New traveling consignment boutique comes to Fairbanks

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Consignment buying and selling is becoming more popular, and now Fairbanks has a new way to help families keep costs down. Kids Closet Connection started in Kansas City, Kansas as a way for parents to sell the clothes and toys their children have outgrown, as well as buy what they need with ease.

Parents interested in participating can do everything from the comfort of their own home. Co-Owner of the Fairbanks Kids Closet Connection, Emily Berriochoa, explains how the consignment works.

"All of the 40 families who are making this initial sale possible are tagging their own items at home and they are pricing their own items, and they receive 65 to 75 percent of the price that it sells for. And they get to volunteer, and they get to shop early. And it's really fun and it's so exciting to see us helping other families raise their kids in one of the most expensive places in the country," Berriochoa said.

Berriochoa and her husband commute from their home in Kansas to make this event happen. She says if you missed out on being a consignor this time, there will be another chance in the near future.

"This is our first semiannual sale. So, for our next sale, we already have dates for the third week of April. You can expect us for April Spring Cleaning and Fall Back to School from here on out," she said.

And it's ok if you missed shopping today because they open back up at the Carlson Center Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., then again on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to Kids Closet Connection is free to the public as well.