Mum2Mum makes ‘second hand’ cool again

Mum2Mum makes ‘second hand’ cool again

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Nearly new sales for children’s clothing and items come to Kensington and Chelsea in the form of Mum2Mum, giving parents the chance to save and make money.

As any parent will know, having children is an expensive business.

Iimage courtesy of Mum2Mum Markets.

Iimage courtesy of Mum2Mum Markets.

Studies by the Centre for Economics and Business Research have shown that the average cost of raising a child has risen to almost a quarter of a million pounds in the last two years, with no sign of slowing down any time soon.

With clothes for kids now costing almost as much as those for adults and items such as prams and toys setting parents back a small fortune, more and more families are finding it difficult to keep up with the rising prices. As second-hand buying has become increasingly popular it is unsurprising that families are also turning to more thrifty ways to take care of their ever-growing broods.

One such parent, Cath Harrop, decided to set up her own business after having several bad experiences with buying and selling online: “I found eBay frustrating as a buyer and expensive as a seller and buying a pushchair that turned up filthy and broken was the final straw. I was convinced there must be a better way and Mum2Mum market was born!”

Mum2Mum is an award-winning baby and children’s market selling nearly new high-quality items to local mums and dads. At least 20 mothers run stalls at each event selling things such as designer prams, clothes and toys at reasonable prices that their own children no longer need.

Image courtesy of Mum2Mum Markets.

Image courtesy of Mum2Mum Markets.

Sellers are able to keep 100 percent of their profits and buyers are able to pick up bargains that are quality assured.
With such an occasion to make and save money, it is no wonder that Mum2Mum events are highly popular. As one Mum2Mum market seller pointed out, “it was so great to see all that clothing, toys, books and baby kit passed on to others” giving the chance for pre-loved items to find a new home elsewhere.

The borough of Kensington and Chelsea will be welcoming the next event on September the 18th.

For more information visit www.mum2mummarket.co.uk

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