If you’re looking to revamp your
wardrobe at a reasonable price and
make a little extra cash along the way,
doing business with a consignment
shop could be a smart move.
Pass It On Consignments, a newly
relocated consignment shop, opened
the doors of its new downtown
location across from the Portage
County Library this past August.
The consignment store was
originally located on Post Road for
two and a half years, but had to
relocate and move downtown by
December of this year because of
the Post Road reconstruction and
Kelly Kizewski, the owner of
Pass It On Consignments, is happy
with the store’s new location.
“The atmosphere, the street
frontage, the energy from being
downtown and people always being around...it’s just a lot more
energetic,” Kizewski said.
The new location also has a
different floor concept, structured
with four floors instead of one open
floor plan, like they had in Plover.
“It was convenient because now
we can separate our departments
and we can really organize better. So
that’s a big improvement from our
Plover location,” Kizewski said.
Danielle Arndt, a senior majoring
in health care administration, likes
the new location of the store and after
browsing the store was able to find a
couple of things for her apartment.
“It’s a really nice store with lots of
cute things,” Arndt said.
When Pass It On Consignments
first opened two and a half years ago,
the merchandise was pretty scarce.
“We just had family and friends
bringing stuff in so we’d have stuff
in the store,” Kizewski said. “I would
say it took maybe a good month
before it actually looked like a full store.”
Kizewski enjoys her job and has learned a lot from opening her own
“I just wanted to open up a little
store, but it’s a lot more complicated
than that. It was a big learning
process,” Kizewski said. “In my
previous jobs I enjoyed working with
the people and here that’s all we do
is talk with people. We love, me and
everyone who works here, arranging
and rearranging and decorating
because we’re always getting new
stuff in, so that part is fun too.”
One of the many unique qualities
of consignment stores is that you
never know what you are going to
Ashley Geier, a student majoring
in Health and Wellness management,
loves consignment stores and all the
interesting items you can find.
“My friend actually found her
stolen fleece jacket at a consignment
shop not too long ago,” Geier said.
“She was able to find out who took it
because everything that is brought in
Pass It On has a variety of clothes
for women, juniors and men. They
also sell decor, house wares, books
and much more.
“We do not take children’s
clothes. Although lots of people have
been asking about children’s clothes,
so that’s something I might think
about doing,” Kizewski said.
Pass It On is always accepting
jeans, T-shirts, sweatshirts, house
ware, decor, jewelry, collectables,
tools, books, shoes, linens, small
appliances and accessories. They
also accept furniture and a few other
larger items, but they require you to
call ahead of time.
Intake is accepted from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays
and Fridays and 10 a.m. to noon on