We’re hiring!

Mommy’s Trading Post is a children’s and maternity consignment shop located in Alameda.  We are in search of a candidate who is passionate and knowledgeable about children’s clothing, gear and toys as well as maternity and nursingwear and accessories. Retail experience is an asset. This position is ideal for a new parent as it has the option to bring your child to work and you get to meet lots of other new parents.

·      Duties include but not limited to cashiering, stocking, organizing, light cleaning. Must be able to lift 25lbs.

·      The current opening is for 6-10 hours per week, with the potential for more hours in the future.

·      Must be available Sundays.

·      Pay is $10/hr and employees get a discount on clothing.

If interested, please send a resume and a cover letter to mommystradingpost@gmail.com.


Consignment is Recycling!

If you’re like me, every year when I’m thinking up New Year resolutions, I come back to all the many ways I could be making more of a positive impact on the environment. This year, using less water was top on my list with the looming drought (thank goodness for all this rain we’ve been getting), but right after that was how to minimize the impact that bringing another family member into this world would have.  As we all know, babies require a lot of stuff, whether its diapers, oh so many clothes (3+ outfits/day and they only last a few months before they outgrow them), toys and gear that they quickly grow out of or get bored of.  That is what first brought me to consignment shops on a regular basis.  It allowed me to not only find a good home for items that my little guy could no longer use, and make a little cash while doing so, and keep them out of the landfill, but also to pick up items that had been gently used by another little one, keeping those items out of the trash as well and saving me some cash.  It’s a win-win if you ask me.  Here is an article with some stats on how much resale helps to keep out of landfills (its a few years old but it gets the point across).

http://science.opposingviews.com/importance-consignment-stores-recycling-4055.html


We will be Closed Easter Sunday

We’re going to be closed Sunday, March 27 to spend some time with our family.  Hope you get a chance to do the same and that we will see you in the shop another time.

Also please note that we are now open earlier on Saturdays (and closed earlier) to try to best fit the early schedules of all those little ones getting their parents out of bed at the crack of dawn:)

Happy Easter! ~Naomi


Easter is Almost Here…Are you ready?

Easter is right around the corner. We have some beautiful and adorable outfits for your little ones to wear next weekend.  We also have some funny Easter basket fillers, like stuffed bunny and lamb toys, pastel blankets and security blankets, and even a Easter basket shaped like a racecar!IMG_0431


Gallery is Updated!

I know for myself I usually like to do a little bit of internet research before heading out to do my shopping at a brick and mortar store.  I like to get a feel for whether the store that I’m heading to carries the type of things I’m looking for (sometimes its hard to tell from a quick tagline on google or yelp). So I’ve been creating a gallery here on our website where I can showcase some of the variety that Mommy’s Trading Post has to offer.

http://www.mommystradingpost.com/gallery/

It is by no means exhaustive, but it should give a sense of the types of inventory we have to offer.  If you are looking for a specific item, please don’t hesitate to give us a call and we’ll be happy to check for you.  Hope to see you soon.

~Naomi

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Welcome to Mommy’s Trading Post

Hi there! I’m Naomi, the new owner of Mommy’s Trading Post. I’m very excited to join the parenting community of Alameda, and would like to welcome you to the newly redesigned space. We’re open from Wednesday to Sunday, 11:30am to 6pm.

Please check this space for news on incoming special items, events and other mommy news.

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