For all the moms, dads, and grandparents out there, Milk Money in Downtown Cranford is a dream come true. Milk Money is owned by Margaret Sacco and specializes in children’s consignment goods. The store sells clothes, shoes, books, equipment, toys, and more. The Milk Money in Cranford is one of five Milk Money stores throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Margaret had been a stay-at-home mom until she bought the store in 2009. One of the most important factors for her was the flexibility that the store provides in regards to the days and hours it’s open. The biggest seller at Milk Money is clothes, with brands like Gap, Gymboree, and Ralph Lauren among the most popular brands. Margaret has nearly 2,000 consigners who she deals with by appointment only. The sellers are paid once the item sells. Margaret runs a Facebook page where she posts the new items she receives. People can place a hold on the item by commenting on the post. Due to the fact that the store usually only has one of each item it can be a mad dash to be the first one to claim an item. Margaret makes sure she inspects each item and some are even brand new as they were originally gifts or duplicate toys.
Milk Money will be holding a Bike Sale in May. The store also has two Bag Sales a year in January and July. Customers can fill up a bag for $10 which is a great way for Margaret to clear out each season’s clothes and restock. The items in the store are seasonal so if you stop by now you’re sure to find spring outfits, rain boots, Communion dresses, and baseball cleats.
One of the things Margaret is proudest about is the fact that Milk Money is a “Green Business.” Instead of items being thrown out or discarded they’re finding a new use. Margaret also makes an effort to help out local charities when she can. After every bag sale she donates the leftovers to charities in the area, helping out those who need it most. Milk Money is a great resource for anyone who has children in their lives. After stopping by once you’ll find yourself returning again and again.
2 South Ave West