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It’s Consignment Season! Shop smart and save on kids clothes, toys and gear!

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Shop Rhea Lana’s Consignment Sale through Thursday, 8/21 at Sprayberry Square Shopping Center near LA Fitness.

Are you a bargain hunter when it comes to your kids’ wardrobe or toys? Consignment sales offer everything from strollers, bouncy seats, cribs, any kind of toy you can think of, to diaper bags, bedding, infants’ and kids’ clothes, and maternity clothes. You can also find winter coats, boots, and Halloween costumes. Shoppers can find a wide variety of children’s items that are usually screened for quality, all under one roof. You don’t have to drive around town to different garage sales where it’s a hit-or-miss on what items you might find and in what shape, as the local consignment sales have quality standards. We’ve scouted and scoured our sources to provide EAST COBBER readers a list of upcoming local consignment sales.

August 21-23
Due West Treasure Chest Children’s/Junior’s Consignment Sale. Thursday: 9:30am-7pm. Friday: 9:30am-6pm. Saturday: 8am-Noon. Many items half price on Saturday. Due West United  Methodist Church, 3956 Due West Road, Marietta. More info: 770-427-3835 or

Mt. Bethel UMC Fall/Winter Consignment Sale. Preview Shopping for volunteers and first time moms Thursday, Aug. 21. Friday: 9:30am-7pm. No children allowed on the sales floor until 12pm. Saturday: 9am-12pm. Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, 4385 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. More info:
August 22-23
All 4 Kids- East Cobb. Friday: 9:30am (or 8:30am w/$5 Cash for Missions) -8pm. No strollers prior to 11am. Saturday: 9am-1pm. Accepting Cash, Debit ($1 fee), MasterCard and Visa ($2 fee). No checks. Mt. Paran North Church of God, 1700 Allgood Road,  Marietta. More info:

The Blessing Line Consignment Sale. Friday: 9am-6pm. Sat: 9am-Noon. First Baptist Church Woodstock, 11905 Highway 92, Woodstock. More info: 770-926-4428 or

September 4-5
Divine Children’s Show Boutique Overstock and Consignment Sale. Preview show Wednesday, September 3, for volunteers, consignors, and new moms. New moms need to register online for Wednesday preview show. Thursday: 9:30am-9pm. Friday:  9:30am-2pm. The Mansour Center, 995 Roswell Street, Marietta. More info:

September 5-6
Kids’ Consignment Sale. Thursday (volunteers only): 5-7pm. Friday: 9am-4pm. Saturday: 9am-Noon. Everything 30% off on Saturday. The Episcopal Church of St. Peter & St. Paul, 1795 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. More info: 770-977-7473 or

Roswell United Methodist Church Preschool and Kindergarten (RUMCK) Children’s Consignment Sale. Friday: 9am-2pm. Saturday: 8am-12pm. Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. More info: 770-853-2333 or

Tots to Tweens Consignment Sale. Multiple Club & those with a Friends and Family Pass Friday: 7pm-9pm and Saturday: 8:30am. Open to public: Saturday: 9am-2pm. Sandy Plains Baptist Church, 2825 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta/East Cobb. More info: 678-453-6993 or

September 11-13
Lil’ Lambs Closet. Thursday: $5 Public preview: 6-8pm. Friday: 9am-7pm. Saturday: 9am-1pm. Many items half off on Saturday. Proceeds go to the Good Samaritan Fund, Children’s Ministry, and Weekday Ministry. First United Methodist Church of Marietta, 56 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta. Childcare available with reservations. More info: 770-429-7850 ext. 7860 or 7858, or

September 12-13
KinderMart Children’s Consignment Sale. Friday: 9:30am- 8pm. No strollers before 11am. Saturday: 9am-Noon. Many items ½ price on Sat. Benefits Smyrna FUMC Preschool/Kindergarten. Smyrna First United Methodist Church, 1315 Concord Road, Smyrna. More info:

The Children’s Garden Consignment Sale. Friday: 9am- 6pm. Saturday: 9am-1pm. East Cobb Church of Christ, 5240 Roswell Road, Marietta. More info: 770-587-5999 or


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C’est Moi’s Biggest Sale EVER ends Monday

Stop by C’est Moi TODAY to take advantage of even further reductions on select furniture, lamps, and mirrors! All Clearance and Sale Jewelry is now 75% off! That item you have had your eye on just may be marked down even more! Sale hours at 10am-5pm. Visit C’est Moi at 1100 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 325 in East Cobb.


