Clean, cute, and current are the three C’s at the semiannual consignment sale, My Sister’s House.
ACU alumnae Summer Walters and her sister Kate Stover established the upscale consignment business after noticing the lack of shopping options in Abilene.
The store is for shopping lovers who want to “update their wardrobe without breaking the bank,” Walters said.
The sale resembles well-known consignment businesses throughout the state, for example, Dittos for Kiddos and Buffalo Exchange. My Sister’s House is a semiannual consignment sale that gives shoppers the option of selling higher-quality clothing and furniture.
Consignors receive 65 percent of the profit made from the items they sell, while 35 percent goes to the operating expenses of the business. Those who sign up to volunteer will receive 70 percent of their profits and will get to shop first. All university students are invited to bring their college IDs and shop the pre-sale March 25 at 7 p.m. and the half-price pre-sale March 26 at 9 p.m.
“It’s a really good idea, especially for the college crowd,” Walters said. “It also adds to the character of Abilene.”
The idea for My Sister’s House came together while the two were in college. Walters said they have always shared clothes and furniture. The sisters wanted to start a trade that benefits shoppers who appreciate quality clothing and furniture at a reasonable price.
“I wish I had something like this [when I was] in college,” Stover said.
Sigma Theta Chi, Ko Jo Kai and Alpha Chi Omega are three social clubs on campus who have chosen to volunteer and help consign for the sale.
“It’s a great way to get money for the nicer clothes that you want to give away,” said Sigma Theta Chi member Sylvia Tucker, senior accounting and finance major from Houston.
The sales will be March 25-27 at 181 Pine St. For times, consigning requirements and other detailed information, please visit www.mysistershousesale.com.