Growing Kids

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


It's hard to believe that 4-years ago today we were opening the doors in our new location and introducing Renewal, the only ladies resale store in the area!

Come wish us a Happy Birthday and receive 40% OFF all clothing and shoes today!
(excludes blue tickets)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Feel Fresh Fridays: Denim Jackets

      With 50 degree weather everyday this week, it's hard to believe it's only January.  This unexpectedly warm winter has left us here at Renewal (and I'm sure you too!) struggling to find the appropriate attire. Our solution?  A denim jacket.

      Denim jackets are light enough to transition into spring, but can easily be paired with a flannel or a hoodie for extra warmth. Like your jeans, it is the perfect staple for any wardrobe. The beauty of denim is it's versatility. With endless colors, shades, cuts, and washes; it's easier than ever to find one that suits your style.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

feel fresh fridays...spring preview

So a bunch of people have asked me how we are receiving new spring arrivals if we aren't purchasing yet.  In between seasons, we have a list of elite sellers who we call to bring in whatever they have for us so we can start the season off with a bang.

Here is a sneak preview with some of the stuff we have been receiving...




Tuesday, January 17, 2012

3 ways to wear

Boots have always been considered a winter shoe, but they have become such a versatile fashion piece, it's easy to wear them into the spring and summer as well! 

Here's the typical look with skinny jeans

Pair them with a maxi skirt when the weather starts to warm up, or throw on some tights right now

Wear them with a cute feminine dress for an edgy look

Friday, January 13, 2012

feel fresh fridays...2012 resolutions

Well, we are 13-days into the new are your resolutions holding up?

I have two resolutions this year, the first one is I am not going to forget any of my friend's birthdays and the other is I refuse to hit the snooze button in the morning.  Considering I wished a friend of mine happy birthday 2-days early by accident and my husband still yells "come on! get up!" every morning, I guess I'm not off to a great start.

We're going to talk about the two most popular resolutions and show you how we can help you stay on track...

It's a given that shopping resale is the best way to begin saving money.   A great thing to try, when you shop at our store we'll help you estimate how much an item would cost at full can then put the difference between what you paid and what it normally would have cost into a savings account and just watch it grow!

For example:

This Loft sweater is $49.50 on their website

We have the same sweater, new with tags, for $29.99
Purchase the sweater at Renewal and put that $19.51 right into savings!  I personally like the brown and gray better anyway.

Lets face it, looking and feeling good about what you are wearing while you are working out makes you feel better about yourself.  It's nearly impossible to keep up with the prices you find at fitness and sporting goods stores, especially if you are going to the gym 3-5 times a week, you don't want to wear the same thing all the time, do you?

At Renewal, we'll help you stay stylish so you can feel great and keep up that resolution to work out and lose weight while saving you money at the same time, does it get any better than that?

I also have to give a quick shout out to a great friend of mine, Dana Lee!  She owns RealFitStudios in Haskell and I promise, she will kick your butt right into shape :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

3 ways to wear it...scarf

A scarf is one of the easiest ways to dress up any look and keep warm at the same time!

Here is a nice toasty knitted scarf shown 3-ways...
Pair a chunky scarf with a cable knit sweater for a chilly day at the office
Use a scarf to keep warm in a cute silk tank top for a night out
Give a plain button-up a colorful twist

Did you think pashminas were only good for formal attire?
Wear your pashmina with a plain cardigan to dress up a casual weekend look
Use it for warmth and color with a light jacket for a night out
Wear it as a wrap with a dress for a wedding or any formal event

Reversible infinity scarf...
Add style and warmth when you go out for the night
Perfect for a day at work as well - loop it just once for a different look!
It can also be used to dress up a comfy-casual look

Friday, January 6, 2012

feel fresh back

This week we're putting a twist on the typical Feel Fresh Friday and giving you a different way to 'feel fresh' this weekend.

I know these last few weeks have been a time of cleaning out the house and trying to get rid of unwanted items, so I thought it would be a great time to do a blanket drive!  I searched high and low for companies who ran these drives in New Jersey and New York and to my surprise, it was an impossible feat.

Recently I was in touch with a great woman named Allie from Family Promise of Morris County.  This is a not-for-profit organization which helps homeless families of Morris County get back on their feet and back into a sustainable life on their own. They provide full time case management to their families in the emergency shelter and also have something called the Permanent Supportive Housing Program which is a voluntary transitional resource for families once they are in independent housing.

We are looking to help them out by collecting blankets, sheets, pillows and you giving back to your community, Growing Kids and Renewal will give back to you.  Just for donating, you will receive a coupon for $5.00 off your purchase!  The collection will be going on until February 1st here in the store.  Every little bit helps, thanks for taking the time to read this and please pass it along to your friends and family!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Ladies night out!

Now that the holidays are over and you have been busy focusing all your efforts on everyone's time to turn the attention on yourself.

We would love for you to gather up some ladies and come have an after hours party here at our store!

You determine the date and time and we'll do the rest.  There is no cost to you and we will also customize the party to suit the interests of the ladies who will be attending.

You simply pick what you would like and we'll do our best to make it happen!   Some of the things we have come up with are free massages, a parenting class, a nutrition specialist can come go over healthy eating for your family, a professional home organizer can come give you advice on how to de-clutter, you could host your next Bunco night here or we could even have a yoga class here in the store.  It's all up to you and your ladies for your night out! 

You would also receive 20% off your purchases while you're here and we'll supply everything else.

If this is something that you are interested in please contact me so we can set it up!
phone: (973) 616-1917
or just stop in the store!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

celebrity style...3 outfits to love

The 7-days of savings were such a success here at the store that it has forced us to slack off with the blog big time!  We'd like to take this opportunity to apologize, we're going to try our best not to let that happen again :)

So, back to the celebrity style!  These 3-looks are simple yet sophisticated and can be accomplished very easily on a friendly budget here at Renewal.

We love the pop of color, but have replaced the green with an eggplant shade
These Prada mary-janes can take any look up a notch
All black can be simple and elegant if it's done correctly.