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Friday, January 16, 2015

How to Buy Cute & Cheap Baby Clothes

The cost of a baby’s wardrobe can build up over time, since you constantly need to buy new items as your little one grows. But who says you have to pass up all the adorable outfits you want so you can stay within your budget? Here are a few ways to save money without sacrificing style when shopping for baby clothes.

No need to shop a few seasons ahead.

You’ve probably heard the advice from other moms or maybe even your own to shop the sales and buy a few seasons ahead in order to save money on baby clothes. We here at Moxie Jean actually advise you to take the opposite approach and shop only for what you need. We are a company of moms and collectively we have found that when you buy clothes before your child is ready to wear them they either end up getting lost in the back of the closet, never to be warn or by the time the appropriate season comes along your little one is not the size you thought they would be and the clothes don’t fit. When you shop Moxie Jean instead you are already getting items priced at 75% off retail and in like new condition so you will save money and only buy what you need, when you need it!.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Resale Goes Mainstream with Celebrity #ResaleRockstars at the Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS, CA. - As part of our ongoing efforts to take resale mainstream, online resale leader Moxie Jean has recruited dozens of celebrities and public figures to show their support for this green alternative to conspicuous consumption.

Divergent star and father of two boys, Mekhi Phifer (left), “Raising Asia” and “Dance Moms” star Asia Monet Ray, Lauren Potter of “Glee” fame (below), “Parenthood” vet Jason Ritter and the young “Blackish” actress Marsai Martin and are just a few of the stars who took time from the Golden Globes festivities to tweet their support for the growing resale movement:

“Thank you Moxie jean for giving me my new dress. What a great concept. Love it. @MoxieJeanKids” tweeted Ava Kolker (@realAvaKolker), young co-star of “Girl Meets World”.

“Experts estimate that it takes more than 700 gallons of water to grow the cotton in just one t-shirt. Every time you buy or sell gently used clothing, you are making a green choice,” said Moxie Jean CEO, Sharon Schneider.

Guests also received an item of clothing from Moxie Jean inventory and learned how Moxie Jean makes it super easy to fill a bag with gently used clothing and send it in for cash, credit, or to donate their proceeds to the patients served by the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

“Everyone loves a good deal, and resale certainly provides that,” said cofounder Sandra Pinter, “but we know that the key to reaching all families is to make resale as easy and as stylish as buying new. That’s why we are thrilled that these folks are helping get the word out to grow the community of #resalerockstars.”

Beyond famous faces, Moxie Jean’s community of #resalerockstars includes moms like Susan Lauver, who has boy and girl twins now wearing size 3T: “Buying and selling with Moxie Jean has saved me so much time and stress, and allows me to dress my son and daughter like the future international celebrities I just know they're going to be!”

About Moxie Jean

Launched in 2012, Moxie Jean was voted by moms as the #1 site for online resale with more than 40,000 outfits and separates available at www.moxiejean.com. The service specializes in baby, kids and maternity clothing in “like-new” condition, beautifully photographed and listed on an easy-to-navigate website, and all backed up by a 100% money-back guarantee. Brands range from Old Navy to Oilily with a strong emphasis on “Better” brands like Hanna Andersson, Tea Collection, Mini Boden and Ralph Lauren. The free, postage paid Moxie Jean Mailer Bag also makes it super easy to send in outgrown clothes and receive cash, credit or a donation.

Photographs © John Photography

 

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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

How to Remove Baby Food Stains from Clothes

For such tiny people, babies are able to create an impressive mound of dirty laundry every day. Those sweet potatoes and green beans they love so much seem to end up mostly on their clothes instead of in their mouths!

You want to make sure your babies can wear their clothes over and over until they outgrow them, but keeping up with stain removal can be time-consuming. Here are a few simple tips to remove baby food stains and keep your children’s clothes looking fresh and clean.

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Thursday, January 01, 2015

Clothes Your Kids Will Actually Wear

Some kids will put on whatever you toss their way without complaint. Other kids are fussy, or simply determined to call all the shots, from what shirt they decide to wear on down to their shoes.

How might the parents of these proactive types procure clothing that their children will actually wear?

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Thursday, January 01, 2015

Welcome to 2015: Important Updates from Moxie Jean

Making resolutions? Us, too. Our top goal for 2015 is to make our service the #1 preferred way for families like yours to pass on clothes they no longer need or want. Since I joined the Moxie Jean team in November, I've been gathering your feedback about what you love and what we could do better.

As a result of your suggestions, Moxie Jean is thrilled to announce that we are ringing in the New Year with two big improvements to our seller program: 

  1. Become a "Best Seller" when 75 + 25 = 15. Looks like bad math, right? Fortunately, we don't need to add "review addition flashcards" to our resolutions list! Instead, we are rewarding our Best Sellers with higher payouts. All you have to do is put a little more effort into editing the items included in your bag and we'll pass our cost savings on to you. If your bag has at least a 75% acceptance rate with 25 accepted items, you'll earn a 15% bump on your payout - that's in cash. We'll still add another 25% to your total if you use Moxie Money instead of cashing out. 
  2. We call it the "Boomerang Bag," and it's totally optional. For $9.95, you can send your kid's clothing to Moxie Jean with the comfort of knowing you'll be getting your non-accepted items back. After we process your Boomerang Bag, we will mail the items that we did not purchase back to you. Don't want your items back? No problem. The FREE Moxie Jean Mailer Bag will remain the same easy solution it's always been (and those non-accepted items will be donated per usual). Pro tip: your Boomerang Bag will be logged with a 100% acceptance rate, so you're well on your way to earning that extra 15% payout!
    If one of your resolutions is to "Get Organized in 2015," let a Moxie Jean Mailer Bag be a helpful tool you rely on as you clean out your kids' closets. Order one for each change of season, and let your children be a part of the vetting process. They will learn how to extend the life-cycle of their clothing, and if they're lucky, maybe you'll share the sales proceeds with them, too.

    And last, but surely not least, a big part of Moxie Jean's mission is to make resale mainstream. We will be recruiting some #ResaleRockstars along the way to spread the word of this important movement near and dear to our hearts. If you're a firm believer in resale as a way of life, I would love to talk to you. Send me a note at michelle@moxiejean.com with your story.

    Happy New Year! Thanks for being part of the Moxie Jean community.
    Michelle Thompson, Seller Community Manager

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    Monday, December 29, 2014

    Do You Really Need Baby Detergent? Tips for Washing Baby Clothes

    One item that sometimes makes its way onto the “must-have” list for newborns is baby detergent. But do you need a special type of soap to wash and care for your baby’s clothes? In short, probably not.

    Unless your baby has allergies or extremely sensitive skin, the laundry detergent you use for the rest of the family should be fine for washing baby clothes. Some new parents even find that baby detergents don’t get clothes quite as clean as their regular brand. Here are a few tips for finding a detergent and washing method that will get the job done without irritating your little one’s skin.

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    Tuesday, December 23, 2014

    A Special Note From Our Charity Partner: The Kid's Pantry

    Have you sent items in to Moxie Jean? You may have heard that they donate all of your items not accepted to a charity called The Kid’s Pantry. But you may not really understand what that means. As the Co-founder of The Kid's Pantry let me give you a peek into everything that your participation and generosity makes possible. 

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