This is a sponsored column by Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate.
Any mom on a budget in the Washington, DC area knows about small change consignments, located at historic Lake Anne Village Center in Reston.
Since 1981, families have visited this small shop to find brand name children’s clothes, toys, and equipment. In fact, many second and even some third generation families are shopping and consigning at small change, a fact that delights owner Susann Gerstein.
Susann and two friends opened small change to make it easier for parents to recycle all those things that their children need, but quickly outgrow. Today, it has become a gathering place for mothers and grandmothers looking for quality clothes, shoes, dancewear, cleats, toys, videos, strollers, cribs, high chairs, Exersaucers and joggers. You can even find one-of-a-kind items from all over the world — a nice reflection of the cultural diversity in Reston.
It has been cited as one of the best consignment shops for children, mothers-to-be and the whole family in the Annual Washington Families Survey, and winner of the 1992 Best of Reston Award for Community Service & Business Excellence for its generous donation to families in need.
In one small shop, small change embodies all of the values of Reston. We hope it remains a vibrant part of the community for years to come. If you are in need of children’s consignments or want to donate clothes, visit their Facebook page.
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