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Consign of the Times – Consignment stores fill niches in NWNJ

Phase 2 Consignment BoutiqueSweet find!Last fall Children’s Quality Consignment morphed into the new Phase 2 Consignment Boutique. With the new name and broadened focus, this store now has lots of great finds for infants through adults and accessories for you and your home.  An added bonus, “P2” also has a plus size section. There is also a children’s book nook for kids to explore while you are shopping.

Clothes shopping is expensive and many items don’t last.  If it makes the cut at this consignment boutique, it is probably better quality than many of the items you would find in a local big box store and more reasonably priced.  There is also a greater variety and a fun eclectic feel to consignment store shopping. What other clothing store carries as many brands?!
Owner Lauri Malefyt says her goal is to “encourage shopping local and to support your small businesses.”   I have been a customer of the store for years and love this local business.   We spend our credits at the store each season, saving us out-of-pocket clothing expenses.
Find Phase 2 at 6 Main Street, Branchville, NJ.  Call them at 973-948-7775 for info and hours.  As of this post, they are open Tue. – Fri. – 10am – 6pm and Sat. 10am – 4pm.  They are on facebook at
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Branchville is home to other second-hand finds. Just down the street in the old bank building is Broad Street Books , featuring previously read books and new selections by area authors. This place is a real treasure trove for any reader.
The Habitat for Humanity Restore about a half mile away, is open Saturdays from 9 till noon.  They offer discontinued, donated home appliances, accessories and building supplies. Funds from the sales, go towards home building for those in need.
A few miles away is the Garage Sale Warehouse in Lafayette, NJ featuring mostly used home furnishings and accessories – year round.  In a few miles and on a shoe string, you can consign yourself and your place a whole new look!  Well…almost new.