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Shopping column: Find used kids' items at sale this weekend

Mom2Mom event takes place Saturday at Allen County Fairgrounds.

Friday, March 22, 2013 - 5:55 pm

Moms.FortWayne .com has organized a Mom2Mom Sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road.

It's the place to go to buy gently used children's items, including clothing, toys, books, nursery furniture, strollers, swings, high chairs, cribs and other large toys and furniture.

Shoppers get in free. Arrive early for the best deals. Bring cash in small bills, as checks will not be accepted, and don't forget a large tote bag. Unsold items will be donated to Goodwill.

New fashions

•J.C. Penney has launched a new brand, Joe Fresh, available online and in stores, including at Glenbrook Square. The brand is described as “a stylish and affordable clothing and accessories line for men, women and kids found in Canada and the U.S.” Go to and click on the Joe Fresh logo to see the line.

•Macy's is selling a line of Marilyn Monroe-inspired clothes. The line is not available at the Glenbrook Square store, but you can buy it online. Go to

Old Navy moves

Old Navy is open in its new location next to Michaels craft store in Jefferson Pointe. It's celebrating the move with a grand opening this weekend.

The former Old Navy space is being expanded for a Marshalls store, which will open this summer.

Steak 'n Shake

Thanks to Facebook votes, the store at 6019 Illinois Road won an Up All Night party, so it will be open midnight-4 a.m. Sunday, serving free breakfast tacos and coffee.

Warsaw Women's Expo

The Warsaw Women's Expo is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday at the Orthopaedic Capital Center, 610 E Wooster Road, Winona Lake. Admission is $10 each day. Shop, get a free massage, explore a new interest, attend classes and workshops, sample food, watch cooking demonstrations and enjoy live entertainment.

Lisa Whelchel, who played Blaire Warner in the 1980s sitcom "The Facts of Life," will speak at 1 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

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Know of a store opening, closing or remodeling? Find a good deal? Call Cindy Larson at 461-8284, fax 461-8817, e-mail or write to: In the Bag, C/O The News-Sentinel, PO Box 102, Fort Wayne, IN 46801. To read other columns, go to