It’s my pleasure to introduce you to this week’s Smarty Mom and Consignment Sale Queen Cindy Williams! Cindy and her sister, Dana, are co-founders of the Green Jeans Consignment sale for women and teens. The SouthPark sale is THIS week, Smarties – August 15-18 – that’s FOUR DAYS of unbelievable deals on awesome name brands. Prices range from $2-$200ish in all kinds of styles (teens to grannies!). Shop early then come back over the weekend for two half-price sale days.
Cindy exudes energy and positivity – it’s no wonder she and her sister are able to pull off such a huge event! Don’t forget about Smarty Giveaway, too – winners will be announced Monday, August 12! You could win a pair of pre-sale tickets (priceless!) AND a $100 shopping spree.
Smarties, meet Cindy Williams!
Smarty Mom Cindy Williams
Married to: Troy (almost 10 years)
Children: Carson 6 and Kipton 3.5
Hometown: Theresa, WI (teeny tiny farming town north of Milwaukee)
Number of years in Charlotte: 14
How did the idea of the Green Jeans Consignment come about?
After my corporate layoff, I began shopping consignment sales for my kids and was hooked! My sister Dana (and biz partner) and I attended a highly recommended women’s sale in Milwaukee while visiting our family three summers ago. We were so impressed, we decided on the car ride home, that Charlotte needed a sale just like it!
Why do you think it’s the best consignment sale in town? We try our very best to only accept high quality and stylish items for all ages and budgets. Thanks to our mom, Rita and volunteers, our sales floor is super organized and easy to shop. We also like to add a lot of FUN to our sales by hosting contests, style challenges, giving away swag to the first peeps in line and we have a jammin’ playlist!
What are some of the most popular items sold? Shoes, handbags and designer denim for sure.
What should consigners know before consigning their things? If you have a lot of great clothing, shoes and accessories, you no longer wear, Green Jeans your ticket to a FAT check! Our consignors receive 65-75% of their sales. We are able to accept more than a standard consignment store because we have a lot more space and see over 1500 shoppers in 4 days! On average, our consignors earn $250 and up to $2,000 per sale!
What are some tips for shoppers?
1. For BEST selection, volunteer to work the sale and shop the Pre-sale or purchase a Charity Pre-sale ticket.
2. Get to the sale early. We open our doors at 9am and there is usually a line of 30-40 women.
3. Have a game plan. Decide what you need most (shoes, jeans, jewelry, outerwear, etc.) and visit those sections first.
4. Plan to spend 2-3 hours at the sale. Hire a babysitter and bring a snack! Please note: Children are most certainly welcome.
5. Shop with a friend! It’s so much more fun!
What’s been your favorite “find” at a Green Jeans Consignment sale? A pair of black and cream Kate Spade patent leather heels
Now for the fun stuff…
Who is your fave designer? I am a shoe freak and I’m diggin’ Bettye Muller these days!
What has been your favorite fashion purchase you’ve ever made (not necessarily from a consignment sale!)? A super cute neon pink Tibi dress with tons of fun colorful and metallic bling from Ava Lilly’s in Cornelius.
What’s your favorite thing to pack the kids for school lunches? Hard boiled eggs with funny faces drawn on them. Troy and I get a little carried away at times!
Best summer memory from 2013? Our kids playing with their cousins in a “kid made” hermit crab habitat (aka: tidal pool) on Harbor Island. The BEST beach if your kiddos love sea life and nature.
What are you most looking forward to this fall? Carson’s new school! He will be attending Corvian Community School as a first grader. Excited to experience the charter school way of life!
Something others don’t know about you? I drink a green smoothie every day! I also teach spin and athletic conditioning classes at Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics.
Advice you’d give Kate Middleton as she settles into life as a Mom? Do not overthink parenting! Go with your gut and don’t worry about what others say. Most importantly, take a moment each day to just stop and look at your child, smile and thank God for the gift He gave you!