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Find stylish kids' clothes at Trendy Tots

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A new children's consignment shop is open along the Randall Road corridor, helping parents save money and maybe make a little money at the same time.

Trendy Tots Consignment Shop opened this week at 7020 Huntley Road, Suite 4, in Carpentersville, at the southeast corner of Huntley and Randall roads.

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Owner Tammi Rojek expects the store to be popular with parents, especially given the economic times.

"I love resale and I love getting a good find," Rojek said. "I also love helping the community and giving moms a way to buy clothing for reasonable prices, or reselling their clothing to make some money.

"I feel like people who typically may not consider shopping at resale stores will now with the way the economy is, and they'll get good quality clothing and some good deals," she said.

Sellers are invited to bring their clothes into the store for resale.

Rojek said she is accepting clothes sizes newborn to 12, and shoes sized infant to adult 5.

She's also accepting maternity clothes, and children's books and DVDs.

The clothes do not need to be any particular brand, but need to be good quality with no spots or signs of wear.

"We like gently used, or things you stuck in the closet that still have the tags on them that your kids never got to wear," she said. "We're taking pretty much any brand; we're just going on the condition of the clothing."

She will then have them on consignment for 90 days, and if they sell, the seller will get 40 percent of the price.

This is Rojek's first business venture.

She has wanted to open a children's consignment or resale shop ever since she went into a Once Upon A Child Store nearly 13 years ago, when her oldest daughter was born.

Everything finally came together this year, and she found the spot along the Randall Road corridor, she said.

"I looked at a few locations, and this really stuck out to me. It's a busy intersection and it borders to many communities with families. It's really a central location," she said.

While the store officially opened Tuesday, she's holding a special grand opening ceremony at the store beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 20.

As part of the opening, she's hosting a diaper drive.

She is accepting any size packs of new diapers, which will go to help the Elgin Crisis Center and Tom Thumb Community Childcare Center.

School shopping with benefits: If you do your back-to-school shopping at Geneva Commons, you will want to save your receipts.

With any $50 in purchases from stores and restaurants at Geneva Commons, dated after Aug. 10, you'll get a voucher for one reserved seat at Elfstrom Stadium for the Kane County Cougars. With any $75 in receipts, you'll get two vouchers.

The Cougars season runs until Sept. 5, so you'll need to act fast.

Once you do have your receipts, you'll need to bring them to The Learning Express.

• Amy Williams' column covers all the news of business along the Randall Road corridor from Batavia to Crystal Lake. Contact her at randallbiz@comcast.net or (847) 894-5036.

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