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All About It

What is This All About?

Rhea Lana's is an upscale children's consignment event! It's a franchise business owned by local moms. Rhea Lana's of Fox Valley is owned by Christine DeGraf, a local mom, raised in Westchester and Lombard who now resides in Glen Ellyn. Christine has a passion for fashion at affordable prices and loves to share that passion with other moms in her community.

Our most popular brands are Gap, Gymboree, Hannah Andersson, Crew Cuts, Janie & Jack, Mini Boden, Tea Collection, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Circo, Old Navy and Carters. Our most popular toys are Little Tikes outdoor playgrounds, Racing Car beds, Kitchens, Doll Houses, Tool Benches, Power Wheels, Thomas wooden train sets, and American Girl Dolls and accessories. We also carry beautiful nursery furniture and bedding, cradles, carseats, strollers, high chairs, exer-saucers and walkers.

Thanks to our Consignors who generously donate their unsold items after each sale. We make contributions to several wonderful organizations that reach out to those in need in our community. We love to give on your behalf in this way.

Tell me again, how does this work?

We receive HIGH QUALITY childrens clothing on consignment and sell them at our week-long event. Consignors earn 70% of the sale price (which they select). We GUARANTEE all lost items that are labeled in the store. Consignor's checks and reports are available on Pick up Day directly after the sale.

Do you carry only childrens clothing?

No. At our events we carry childrens furniture, nursery bedding, maternity clothing, nursing accessories and infant equipment (such as strollers, high chairs, car seats and portable cribs.) We have also begun accepting household furniture sets and women's high end athletic wear (Lululemon, Lucy and Athleta)! We also carry high quality toys, childrens books, video games and sports accessories.

Most consignment stores give 40-50%. Why do you give 70-80%?

Our Consignors are very special to us! We believe our Consignors deserve a fair price for their items and we want each Consignor to make the most money possible to benefit their family.

Why do you guarantee each item?

We value our Consignors so we track each item with our unique computerized barcoding system and database. We seek to treat our customers and Consignors as we would want to be treated.

We think more items will be available to moms on a budget if we are careful with the items. Plus, some ladies are not willing to risk losing some items. This way they know they will not suffer a loss. Consignors know that they can TRUST us with their high quality items!

Why is your event better than having my own garage sale?

We do most of the work for you! You just prepare your items and bring them to the store. We do all of the advertising and staff the event. At the end of the sale you simply pick up your check, detailed inventory report and neatly-sorted items. We'll even have friendly workers there to help you and answer your questions! Plus, you will make lots more money than you would at a garage sale.

Why do you emphasize EXCELLENT QUALITY so much?

No one wants to sort through, much less BUY, low quality items for their children. It is a time waster for everyone to put worn, stained, out-of-date items on a rack. That's why we insist on accepting only high quality items. This becomes a little subjective as each person has their own idea of high quality. We don't want to be clothes snobs but we do want to encourage Consignors to only bring their name brand, excellent condition clothes. It makes the events more profitable and successful for everyone.

Why did you put together a web site?

We have had our website online for years. When we developed our unique barcoding system and online data entry system, many moms did not yet have computers in their home. If they did, they were just beginning to learn to email and use the internet! Moms have learned to love entering their items online and track their sales throughout our events! Rhea Lana's gives them control in pricing their items and makes it very easy to make a great profit.

What kind of control does a consignor have over their items?

Several things:
1. They can select the price of each item.
2. They can choose whether she wants to sell some items for half price on the final sale days.
3. They can track the sale of each item on our website.
4. They know we are taking care of her valuable items; she can pick them up, be reimbursed for them if lost, or donate them!