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Artists and Antique Dealers Wanted!


Upscale showroom space available at Arttiques Galleria, just off Cobb Parkway and South Marietta Parkway at 562 Wylie Road, Suite 24. Call 678-540-7511 or visit for more information.


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Seller registration open for Everything for Children Consignment Sale

Everything for Children Consignment Sale Registration for sellers opens July 25. Sale dates are September 5 & 6.  Saint Andrew United Methodist Church, 3455 Canton Rd, Marietta 30066. We have NO FEES, offer complimentary childcare for volunteers, and test everything for lead — free of charge! Come sell & shop at our friendly sale. For more information, visit

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Book Warehouse Coming to Town Center at Cobb this Fall

Town Center Mall Towne Center at Cobb

Simon, a leading global retail real estate company, has announced the upcoming addition of Book Warehouse to its assortment of retailers at Town Center at Cobb.

Scheduled to open in early September, Book Warehouse is the national leader among discount booksellers. With deals ranging from 50 to 80 percent off, Book Warehouse offers book-worms the best reading materials at the best price. The bookseller features a variety of new titles that are sure to meet all customers’ demand. From cookbooks to children’s stories, educational to romance, Book Warehouse has it all! The 4,600 square foot store will be located on the lower level next to Belk.

“The addition of Book Warehouse fulfills our shoppers’ most common request,” said Shelly Weidner, Director of Mall Marketing & Business Development for Town Center at Cobb. “Having a book store will complement our current mix of retailers and ultimately provide even more convenience to our shoppers.”

Along with its regular selection of both today’s best-sellers and timeless classics, Book Warehouse will host a weekly Children’s Story Hour and regular author visits. Throughout its grand-opening month of September, the store will be partnering with Reach Out and Read, a non-profit organization that advocates for childhood literacy, and Primrose Schools in order to promote literacy through a book driving, benefitting local children.

“I look forward to opening the doors of a place that’s perfect for children, parents, students and bookworms of all kinds,” said Ryan Tusing, Book Warehouse Kennesaw store manager. “We strive to provide an environment for book lovers of all ages to gather, browse, and engage with a knowledgeable staff that is eager to help discover new favorites.”


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Back to School Deal: Buy One, Get One at Famous Footwear


Buy one, get one half off at Famous Footwear at The Avenue East Cobb. Valid July 17 – September 14, 2014. Buy one item, get one item half off storewide. Includes book bags.​ Some footwear exclusions may apply.


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Shop Tax Free Specials at Ivy Lane this weekend


It’s Tax Free Weekend and Ivy Lane is offering specials throughout the store. Shop for Back to School with 15% on All For Color accessories, 20% Off all full-priced Clothing.  Plus, $10, $20, $30 Summer Clearance Racks.  Discounts cannot be combined with other coupons or promotions.

Sale Ends Sunday 8/3/14.

Visit Ivy Lane at 3605 Sandy Plains Road, Suite 185, in the Publix Shopping Center.



