Monday, December 19, 2011

The Red Hen

Okay, attention all you last minute holiday shoppers...this post is for you!  Actually, it's for anyone looking for another great place to buy kids items and clothing at reasonable prices.

What it is:  The Red Hen is a resale store that recently moved from Carrboro to its new home in University Mall.  I was in Chapel Hill the other day, had to head in to check it out, and was glad I did.  They had clothing for girls and boys, a handful of toys, a good selection of shoes, and quite a large maternity section in the back.  I'm sure the selection varies a little bit because it's a resale store, but I'm sure those sections remain fairly constant.  In addition, they had a few new toys and a large area for kids to play next to the dressing rooms.

I headed in not looking for anything in particular.  However, I needed one more toy for my son under the tree.  I spotted a ride on alphabet train.  It in great condition-they had contained all the extra pieces in a plastic bag with a nice ribbon, and the price was awesome!  While they might not have the best selection, if you can find an item you want, the price is definitely right.

The Red Hen is a little different than a typical consignment store.  They buy the items outright from the sellers.  You can check out their website for specific details on this process.  

What a great addition to University Mall!

What we liked:  We loved the fact that it is a resale store where you can not only find good quality, great bargains, you can sell your own items to make a little money of your own.  Plus, they gave me a reward card where you can get $20 off if you spend $200 in the store, not a bad deal.

What we would change: As a result of the resale aspect of the store, selection varies, and just because you find something one day, you may not find it the next.

Website and other important information:


Address: The University Mall, 201 South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9am-6pm, Sunday 1pm-5pm

(This Stir Crazy Mom should have a new camera under the tree, so stay tuned for more pictures.)

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