shop, will open on April 1.
Lynne Good, who owns the Other Mothers childrens resale shop on Southeast Division Street in Portland, is opening the Sandy shop, located in the Perry Building on Proctor Boulevard, next to Sparkys Pizza. Other Mothers will change its name to Baby Goods to reflect the expansion.
Customers bring their gently-used clothing items to trade into the shop and will be offered a store credit in return.
They may also bring in other baby items, such as toys, shoes, baby carriers, wraps, bed sets and crib sets. Clothing is the majority of the stores inventory, and brands frequently include Gymboree, OshKosh Bgosh and Hanna Andersson.
The shop carries clothing for infants to children size 10, and also has a small maternity selection.
The average price of each clothing item is $2.99, and the highest priced item is generally $9.99, Good said. Most outfits are priced between $5 and $8.
Its done so well, thats why were opening out here, said Good, whose family lives in Gresham. Theres a great need.
A former stay-at-home mom, Good bought the Portland store from the previous owner in 2004. After a location change, she reopened in 2005 and quickly began learning the business. Her daughters work for the stores, too.
Ashley Justice manages the Portland store and will take on the same role at the Sandy shop, while her sister Brittany Good will serve as the Sandy stores assistant manager.
Good said her customers also begin to feel like family.
Our customers, weve known since we opened, she said. Weve watched their children grow.
The store will accept trades on Wednesdays and Fridays. Baby Goods will also accept furniture trades, and will offer cash or store credit.
Good said her Portland store has drawn customers from as far away as The Dalles, Oregon City and Sandy.
Weve been having to turn away some good stuff that people bring in because we dont have anyplace to put it, Justice said.
As moms, Justice and Good know household costs can start to add up, which is why resale shopping can be a smart alternative to paying big prices for tiny clothes.
Kids grow so fast, Justice said. It helps, every little bit.