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Christopher and Jennifer Kinka, owners of the Nesting House in Mount Airy, opened a Collingswood branch July 26. Customers turn in children's clothing for cash or store credit on gently used children's clothing or other items.

The Nesting House started in 2010 as a natural extension of the lives of the two women who opened the store. As mothers of small children living in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Jennifer Kinka and Meredith Jacoby sympathized with local consumers’ desires to find quality retail for themselves and their children without breaking budgets, harming the environment or taking advantage of the people behind the products they are purchasing. (To learn more about the business model, read The Nesting House Approach)

In January of 2013, The Nesting House become a true “mom and pop” venture as Jennifer’s husband, Christopher, came in to replace the departing Meredith.Since then, Jen and Chris, with the help of a very dedicated staff, have worked to continue this vision and expand it further. 

Image: Christopher and Jennifer Kinka, owners of the Nesting House Stores.

This expansion has consisted of significantly increasing the new retail offerings at the Mount Airy store, opening of a second store in Collingswood, NJ, and developing a more thorough, informative and current website experience for its customers. The most recent expansion came in the form of a 3rd location in the summer of 2015, located in the West Philadelphia section of the city.