New store solves problem of unwanted children’s clothes
An Alexandra mother, unsure what to do with her unwanted children’s clothing, is opening a pre-loved children’s clothing store. Toot Kids Clothing will open at 12.30pm in Tarbert St today and will offer good quality children’s clothing. The idea was sparked by Kirsty Velenski after she found herself will a pile of outgrown children’s clothes that she did not want to give away and could not be bothered loading on the internet to sell. The predicament was also how the slogan for the store was created – ‘‘ Too good to give away. No time for online auction’’. A Toot Kids Clothing Facebook page had almost 100 likes within three days of being set up last week and parents began contacting Ms Velenski about having their unwanted children’s clothing sold for them. The concept was she would sell the clothing at the store for them and take a cut of the sale. Stock for the store would range from newborn to size 12 for girls and boys and already included designer labels such as Osh Kosh, Gap and Country Road. The store was a great way to buy nice clothing for children who were constantly growing, Ms Velenski said. ‘‘I want to dress my kids beautifully but I don’t want to pay full prices,’’ she said. The store name was derived from Ms Velenski’s nickname. When she was younger she could not pronounce the word cute, which would come out as toot, and it seemed suitable for a name for the store, she said.
Archie Reid started at St Gerard’s School on May 13.