Consignment store pops up

Aug. 27, 2013 @ 12:36 PM

Northgate news: Kidcycle, a seasonal children’s consignment business, is holding another sale of children’s clothing, shoes, toys and other items at the Shops at Northgate Sept. 13-15 and Sept. 21.

The pop-up consignment store will be in Suite 90 next to the Family Christian Store. The space previously housed Office Depot.

The business is accepting items to sell on consignment. Consignors receive 70 percent or more of the sales price of items sold.

Consignors should register their items online at A drop-off will be held Sept. 6-7.

Kidcycle is also accepting diapers for the Diaper Bank of North Carolina “Stuff the Truck Event” that will be held in front of the sale Sept. 14.

Launched in January, the Diaper Bank of North Carolina has collected about 15,000 diapers, according to a news release. The first distribution was in June to organizations working with low-income families.

The last day of the sale on Sept. 21 will be “Dollar Day.” All remaining items will be sold for $1. Proceeds will go to the Care Coordination for Children of Orange County.

The sales will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 13 and 14. A public half-off sale will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 15. Dollar Day will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 21.

This is the second sale for Kidcycle, which held a spring sale at Northgate Mall.

In other Northgate news, what’s now a kiosk called Nic Fix is moving into a retail store space in the mall that previously housed Luv Shop.

Nic Fix sells electronic cigarettes, accessories and modifications, as well as candles and fragrances.

In addition, Glamour Setters is moving to a larger space previously occupied by Unlimited Shoes, and Authentiks is moving to a larger space that previously housed Rave.


Sisters launch sweets display business: A pair of sisters has launched a home-based sweets display company business called Pomp & Panache.

Sheena Johnson-Cooper, who also works as the director of marketing and communications for the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, said she and her sister Misha Johnson got their start with her own wedding in 2010. Since then, they’ve been creating displays for the events of family and friends.

Johnson-Cooper said they build customized displays of candy, cookies, cake pops, mini cupcakes and other items that they source from vendors.

For more information, go to the website


New shop at Oakcreek Village: America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses is holding a grand opening on Sept. 30 at the Oakcreek Village Shopping Center in Durham off U.S. 15-501.

At the grand opening, the first 100 people will receive an eyeglass cleaning kit worth about $4.99, according to a news release.

The store will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. It’s part of a chain that has more than 370 store locations across the country.

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