CLARENCE, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Bella Kids Pop-up consignment is holding its "Back-to-School" and fall season sale, starting August 21 through August 23.
The pop-up store has many soft-use or brand-new items parents need for low prices.
"[We have] outer wear, fall jackets, sneakers for back-to-school season, Halloween costumes because they're wondering if there's going to be enough in store coming up for the holiday season. We have all that baby gear and toys to keep them active if they need to be home for the back-to-school," said Kristi Mora, founder and owner of Bella Kids.
Mora said they had to cancel their April sale because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but were able to open under State and CDC retail store guidelines.
"I have over 400 families that consign with us, and so they were under strict guidelines that everything needed to be freshly laundered and sanitized, or disinfected if it's a gear or a toy," she said.
Once those items are received, they are disinfected once again. "So it's almost double! It's cleaner than what you're going to get a regular store," she said.
Items are also more affordable, which is why expectant mom Chantel Jankowski was shopping here for both her baby and 18-month-old daughter Alora.
"It's better pricing here than like a Target or Walmart," said Jankowski.
"This is just a great place to come and find amazing deals," said Dawnn Lombardo.
Jankowski was shopping with the help of her mom to find things little Alora and her new baby brother would need.
"[I] was looking for like puzzles, books, shoes, little activity centers for her. I was looking for boy toys, so we looked at the little cars, the little airplanes," said Jankowski.
For a lot of parents, this pop-up sale is something they really need.
"One woman said to me 'I didn't realize how much I benefitted from Bella Kids until you didn't have a sale. And I realized how much I needed you guys.' And they thanked me for it so that really means a lot to me," said Mora.