September 1st...Happy 5 year Anniversary Not for Long, September 21st...first annual gear sale, Sept 21st to October 6th...Breast Cancer Raffle.  September is a busy month at Not for Long!!

August and September at
Not for Long....

 

We have been busy little bees at Not for Long getting ready for Fall and Back to School.  September is looking to be a full month....on September 1st we celebrate our 5 year Anniversary!!!!  September 2nd to 16th is our winter outerwear open drop off period for current clients (please read details below in 'note to consignors').  AND our Breast Cancer Fundraiser will start on September 21st with our first annual GEAR SALE....details below.  Our raffle with proceeds going to the Run for the Cure's team Not for long will run from September 21st to October 6th.  

Happy 5 Year Anniversary Not for Long!!!

Come and celebrate with us on September 1st!  
We will have in-store specials, sales and give-aways as well as treats for the kids!  There will  be outdoor tables with crazy extra savings and Not for Long gift cards for everyone who comes by.  One lucky person will even win a $100 Not for Long gift card!!!
We will be open from 10am-3pm...we are looking forward to seeing everyone!

It is hard for me to believe that 5 years ago my dream to have my own shop became a reality!!!  With the help of my amazing husband who took my vision and transformed the store into the boutique I wanted and my 17 month old co-worker Hayden, the doors to Not for Long opened!!!  Now five years later Hayden is 6 and and Quinn joined our family and staff almost 3 years ago!!


The store on September 1, 2009 and today!

 I would not have made it 5 years without the help of my amazing co-workers, these women are fellow moms, my colleagues, and most importantly my friends.   It was 3 years ago that I welcomed Jessica (also known as Jay) to our team with her then 1 year old daughter Delilah, who has just turned 4.  Jay and I grew up together in Vancouver and went to elementary and high school together.  We love working together and feel so lucky to be able to do so!  Colleen joined our team 2 years ago with her 3 year old son Sean and very soon to be born son Kai....Colleen was one of my first customers and she even has the sales receipt from her first purchase at the store on September 1st, 2009!!!  And now we are growing a bit more....Hayley and her 2 year daughter Charlotte started working with us in July.
 
When we opened we had 18 clients.....today we have 826.  I always said I never wanted consignment rules HOWEVER, there is a limit to how much we can fit in our small store!  We have had lots of people tell us to go bigger but then the boutique feel would be gone.  Our solution was to limit the amount that we can take in each month.  Jessica, Colleen, Hayley and I work long hours processing a lot of clothing.....30 pieces from more then 50 clients each month is more than 1500 pieces that go through our hands!!!!!  Each item needs to be tagged, priced, entered and hung and any unsold times need to be exited and either donated or returned.  There is NO shortage of things to do at work but somehow we always get it all done!!

I spend my days working with friends and interacting with moms from our community....I have gotten to know so many amazing women over the years, so much so that I often don't do my work because I am so busy socializing!!!!    I am so lucky to have a job that I love, co-workers that work just as hard as me, if not harder, and a job that allows me to work with my kids.  Thank you to everyone for the support and patronage over the past 5 years....I am looking forward to many more years to come!! 

Gear Sale....September 21st
With proceeds going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation


Are you looking to get rid of some of your bigger baby items??  Or are you looking to stock your house with baby items??
We are looking for bouncy chairs, high chairs, exersaucers, swings, basinettes, baby carriers, strollers, bumbo chairs (no cribs or car seats). Sellers do not have to be current consignors!!!  We will be offering larger consignment payouts and Not for Long will donate our proceeds to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.  
If you are interested in selling your items at this event please call us at 778-294-0401 or email us at notforlong@shaw.ca
Sale will be held on Sunday September 21st.
(All items will be need to be dropped off just prior to the event and will need to have a suggested price by the consignor)

2nd Annual Raffle for the
Run for the Cure and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation


From September 21st to October 6th we will be holding a raffle with 100% of the proceeds going to the Run for the Cure's Team Not for Long and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.  
With the diagnosis of 3 of my close friends over the past three years I am even more motivated to help find a cure for Breast Cancer.  Early detection and awareness are paramount in the fight against Breast Cancer.  
Tickets will be sold over the two week period in-store or online.  All prizes will be displayed in-store and let me tell you, we have some great ones this year!!!  A signed Trevor Linden children's jersey, So Young cooler bag, Colibri snack bags, Advance Nail Spa pedicure gift certificate, Peekaboo Beans gift certificate, photography gift certificates, Tupperware, a muddy buddy....and much, much more!!
Full event and raffle details will be finalized in our September Newsletter!

*if you have an item or service that you would like to donate to our raffle please email us at notforlong@shaw.ca.  All donations need to be her by September 1st.


Just Arrived....

So Young lunch kits and backpacks are in stock with some great new designs available.  

Colibri sandwich and snack bags are fully stocked. 

Our Kamik boot shipment arrived last week so we are ready for Rain...and snow!!  

We also received more Muddy Buddies and we are pleased to announce they are now available in Red!

 

A Note To Our Consignors....

All consignment appointments for current clients are to be booked through our online booking portal.  Please visit our website www.notforlong.ca for instructions and booking.  August appointments are completely booked.  We will open up availability for September appointments at 10am on September 1st  
**September appointments are for Fall consignment...don't forget your halloween costumes**  

Winter Outerwear Open drop off - September 2nd -16th
Current clients may drop off winter outerwear WITHOUT an appointment between September 2nd and 16th.  We are looking for winter coats and jackets, snow suits, snow pants, mitts, toques and snow boots.  Please limit your drop off to 15 items.

*please note that if you book a regular consignment appointment in September (outside of the winter outerwear open drop off period), you may bring in your winter items during your appointment  (they will not count towards your regular 30 piece limit).

Our website contains a monthly seasonal intake schedule...please review before booking your appointment.  

***Please limit your appointments to every other month***

Only existing consignors may book online.  If you have never consigned with us, you must call 778.294.0401 on September 2nd to book your initial appointment. Please note there is a wait list to begin consigning with us unless you have maternity clothing or children's items in size 6-8 years.  A limited number of appointments are reserved each month for new consignors.

Visit our website to review consignment policies
http://www.notforlong.ca

 

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