A consignment store that currently focuses on selling new and used children’s clothing and accessories, in Camas, will soon promote fashions for young adults.
Amanda Van Kregten will accept gently used name brand clothing (sizes 00 to 16), handbags, shoes and accessories for young adults on consignment during the First Friday festivities, June 3, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Journey Community Church, 304 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas.
Van Kregten purchased Lil’ Dudes and Divas from Erika Petersen in July 2015. Since then, Van Kregten has spent time getting to know local families, researching the area, and asking questions to determine what area residents want and need.
“There is no other young adults consignment store in the downtown Camas area,” Van Kregten said. “You don’t even have to have money to shop. Just clean out your closet.”
Consigners can choose to receive checks or store credit after their items sell.
Pippilottas Consignment will open Friday, July 1, at 411 N.E. Dallas St., Camas. The children’s consignment store will be closed June 24 through June 30.
An opening celebration for Pippilottas will be held Saturday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. It will include Bounce-N-Battle games, sno cones, a photo booth and shopping discounts.
To prepare for those events, Van Kregten will soon move the current inventory of children’s outfits, toys and books to the upstairs retail section, and she will redecorate the entire store.
A “sit and fit” area will be added to the main floor. It will include chairs for friends and family members of customers, and complimentary popcorn and water will be available.
“I’m excited to give the older kids and young adults somewhere cool to shop,” Van Kregten said.
The business’ name is a reference to the long form of Pippi Longstocking’s first name.
“She is a television character I watched growing up,” Van Kregten said. “I relate to her character, and she embodies what the shop should always be. She is unique, fun and very happy.
“She lives in the moment with the utmost confidence and possesses superhuman strength,” Van Kregten added. “That pretty much sums up the kind of shop I want.”