ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ATTENTION!
Milestones Quality Children’s Consignment has been in business for over eight years. Having started it from scratch, the store has truly been my “baby.” I have fostered its growth through numerous expansions and improvements, and I am grateful everyday for all of your generous support on that journey. I am writing today to inform you that Milestones has reached a crossroad.
One of my favorite parts of owning a store is building personal relationships with my customers. Because of that, I never feel like I am going to “work.” After carefully considering both of my consignment businesses, I feel that I am running two stores pretty well instead of one store extremely well. In order to focus on those personal relationships and my passion for furniture and home décor, I have decided to attempt to sell Milestones. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to learn more about this opportunity. Should no buyer come forward by the end of the year, we will run a progressive discount sale in January and close as of January 25, 2014. If your consignment balance is $2.00 or more, a final check will be mailed on January 31, 2014 for any money owed to you.
If you currently have items on consignment (items received in 2013), you have two options. You may leave your items for the progressive discount sale or you may request to have them returned to you. Requests for returned items must be made by Friday, December 6, 2013. Just give the store a call with your request, and we will gladly notify you when your items are ready for pick up.
Please refer below for more detailed information. Again, I do value your business, and I hope to see you over the next couple months or at Claudine’s!
Claudine Thiem, Owner
Nov. 19: No longer accepting items for consignment; As space allows, spring/summer apparel will be fed onto the floor.
Nov. 28: CLOSED for Thanksgiving
Nov. 30: A-M consignor payout as normal
Dec. 3: All $1 items will go on display.
Dec. 6: Deadline for consignors to request return of their items
Dec. 10-21: Holiday Sale – 20% OFF all full-price items
Dec. 22-Jan. 6: CLOSED for the holidays and Progressive Discount Sale preparation
Dec. 31: N-Z consignor payout as normal
Jan. 7-25: Progressive Discount Sale
Jan. 25: Final day of operation
Progressive Discount Sale Schedule:
Jan. 7-11: Additional 25% OFF current prices
Jan. 14-18: Additional 50% OFF current prices
Jan. 21-25: Additional 75% OFF current prices
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why are you selling/closing? Why is it happening so quickly? Claudine has decided to sell/close so that she can focus on Claudine’s Consignment. The timing mainly revolves around the end of the building’s lease term.
What happens if there is a buyer? If a buyer should come forward by the end of the year, we may cancel the Progressive Discount Sale in January and begin work on a smooth transition of ownership.
What will happen to the current staff? You will see some Milestones staff members at Claudine’s Consignment starting in February.
What are some advantages to shopping at Milestones before the sale in January? Starting immediately, we will be feeding out all of the inventory we currently have in storage, including off-season, seasonal, and $1 items. These items will come out daily as display space becomes available. It is a great time to think ahead to spring and summer and use up any store credit you may have!
What will happen to my Reward Points? A prorated discount for any points you have accumulated will be applied to purchases made by Dec. 21. Reward discounts will not be applied during the Progressive Discount Sale in January.
What if I have a gift certificate? You may use your gift certificate for purchases through Jan. 25, 2014. The certificate does not have cash value, nor can it be redeemed at Claudine’s Consignment.
I just brought items in recently. Do I have to pick them up? You can request your items be returned to you or leave the items for sale. All requests for returned items must be made by Dec. 6. Items remaining after Dec. 6 will slowly discount during the Holiday and Progressive Discount Sales.
If my items are left for the Progressive Discount Sale, will I still earn my portion of the selling price? Absolutely. You will earn your normal consignment percent on all items sold through Jan. 25, 2014.
What happens if I am a consignor that is usually paid only in Store Credit? If you are a Store Credit consignor, we encourage you to stop in often over the next couple of months to take advantage of the great deals! However, any unused account balance over $2.00 as of Jan. 25 will be mailed to you in a final check on Jan. 31, 2014.
What happens to my items that are in off-season storage? All off-season items will start to be fed out for display immediately. These items will remain full-price through Dec. 6, then discount gradually as outlined above.
When will I receive my final check? A final check will be mailed Jan. 31, 2014 for all accounts with a balance of $2.00 or more.