My Sister’s House sold goods of clothing, furniture and accessories over the weekend.
The sale at My Sister’s House is a semi-annual event that happens every spring and fall.
According to Summer Walters, a co-owner of My Sister’s House from Abilene, the 15th pop-up consignment sale was a success. “We’re both ACU grads,” Walters said. “And we started this about eight years ago.” Walters said there are now about 340 consignors this sale.
Kate Stover, a co-owner of My Sister’s House from Abilene, said that consignors enter their inventory online and price all their own items before dropping them off. After the sisters inspect through the items, they sell the ones they decide to keep for about a week and consignors make 60% of their sales. The sale is all run by volunteers. “And then at the end, everything that didn’t sell, they decide if they want to pick it up or they can donate it,” Stover said. “And so we have several local organizations that we donate the remaining things to.”
Walters and Stover are both sisters. Walters is the eldest and Stover is the youngest.
The sisters are sending two trailers and a van full of wardrobe boxes of clothing, home goods and shoes to Hurricane Harvey victims through Global Samaritan, an organization they are partnering with. Donations will also be going to Mission Thanksgiving and Christian Service Center.
The store was bustling with shoppers. Brittany Wheeler, a sophomore kinesiology major from San Angelo, said this is her first time at this sale and found a few sweaters and blouses. “It’s a bit overwhelming, but I really enjoy seeing everyone shop for different items and I like seeing the different sales that they have because it’s just like a bunch of really good prices and really good sales. And I’ve actually found a lot of good items,” Wheeler said. “I’m glad I came.”