New kids consignment boutique coming to Downtown Rockford

Teresa Patteuw.

Teresa Patteuw.

In today’s economy you can’t go wrong shopping at Gumballs and Overalls, the new kid’s consignment boutique coming to downtown Rockford. At the upscale consignment boutique you will find name brands such as Gymboree, Gap, Tommy Hillfiger, The Children’s Place, Ralph Lauren, Limited Too, and many designer brands all for up to 70 percent off retail. Shop owner Teresa Patteuw says that shoppers in her store will not have to compromise their style and fashion preferences to get a great deal because all items are in guaranteed like new condition, except you are not paying the hefty retail price. In addition, the atmosphere is not like other second hand stores, but much like a designer boutique that is incredibly organized with beautiful displays and unmatched customer service. Teresa urges shoppers to ask themselves, “why pay the difference when you can’t tell the difference?”

When families are looking closely at their budget Gumballs and Overalls offers more than just a great money saving solution.  At Gumballs and Overalls families can sell their kids outgrown clothing (sizes 0-10), equipment, furniture, and accessories and make big bucks. Sellers, also called consignors, earn 40-50 percent of everything they sell. They can receive a check for their sold items or they can use the money they earn to shop in the store at a discount. A typical consignor can expect to earn as much as $500 per season, just from outgrown items in their kid’s closets, and Gumballs and Overalls does all the work.

In addition to like new kids item’s on consignment, shoppers can expect to find many new boutique gift items. New gift items will include tutus, hair bows, baby blankets, bibs, rattles, heirloom christening gowns and accessories, diaper bags, and much more. Gumballs and Overalls will also offer ecofriendly kid’s products including Earth Mama, Angel Baby all natural care products, organic laundry detergent, products with organic and hemp fabrics, as well as a large assortment of cloth diaper brands including Bum Genius, Fuzzi Buns, Bumkins, Thirsties, Happy Heinyes, and more.

Throughout any month shoppers can also participate in many ongoing workshops including Baby Sign, a great introduction to learn more about the benefits of baby sign language, and the first workshop being held June 12-13 in partnership with the Mud Room in Ada where families can make customer pottery artwork, a great idea just in time for Father’s Day presents!

Gumballs and Overalls is Teresa and Bill Patteuw’s second children’s consignment boutique, and they feel so privileged to be offering this service to the Rockford community. They hope to use their experience to offer Rockford residents the best consignment experience possible, and to make a difference economically in the community.  With no other kid’s stores of its kind in Rockford, they are hoping to fill a growing need in the area. 

Gumballs and Overalls Kids Consignment is now accepting consignments by appointment. Visit them at 122 Courtland Street, call 866-KIDS and check them out online at

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