Vintage shops and consignment stores are on the rise. They have grown in popularity as people have been looking for ways to stretch their dwindling dollars, and as the awareness of needless waste and going green has come to the forefront. And they are FUN! Each item is unique, quite possibly one of a kind, and finding the right item is like the successful culmination of a treasure hunt. Milk Money is one place that offers just such a sense of fun and success to its shoppers.
Milk Money, located at 2 South Avenue in Cranford, was actually voted “Best Vintage/Consignment Shop” by NJ Monthly Magazine in their 2011 “Best Of” issue. Margaret Sacco, local resident, owner, and operator of the franchise, has been enjoying a loyal following for years. The consigment system works on a a 50/50 split . . . . whenever an item sells, half goes to the store, half to the consignor. Everybody walks away a winner – including the shoppers who subsequently get to enjoy the purchase and use of fabulous products at a hugely reduced price from that of department stores.
Milk Money claims themselves to be “a unique experience in children’s consignment.” And that’s exactly what they are. They carry everything for children, including clothing, shoes, toys, and a whole lot of bang for your buck! All of the items are clean, like-new, and with plenty of life in them. There’s even a play area for kids to keep entertained while parents shop.
Milk Money is actually owned by the better known New Jersey based thrift store franchise of “Unique Experience,” and represents the facet of the company that presents more as a cozy, hometown consignment shop, rather than the enormous department store-like feel of other Unique thrift stores. It is fun, bright, colorful, and a welcome addition to Cranford Crossing in the heart of the Cranford shopping district. Check out the Milk Money website at http://milkmoneylove.com/ Better yet, come check it out for yourself, in person. You may just walk away with a treasure of your own, for one of YOUR little treasures!