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Children’s/Maternity Consignment Store to Open Downtown

On the Turtles Back, a children and maternity consignment store, is opening in the former Larkin Art Studios on Water Street. Press release with more info added Tuesday 4/28 at 10am:

A group of young mothers, Rebecca Joyner, Mariza Dovis, and Rian Dovis have found themselves in the perfect economic climate to open their new business in downtown Harrisonburg.

Their consignment shop, On the Turtle’s Back, will have children’s clothes and maternity apparel as well as natural, wholesome goods for families.  The three women decided to find a way to offer affordable family goods to the community which still allowed them to maintain a family-focused lifestyle.  After years of friendship and family ties, the trio will have their grand opening this Saturday, May 2nd, at their downtown location, 10 Newman Avenue.

On the Turtle’s Back will sell a combination of high-quality consignments and local wholesome goods for mothers, infants, and toddlers.  Many products offered will be natural, organic, or hand-made and all items will be from the local area.  By providing local products, the entrepreneurs feel that “we greatly reduce our carbon imprint and benefit the local economy” says Rian Dovis, co-owner of On the Turtle’s Back.  The store will also offer classes and workshops on birth and parenting, as well as hosting fun activities for the whole family.

Info at ontheturtlesback@gmail.com.

Mariza, Becca and Rian are the proprietors of On the Turtles Back, soon to open on Water Street. Helping to model is Oleana, who will be helping to sew dresses for sale at the store.

Mariza, Becca and Rian are the proprietors of On the Turtles Back, soon to open on Water Street. Helping to model is Oleana, who will be helping to sew dresses for sale at the store.

New dresses designed by Kathleen Temple will be available for about $60 each. Temple is excited to offer maternity dresses that any woman would be happy to wear.

New dresses designed by Kathleen Temple will be available for about $60 each. Temple is excited to offer maternity dresses that any woman would be happy to wear.

Maternity top with ruched-back

Maternity top with ruched-back

Maternity wrap dress designed by Kathleen Temple for On the Turtle's Back.

Maternity wrap dress designed by Kathleen Temple for On the Turtle's Back.

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3 thoughts on “Children’s/Maternity Consignment Store to Open Downtown

  1. Pingback: More Previews of Dresses from On the Turtle’s Back « Ask Eddie

  2. I was very surprised when I visited this new store. Everything seemed so expensive for a consignment shop.
    Thought I was going into a “earthy, green living, mother” shop, only to find it was an overpriced high end consignment, like we don’t have enough of those around all ready. Who would wear a $60 cocktail dress in Harrisonburg?

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