How you can sell your kids’ preloved items at this Preston pop up marketplace

Posted on - 30th August, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, City Centre, Kid's stuff, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Items for sale at the last BabyLoved Family Funhouse event
Pic: Christina of Fish 2 Photography

The next BabyLoved Family Funhouse event to be held in Preston will include a “Perfect Preloved” marketplace.


Local families can hire a stall to sell on their unwanted items including toys, clothes and baby goods.

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BabyLoved Family owner and Prestonian Helen Kerray said: “I describe Perfect Preloved as all those items that have been used and loved by your family, but which still have lots of life left in them yet.

“Children, babies and families come with a lot of plastic. They also come with a lot of clothing. Between fast fashion and children growing so quickly there are many baby, child and family items underused which simply collect dust in our homes until they have sat there for too long and we have to work out how to remove them from our homes.

“There’s so much unnecessary waste going to landfill which could be recycled locally. For so many of us, we want to make changes to the way we buy and recycle our family goods and clothing. We want this to be as easy as possible to do the right thing and the responsible thing.


“Buying and selling through the BabyLoved Family Perfect Preloved marketplace is just the answer to make recycling our no longer needed items easy. It’s always packed out because of the incredibly high quality of the Perfect Preloved goods on offer, along with the quirky and cool presentation of the stalls.”

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A Perfect Preloved stall can be hired from £24. This includes a Reserve and Collect service, where BabyLoved Family use their local platform to sell on some items before the event has started. 

A stall at the last BabyLoved Family Funhouse event
A stall at the last BabyLoved Family Funhouse event Pic: Christina of Fish 2 Photography

BabyLoved Family is a pop up event that has been running in Preston for almost three years. Helen, who is a teacher and education consultant by trade, has built the event up with the help of her family and friends, a band of local independent creative businesses, and loyal attendees.  

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Alongside the Perfect Preloved marketplace, the events see a variety of activities and food for all the family, plus a local independent brands marketplace.

Donations of clothing, toys, household items and food are also collected at the events for the local Women’s Refuge.

The next BabyLoved Family event takes place on Saturday 14 September from 11am to 3pm at People’s Production Lab in Preston city centre. A limited number of Perfect Preloved stalls are available to hire and can be booked via the BabyLoved website.

Will you be going to the next BabyLoved Family event? What do you think of the Perfect Preloved marketplace? Let us know in the comments below.

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