Contributed by Ryanne Ori
Consign49 Spring Event
April 11-13, 2019 – 9 AM - 8 PM
& April 14 – 9 AM - 5 PM
Raven Hall, Alaska State Fairgrounds
2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer
FREE Parking and Admission
How would you like to score a like new Patagonia jacket for $30, or great condition Dansko brand shoes for $20? These are just a couple examples of the thousands of deals to be found at the upcoming 13th semi-annual Consign49 consignment event, to be held at Raven Hall, at the Alaska State Fairground on April 11-14th. Consign49 is a four-day event held each spring and fall, in which over 180 local community members bring new and gently used high quality clothing, accessories, and home décor items under one roof to form a large-scale resale pop-up. Come out and support members of the local community, while racking up some amazing savings!
Each consignor individually prices and tags each item, and items are dropped off approximately one day before the sale begins. Consign49 volunteers work to inspect and organize all items, so everything can be easily shopped according to category and size. There is also a dedicated boutique section, in which local boutiques have brand new items for sale, often at discounted prices. In addition, there is “vendor row” where approximately twenty local businesses will have booths for sharing their products and services.
Consign49 owner, Ryanne Ori, says “this event benefits all involved, and is recycling at its best”. Consignors get to do some spring cleaning by clearing out no longer used items from their homes, while earning some extra cash. Shoppers get the opportunity to buy brand name items, or much needed seasonal items, for a fraction of retail prices. Additionally, many items that go unsold at the conclusion of the event are donated to local charities in need.
Admission and parking are free, all major credit cards are accepted, and dressing rooms are available for trying on clothing items. Hours are 9am – 8pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and from 9am – 5pm on Sunday. On Sunday, April 14th, many remaining items will be marked half price, depending on whether the consignor choses to put the item into the half-price sale, which will be marked with a dollar sign symbol on the tag.
If you are interested in becoming a consignor at the event, please go to www.consign49.com for more information. Consignor spots are limited and will be on a first come basis. Additionally, a limited number of vendor spaces are available. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.