MATTHEWS – Sisters Cindy Williams and Dana Degan are excited to kickstart the fifth year their Green Jeans Consignment Sale has been in Matthews.
They’ve been running the area’s largest women’s consignment sale in the Lake Norman and south Charlotte areas since 2010.
“We absolutely love this business model,” Williams said. “It allows us to be work-from-home moms who get to attend four ‘family’ reunions per year.”
Every six-day sale hosts Pay it Forward pre-sale events, where women can shop the deals before the public. Instead of charging to enter their pre-sales, the sisters are asking women to pay it forward through random acts of kindness.
Random acts serve as admission into their “shop before the public” pre-sales held March 11 from 7 to 10 p.m. and the half price pre-sale on March 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. Online registration is required at www.greenjeanssale.com.
In addition, Williams and Degan recognize the importance of self-care and taking time for yourself. They invite teachers, first-responders and medical personnel to shop their pre-sales March 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. Online registration is required. “Women, many times, put themselves last, especially those in a position of service, like teachers, nurses, military, fire and police,” Williams said. “We want them to set aside time to shop for themselves and get the best deals around. Every woman deserves to feel beautiful on budget.”
To encourage young women to value the importance of reusing and purchasing high quality, gently used fashion, the sisters have also created a Teen Pre-sale March 11 at 6 p.m. Teens are invited to shop the sales floor without the crowd.
“We really want to show women from an early age, how valuable it is to purchase “slow” fashion,” Degan said. “Forget the Target ‘fast fashion’ wardrobe that lasts one season and spend the same amount on high-quality fashion that will last a lot longer. This practice saves our landfills and ultimately the planet while supporting a small business.”
Shoppers will have seven days to shop in Matthews, including the pre-sales.
The sisters anticipate about 225 consignors, 25,000 pieces of inventory and about 2,000 shoppers over sale week. The sale will dedicate a full day March 13 to “Restock Wednesday,” restocking items from a fresh set of consignors.
Green Jeans donates unsold clothing from the sale to the Zab’s Place and Common Heart.
Want to go?
Regular shopping hours open to the public March 12 to 14 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; March 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; March 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; March 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. The sale is accepting consignors until March 12. Register at www.greenjeanssale.com/sell.