Kids Consignment Shop Getting New Home
At the end of next month, Spoiled Rotten Kids Consignment in Barnegat Township will be operating at a new location: 455 N. Main St. (Route 9) in the former site of the Hometown Plaza hardware store.
The business has been located in the Gunning River Mall since opening in 2010,
“Consignment shops have become pretty popular over the years,” said store owner Tracy Corcino. “I think that happened because of the economy, and it gives people an opportunity to make a little money on the side. But I think what makes this business unique is that it strictly caters to young children, from newborns to preteens. I have a good idea of what people need, having young children myself.”
Corcino said the new location will cover 2,500 square feet, which she said is slightly larger than the current store.
“But it is going to be a better location,” she said. “It’s between West Bay Avenue and Barnegat Boulevard, which is very heavily traveled.”
Corcino said the store has approximately 1,750 consignees, and she’s confident more will come when the weather improves. According to her arrangement, the store and consignees have a 50/50 split on items totaling $50 or more in sales and 60/40 for less than $50. They are paid on a monthly basis.
She said any items donated have to be, at the minimum, in very good condition.
“We get a lot of clothing items,” she said. “We also have stuffed animals of many sizes and various baby items such as cribs and strollers. Everything we have conforms to the latest in safety standards. There also are books, puzzles and games.
Corcino said her main clientele is parents in their 30s with young children.
“Kids can outgrow things pretty quickly, and that’s something I’m learning myself,” she said. “So instead of keeping those items in storage somewhere in the home or throwing them out, they can bring them here and try to sell so long as they are in very good condition.”
Once the weather warms up, Spoiled Rotten’s inventory will likely include climbers, bicycles, sandboxes and a lot of other items children can use for outdoor activities.
Corcino said the store will soon be on a hiatus since they have to vacate the premises at the end of March.
“But once we’re open at the new place, I think we’ll be better than ever,” she said.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, call 609-698-6591.
— Eric Englund