Niagara Gazette — For the little ones there is a playroom and snack. Miller, a former teacher for the Niagara Falls School District, says kids are her favorite part of owning the children’s clothing consignment store for the past four years.
“That’s kind of my nitch. I cater to the kids,” she said, adding that she often pops in a movie for the youngest shoppers to keep them busy while their moms peruse the store. “As long as the kids are happy, so are their moms.”
Miller offers children’s clothes in all price ranges, from brand names such as a Hannah Miller dress with leggings, to racks of clothes in her back room which are discounted 90 percent.
“My stock is rotated constantly,” Miller added. “Every month I throw a huge 90 percent off sale.”
For those shopping for older or larger kids, Miller’s location offers the added benefit of a new consignment shop that has opened next door, called Great Finds by CM Schulz. Owner Christine Schulz is a Niagara Falls native, who also carries gifts and vintage jewelry, offers adult clothing in small sizes to XXX sizes.
“I carry everything from Walmart to Abercrombie,” Schulz said.
Those who like to help a good cause while saving money can check out area Salvation Army stores or the Ladd Thrift Shop, which has been run by volunteers from Grace Lutheran Church for more than 30 years on Buffalo Avenue in Niagara Falls. The little shop, open daily except Sunday, until 3 p.m., has raised thousands for local charities.
“We get all kinds of shoppers,” said longtime volunteer, Janette Lemley, of the little shop which has a small kids clothing area in the back of the store. “It’s not real big,” she said of the kid’s selection, “but we do have quite a few clothes and we’re pretty selective about what we put out.”