Contributed by Ryanne Ori
Consign49 Fall/Holiday 2017 Event
November 9-12, 2017 - 9AM
Alaska State Fairgrounds, Raven Hall
2075 Glenn Hwy. Palmer
How would you like to score a Coach handbag for $20 or a near new condition pair of Dansko shoes for $30?
These are just a couple of examples of the thousands of deals to be found at the upcoming 10th semi-annual Consign49 consignment event. Consign49 is a 4-day event held each spring and fall, in which over 150 local community members bring new and gently-used clothing, accessories, and home décor items all under one roof to form a large-scale resale pop-up.
Each consignor individually prices and tags each item, and items are dropped off approximately one day before the sale begins. Consgin49 volunteers work to 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.
Consgin49 owner, Ryanne Ori, says, “This event benefits all involved, and is recycling at its best.” Consignors get to clear out 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.
The Consign49 Fall/Holiday 2017 Event will be held November 9th- 12th at Raven Hall at the Alaska State Fairgrounds in Palmer, Alaska. 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 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 9am – 5pm on Sunday. On Sunday, many remaining items will be marked half price, depending on whether or not the consignor chose to put the item into the half-price sale.
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.