Sunday, September 28, 2008

Consignment Sale Time

There are consignment shops all over town. And of course there's stores like Goodwill. But, our local Junior League puts on a kids consignment sale twice a year. The fall/winter sale is here. I've been putting money back here and there to be able to really shop for Paige. The ladies of the Junior League are picky about what they accept. They do not accept clothes that are stained, torn, or with missing buttons.

The sale opens to the public on Wednesday at 10 am. I've volunteered to work a 4 hour shift, so I got to shop today with the other volunteers. The sale opened to us today at 4. I got there at 3:30 and was already almost at the end of the sidewalk from the building. Next Saturday is half price day. Anything without a red dot is half off. I'll go back then to shop for my friend Nikki. Today, I was shopping just for us. I did pretty well to. Here's my total:

1 dress
3 skirts
1 overalls
5 sweaters
13 shirts
11 pants
1 hat
1 jacket
1 sit & spin
8 Bob the Builder toy trucks.

Total spent? $132. Not too bad. The items I bought were name brand. I got a Ralph Lauren Polo sweater, purple with buttons at the shoulder, barely worn, $4. Tommy Hillfiger pants, look new, $4. Gap sweater dress, $5. Other name brands I got are Gymboree, Old Navy, Bongo, Gap, Osh Kosh & Levis. Usually I'm not about name brands. But, when buying used clothing I want something I know will hold up to more washings.

We have lots of pink, lots of sparlies, flowers & stripes. Of course there's the usual assortment of embroidery & rhinestones. Paige can uphold her title of best dressed at daycare again this winter. I get compliments all the time on how cute she's dressed. I've had Moms tell me they just can't afford $45 Polo sweaters for a 2 year old. I can't either. I can afford it for $4 though!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the America's Thrift Store down the street from me. I have bought Talbot's Kids, Gap, Gymboree, and Chicken Noodle brand dresses new with tags! And they're still super cheap. It's a nice feeling to get a good deal :)