Kids Consignment Shop Moves to New Location

Oct 31, 2018
Photo by: Ryan Morrill

On Oct. 22, Spoiled Rotten Kids Consignment opened at its new location, 455 North Main St. (Route 9) in Barnegat Township. It was formerly located in the  Gunning River Mall, where it debuted in 2010.

“We were hoping to move into the new place in March of 2017, but there were various permitting and construction issues holding us back,” said owner Tracy Corcino. “Many people kept asking me when we were going to open, and now I can finally say that we’re back.” 

Corcino said what makes her store unique among consignment shops is that it caters strictly to children.

“Kids can outgrow things pretty quickly, and that’s something I learned first-hand as a mother,” she said. “So instead of keeping those items in storage somewhere in the home or throwing them out, (parents) can bring them here and try to sell so long as they are in very good condition.”

In consignment shops, the donor retains ownership until the donated merchandise is sold. 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.

“Consignment shops have become pretty popular over the years,” she said. “I think that happened because of the economy, and gives people an opportunity to make a little money on the side. I have around 1,700 consignees.”

The 2,500-square-foot building features clothing, bicycles, child safety seats, games, books and playground items among other merchandise.

“About the only thing that’s changed is that we don’t do stuffed animals anymore,” said Corcino. 

In addition, Spoiled Rotten  has costumed characters to entertain at children’s birthday parties. Soon she’ll be taking bookings for house visits from Santa Claus.

“Last year, I had more than 200 bookings,” said Corcino. “It provides an alternative for people visiting Santa at the major shopping malls. You have to drive awhile to get there, and at the mall it gets so hectic with parking and traffic. For a $25 fee, Santa can come to your home for 15 minutes and greet children and pose for pictures. Kids can have just as much fun as they would at the malls, minus the crowds.

“We like this to be a real cheerful place,” said Corcino.

Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call 609-698-6591.

— Eric Englund

(Photo by: Ryan Morrill)
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