Rhea Lana’s is Clothing and Connecting Families in Kansas City
Rhea Lana’s, an upscale children’s consignment event in Prairie Village, Kansas
(Prairie Village/KS, April 15, 2011) Local Kansas City Mompreneuers, Melissa Schroeder and Katelyn Logan, will bring an exciting new children’s consignment event to the former Curious Sofa space in the Prairie Village Shopping Center on May 4-7 in an effort to “clothe and connect” families in the Overland Park and greater Kansas City community. Rhea Lana’s of Overland Park is a seasonal upscale children’s consignment event that helps local mom’s stretch their family budget by providing a place for them to sell their gently-used children’s items! Rhea Lana’s online system is now open, accepting high quality children’s Spring and Summer items including clothing, toys, books, baby equipment and more. Deadline for all online consigning entries is May 2nd at midnight. Around 400 families including moms, grandmothers, and moms-to-be are expected to shop the 4-day event for all their children’s seasonal needs. Information specific to this Rhea Lana’s of Overland Park’s event can be found by visiting http://www.overlandpark.rhealana.com.
Founded in Conway, Arkansas in 1997, Rhea Lana's Children's Consignment has hosted semi-annual events throughout the United States for more than 13 years. The sales draw thousands of shoppers and consignors seeking the cost-savings of purchasing and selling high quality used children's clothing.
According to Schroeder, “Rhea Lana’s sales events takes aim at providing value to area mothers in today’s challenging economic climate. This event brings together a few of our shared passions: family, friendship, and affordable fashion.”
Consignors prepare, tag, and price their own items using an online system. They drop off their prepared items to Aristide on May 2nd and 3rd, track their sales online throughout the week, and earn 70-80% on their sold items. Consignors decide whether to pick up their unsold items with their earnings check at the end of the week (May 9th) or may choose to donate those unsold items instead. Donated items will be given to Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association (MFCAA) who will coordinate distribution of items to families in need. MFCAA is the premier children and family charitable solution in the Midwest dedicated to support and advocacy for abused and neglected children and the families caring for them.
Volunteers, consignors, and moms-to-be get the opportunity to shop Rhea Lana’s early, before it opens to the public, at their Private Pre-Sale event on May 3rd.
Melissa Schroeder, a mother of one and wife to Tom Schroeder discovered Rhea Lana’s vastly popular and wildly expanding shopping concept through a college friend living in Springfield, Missouri and joined forces with Katelyn Logan, a mother of two and wife to Jay Logan to launch Rhea Lana’s of Overland Park, Kansas at the start of 2011. Both Schroeder and Logan are Kansas City natives.
"Rhea Lana's has been such a blessing for my family! Katelyn and I have been bargain shoppers for as long as we can remember. We met in college and became fast friends. Today, some of our most cherished memories involve digging through piles of clothes at our local bargain warehouse for hours. We used to believe nothing could bring us more shopping satisfaction than discovering that long sought after discount fashion gem for ourselves...until we became moms and had our own kids to dress with those same, cut-rate, stylish digs. Katelyn and I are thrilled to bring this valuable event to the Kansas City area, a community we have been ingrained in all of our lives. With the help of many local volunteers, we are a community of mom’s helping mom’s!”
Logan adds, “It is a event that not only offers young families affordable children’s clothing and baby equipment but also partners with local non-profit organizations in supplying the clothing needs for area families in need. I am equally drawn by the fact that volunteer workers become the heartbeat of our events, providing an avenue for families like ours to participate in meaningful involvement in our community.”