I've been a long time patron of a local consignment sale. It used to be called Child-to-Child, back when Jaina was a toddler. I remember the first time I ever went there I found her a beautiful red silky night gown and robe.... absolutely identical to the one I had when I was 2 or 3. She ended up wearing it for years, even when she'd totally outgrown it and couldn't button it in the back.
I finally started selling some of her clothes when I got pregnant with Jayce. Not very many because I knew people I could pass them down to instead. Although I love selling my children's clothes at this bi-yearly sale, I still always offer them to friends for first dibs.
I used to keep my shopping at the sale to what I made in profit at the sale. Then I would spend hundreds of dollars on brand new clothes for the kids from Old Navy, Target, Children's place, and Gymboree.
Why? I think its because I saw the used consignment clothes as "play" clothes instead of their "real" Fall or Spring wardrobe. It quickly became apparent that my kids actually preferred the clothes they got to pick out for $5 instead of the brand new $20 outfits I'd buy.
Now I try to do the majority of my shopping at the consignment sale. Jaina picked out the following clothes herself and then did a fashion show for me when we got home :)
Don't worry, its a skort. No 2nd grade boy can look up her skirt on the playground :)
We found two pairs of PJ's for her right away:
It may not be a wired-hair fox terrier on her jeans, but its a super cute dog anyway!
Yep, she's a CUTIE alright :)
This sweater we found is from an old line at Gymboree. How do we know? Well, Jaina had an almost identical sweater when she was 18 months old :)
I wasn't crazy about this dress on the rack at the sale, but Jaina insisted. And I'm glad she did because its super cute on her!
Showing me her sparkly buttons:
So, how do you feel about consignment sales?