Hello friends! Thank you for visiting our website.
Thank you South Arkansas for embracing Rhea Lana's! It has been such a blessing meeting and getting to know so many wonderful families in South Arkansas! We love hearing about your experiences at Rhea Lana's of El Dorado at the end of each sale. Keep those stories & comments coming!
I would like to share with you why I wanted to bring such a great event to South Arkansas!
I consider El Dorado as a place to come home to. I lived in El Dorado for several years and graduated high school here in 1992. This is the place where I developed strong and lasting friendships with many people and even met my husband, Chris Polk. We have been married for 24 years and have 3 wonderful (and very active) sons ages 22, 19 and 15. Our family now lives in the Conway area and Rhea Lana's Consignment events have been a huge blessing for us for years. As a consignor, shopper and volunteer, the sales allow me to sell the quality items my sons outgrow and make money in the process. I am always able to find GREAT quality clothing and toy items for them for each season. I am always amazed at the deals I find and the great name brands! Another great thing about the sales was that I was always able to duplicate toys and clothing items to outfit the grandparents' homes. This way my kids would have great toys and any needed gear when they went for a visit and this meant a lot LESS I have to haul each time!
For all these reasons and more, I wanted to share this with my hometown!
I hope you will consider being a part of our consignment family! I would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact me at [email protected] or 501-328-7262.
Melissa Williams Polk
Here is a note from the company founder...
-My name is Rhea Lana Riner. I began this sale in 1997 with 11 consignors and 3 racks of clothes in my living room. I wrote all the tags by hand and even rewashed and ironed many of the clothes! After my very first event, my dear husband rescued me. He had incredible vision and suggested that we computerize our event. I told him he was nuts! You see, at that time, most moms did not even know what emailing or surfing the web meant. But we gave it a shot and built a barcoding system and data entry system. We've gradually trained moms over the past 11 years and we've continued to develop and perfect our software systems and our operational systems. Who would have known that we were ahead of our time and we were the FIRST web based computerized children's consignment event in the country.
I have three children of my own. The reason I began this semi-annual event as a young mom is that I felt there was a great need for moms to sell their kid's clothes for a fair price - and to buy excellent quality kid's clothing at affordable prices. Our consignors make 70-80% if they price their own items. My goal is to maintain very high standards in the quality of merchandise that we accept. It brings me great joy to be able to provide this service to so many young moms.
Over the years, God has blessed my attempts at building a business and I am deeply thankful. I've stumbled along the way and at times wanted to quit. But I always tell my kids to give it their best shot and work hard. It's ok to fail, but it's not ok to never try. My heart's desire is to help families and to help moms. So many special people have been part of building this company and I appreciate each of you. Lifelong friendships have been formed and new friendships are continually being made. One thing I have learned is that women love working with other women toward a common goal that benefits their family!
We would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] Blessings to you and your family!
Rhea Lana Riner