The biannual Posh Piggies Consignment sale is returning to First Baptist Church in downtown Chattanooga Oct. 17-21.
It may be the final sale unless someone takes over the business.
Signal Mountain residents Jenny Parker and Allison Sepulveda both had young children and consigned items through the sale before purchasing the business four years ago. Now that their children have grown and Parker and Sepulveda are busy with full-time jobs, they're ready to pass the business along as they move on to another stage in their lives.
Parker said she and Sepulveda want the sale to continue so that they can keep consigning and shopping, so they've launched a search for a new owner which they're calling "Save the Pigs."
"It would be a great fit for someone who might already have a part-time job," Parker said, adding that it's also an ideal business for women who have or who recently had young children, since they go through clothing so quickly. "It would be good for someone who enjoys fashion and finding good bargains, and for someone who enjoys meeting people as well."
Her favorite part about owning the business has been the people she's met.
This is the ninth sale Parker and Sepulveda have held since they bought the business. The previous owners held a children's sale on Signal Mountain called "Little Piggies" and a women's sale at the church called "The Stock Exchange," which Parker and Sepulveda combined into a single sale, held in the spring and fall, at the church.
Parker said she often hears from customers that Posh Piggies is their favorite consignment sale, and most say the reason is that it's organized, making everything easy to find. Items offered include clothing and shoes for women and children, toys, shoes, sports and play equipment, home décor and furniture.
Consignors receive 70 percent of the proceeds from the sale of their items and can register until midnight Wednesday, Oct. 11. Consignors who sign up for a volunteer slot will have the opportunity to shop the sale early, and those who volunteer for two slots will receive 75 percent of the proceeds from sales of consigned items.
Sale hours are Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 17-20 from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 21 from noon to 4 p.m.
First Baptist Church is at 401 Gateway Ave. To register as a consignor visit poshpiggiesconsignment.com or email Parker and Sepulveda at firstname.lastname@example.org.