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All About It

What is This All About?

Rhea Lana's, Inc. is an upscale children's consignment event business. We hold semi annual events in 25 states. Shoppers come from all over to purchase excellent quality children's merchandise at affordable prices.

Our business is based on almost two decades of fine tuning our business for moms and families. We have been innovative with our computer system and our goal is to have a fun, easy, organized event for our consignors and shoppers.

Our most popular brands are Gymboree, Hollister, American Eagle, Gap, Baby Lulu, Polo, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Cottontail Originals, Hanna Andersson and Cach Cach. Our most popular toys are Little Tikes outdoor playgrounds, Race Car beds, Kitchens, Doll Houses, Tool Benches, Barbie Jeeps, and wooden train sets. We also carry beautiful nursery furniture and bedding, carseats, strollers, high chairs, exer-saucers and walkers.

Thanks to our Consignors, who generously donate their unsold items after each sale, we make contributions to several wonderful organizations that reach out to those in need in our community. We love to give on your behalf in this way. This Fall, we will be working with Madhatter's Closet and Matthew 25: Ministries in Cincinnati to donate unsold items on behalf of our consignors.

Tell me again, how does this work?

We receive HIGH QUALITY childrens clothing on consignment and sell them at our week-long event. Consignors earn 70% of the sale price (which they select). We GUARANTEE all lost items that are labeled in the store. Consignor's checks and reports are available on Pick up Day directly after the sale.

Do you carry only childrens clothing?

No! At our events we carry children's furniture, nursery bedding, maternity clothing, nursing accessories and infant equipment (such as strollers, high chairs, car seats and portable cribs.) We also carry high quality toys, children's books, video games and sports accessories. We are excited for this opportunity to continue out efforts to help meet the needs of your family and to stretch your family budget!

Most consignment stores give 40-50%. Why do you give 70-80%?

Our consignors are very special to us! We believe our consignors deserve a fair price for their items and we want each consignor to make the most money possible to benefit their family.


Why do you guarantee each item?

We value our consignors so we track each item with our unique computerized barcode system and database. We seek to treat our customers and consignors as we would want to be treated.

We think more items will be available to moms on a budget if we are careful with the items. Plus, some ladies are not willing to risk losing some items. This way they know they will not suffer a loss. Consignors know that they can TRUST us with their high quality items!

Why is your event better than having my own garage sale?

We do most of the work for you! You just prepare your items and bring them to the store. We do all of the advertising and staff the event. At the end of the sale you simply pick up your check, detailed inventory report and neatly-sorted items. We'll even have friendly workers there to help you and answer your questions! Plus, you will make lots more money than you would at a garage sale.

Why do you emphasize EXCELLENT QUALITY so much?

No one wants to sort through, much less BUY, low quality items for their children. It is a time waster for everyone to put worn, stained, out-of-date items on a rack. That's why we insist on accepting only high quality items. This becomes a little subjective as each person has their own idea of high quality. We don't want to be clothes snobs but we do want to encourage consignors to only bring their name brand, excellent condition clothes. It makes the events more profitable and successful for everyone.

Why did you put together a web site?

We have had our website online for approximately 15 years. When we developed our unique barcoding system and online data entry system, many moms did not yet have computers in their home. If they did, they were just beginning to learn to email and use the internet! Moms have learned to love entering their items online and tracking their sales throughout our events! Rhea Lana's gives them control in pricing their items and makes it very easy to make a great profit.

What kind of control does a consignor have over her items?

Several things:
1. She can select the price of each item.
2. She can choose whether she wants to sell some items for half price on the final sale days.
3. She can track the sale of each item on this website.
4. She knows we are taking care of her valuable items; she can pick it up, be reimbursed for it if lost, or donate it.