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Back to School, By the Numbers


2: Rank of back to school as a shopping season (the Christmas holidays are No. 1)

77 million: Number of children and adults attending school

$39 billion: Amount consumers are expected to spend on back-to-school items this year

11 percent: Shoppers who will buy a new cellphone or smartphone

16.1 percent: Share of retailers’ annual sales that comes from back-to-school shopping

18 percent: Shoppers who will buy a new laptop

25 percent: Share of shoppers who plan to spend $500 or more

47 percent: Shoppers who will buy a new backpack or tote bag

48 percent: Share of shoppers surveyed who plan to spend $250 or more

52 percent: Share of shoppers who plan to spend as much as they did last year

75 percent: Shoppers who will buy new clothes

79 percent: Shoppers who will buy school supplies like notebooks, binders and pencils

(Sources: International Council of Shopping Centers, U.S. Census Bureau,

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“ABC’s of Style” Event at Town Center this Saturday

Town Center Mall Towne Center at Cobb

With the new school year fast approaching, Simon®, a global leader in retail real estate, and Teen Vogue, the number one source of fashion, beauty and pop-culture news for trendsetting teens, are hosting a series of back to school events at more than 80 shopping centers across the country to get young people prepped to head back to class. Town Center at Cobb’sABC’s of Style” festivities take place in the Sears Court during Tax Free Weekend on August 2 from 2- 4 p.m., helping families have fun while shopping for seasonal must-haves.


Simon’s ABC’s of Style events, presented by Unilever brands St. Ives, Simple and Q-tips in association with Coca-Cola and Fox’s new fall series RED BAND SOCIETY, also launch the shopping centers’ collaboration with Teen Vogue for its “Back-To-School Saturdays” initiative, chock full of offerings throughout the month of August. The event is also supported locally by and Chrysler.


“This is an exciting time of year and as Town Center at Cobb is the center of fashion in Cobb County, teaming up with Teen Vogueelevates our back-to-school shopping season into a true fashion and entertainment experience that helps parents and students alike get set for the upcoming school year,” said Shelly Weidner, director of mall marketing and business development for Town Center at Cobb.


Town Center at Cobb’s ABC’s of Style events will include various elements to give students the social shopping experience they seek. Featured event activities were created by keeping young shoppers’ preferences top-of-mind:

Exclusive Style Guide: ABC’s of Style event attendees and back-to-school shoppers have the chance to pick up an exclusive Simon and Teen Vogue style guide, featuring fashion looks curated by style experts. Beyond the event, shoppers can also pick up a guide at Town Center at Cobb’s Guest Services or access it online at

Mall-Wide Discount Offers & Samples: Event attendees can engage in free interactive activities and pick up a SWAG bag at the registration table filled with other goodies and offers (while supplies last) from St. Ives, Simple, Q-tips, and Fox’s new fall series RED BAND SOCIETY.

Georgia Sales Tax Holiday: This event also takes place during the busy Georgia Sales Tax Holiday, which will be heldAugust 1-2, and with extended mall hours, shoppers can stay until 10 p.m.

Receipts & Rewards for Back to School: From July 26 – August 2, shoppers who spend $150 at a minimum of two Town Center at Cobb stores can receive a $15 Simon Giftcard at Guest Services, while supplies last. See Guest Services for details.

“We are thrilled to once again be collaborating with Simon during the all-important back-to-school shopping season,” said Teen VogueVice President and Publisher, Jason Wagenheim. “Through this alliance, we’re able to bring relevant and authentic fashion content to and into consumers’ everyday mall experience—starting with Teen Vogue‘s Back-To-School Saturdays, but with much more to come. Simon’s ‘ABC’s of Style’ events are really the perfect complement to our BTSS initiative and we’re looking forward to bringing the excitement to many Simon shopping centers nationwide throughout the month of August.”

In addition to offering on-mall events, Simon will launch several digital-focused back-to-school elements that give students and their families the tools to gear up for school and stay connected to Town Center at Cobb.

For more information about Simon malls ABC’s of Style events, visit


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Sip and Shop this Thursday at Zeal!

Calling all East Cobb ladies! Get ready to Sip & Shop this Thursday, July 31, from 7-9pm at Zeal, 1255 Johnson Ferry Road. Food and drink specials and 1/2 off bottles of wine!

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