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Bella Kids Pop Up Consignment Sale offers big back to school savings for families

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WIVB) - Anyone who has ever gone back to school shopping knows just how expensive all the kids' clothes can be, but this weekend only, you can find full wardrobe updates for up to 75% off retail prices.

The Back to School edition of the Bella Kids Pop Up Consignment Sale opened to the public Friday morning in the Transitown Plaza, at 4259 Transit Road in Williamsville.

"It's a phenomenal way to save money and get back to school bargains," said Stephanie Decker, Bella Kids coordinator.

With everything from gently used clothes, to shoes, books, toys, games and more, you can find just about anything for your little ones as they head back to the classroom this fall.

"We have seven girls that we buy for, so it comes in handy, you know, it saves you money," said one shopper, Tiffaney Domros, "and the girls like to shop for their own clothes."

You can also shop for just about anything you need for baby or for mamas-to-be.

This sale brings in all sorts of shoppers.

"It makes me really happy to be able to provide a service to the community," said Bella Kids founder Kristi Mora. "We have those serious bargain hunters, those Black Friday types that are looking for the deals, but then we have these families that need these sales, because they only have a certain budget."

If you head to the Bella Kids sale this weekend, you can not only save big for your family, you can make a big difference for a lot of families in our area.

The families who consign with Bella Kids walk away with quite the paycheck for the items they sell, and Bella Kids is also making a big push to help foster families in Western New York, too.

Organizers are collecting and matching monetary donations for the Foster Love Closet, a not-for-profit that collects new and gently used clothing for children in foster care.

"It's huge, because a lot of times children come into foster care with absolutely nothing so this gives them an opportunity to have something to start with," said Cheryl Flick, Foster Love Closet co-founder. "With seasons change so quickly in Buffalo,  children always need new clothes, and different style of clothes, along with changing sizes, so this is great to help the foster families."

Flick says after the sale closes on Sunday, the Foster Love Closet will get to pick out items that did not sell that would have otherwise been donated.

This Bella Kids Pop Up sale runs through Sunday, with consigners restocking items Saturday morning.

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