Princess Elsa to visit grand opening of One Stop Kids Shop

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“Everyone needs a deal!” says Kym West, co-owner with husband Lee, of One Stop Kids Shop in the Towne Center. One Stop Kids Shop is a children’s consignment store that sells “very gently used” clothing, shoes, toys, furniture and more. The focus is on children newborn to age 10.

Although One Stop Kids Shop is currently open, the official grand opening will celebrated Saturday, February 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The highlight will be a special, exclusive appearance by the real Disney Princess Elsa from the movie, “Frozen,” who will arrive at 11 a.m. and will be at the event for one hour, leaving at noon.

There also will be hotdogs, drinks, face-painting, balloons, gift bags for the kiddos and a drawing for prizes (winners need not be present). All purchases will be discounted 10 percent on opening day only.

With four children of her own, and now two grandchildren, Kym says she was constantly buying shoes and clothing. She had a dream of owning her own store but felt she couldn’t afford it on her own. Then she got married.

After Kym and her new husband, Lee, moved to Canyon Lake, Kym realized it was a perfect place to open a store for children’s items. “The community is full of families and children,” she says. She couldn’t believe how everything just kept falling into place.

The couple shares four kids: two boys, Keegan (26) and River (9), and two girls, Shelby (22) and Colby (20); as well as two grandsons: Austin (23 months) and Brody (3 months). They also have an adopted Beagle mix named Jada, two birds and a desert tortoise.

Kym spent 20 years in marketing. While raising her children, she bought a lot of kids’ clothing and was always looking for a bargain. She noticed that resale clothing stores were not fun for kids and felt that they should be. She wanted her store to be different, and it is. One Stop Kids Shop is filled with brightly painted murals of animals and jungle scenes. The mirrored walls give an even more open, airy feeling.

Items for sale right now include nursery furniture, beds and bedding, toys, shoes, clothing, even wet suits, and much more. Prices are very reasonable. The atmosphere is happy and inviting. There is even a play area for the children to enjoy as mom shops. Families with young children may have a difficult time leaving!

Kym accepts items that are in good sellable condition. Everything needs to work and be presentable. No scratches, no stains, no missing buttons, no holes, and everything must be clean. Toys must include all pieces and must work. In other words, ready to sell. Those interested in bringing items for resale should call Kym in advance for an appointment.

One Stop Kids Shop will be holding special sales and promotions, with extra specials for Canyon Lake residents. There will also be a “Moms Club” for even more unadvertised specials. “I plan to have lots of specials,” says Kym.

She hopes to soon include sports equipment and clothing and to increase her inventory to include up to age 14. “I hope to open another store in a different area within three years,” she adds.

One Stop Kids Shop is located at 31590 Railroad Canyon Rd., near The Sport Stop. It currently is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The phone number is 951-244-9944. Please “Like” their Facebook page: “One Stop Kids Shop.”

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