Twice a year a lady in my mom’s town hosts a consignment sale. Apparently it started in her home and has grown to a local church building. My friend Kelly had two early bird passes, which she kindly shared with me. We went Wednesday afternoon to get some deals. Kelly has three kids and had some specific stuff she was looking for. I am pretty set for my kids but went looking for good deals on summer clothes. I hear summer lasts longer in Texas.
I did well. I would’ve gotten a lot more, but I kept reminding myself that all I buy has to fit in the van on the way to TX. That limited my impulse buys. (as my man sighs in relief)
I got another bathing suit and rash guard for Buddy. His current one is 6-12 months, so I don’t think it’ll make it all summer. I couldn’t resist the plaid overalls…too cute!
This year’s selection of shoes wasn’t great for the sizes my kids wear, but I did find a pair of Crocs…with Mickey Mouse shapes! Baby Girl loves them! I also found her a bathing suit for $2. How can you go wrong at that price?
My best deals, though, were not clothes. The Melissa & Doug calendar was $3.50. Yes, you heard me. $3.50! Baby Girl gets confused about days and weeks, so I’ve been looking for something like this. I planned to get something when we got settled in our new home, but I wasn’t about to pass up this deal. It came with the magnets for the date, days, holidays, etc. I also found a stack of 4 board books for $1.50. The Sandra Boynton book sold me (Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs), but the other three are great, too.
In total, I spent $24 and change. When I got home my mom told me she wanted to get Baby Girl the calendar for her birthday. It retails at $24! So I’d say I did alright, wouldn’t you?
On the last day of the sale almost everything is marked to 50% off (if the seller chooses to do so). My mom and I went this morning to see if there was anything left. I ended up getting more deals. They really didn’t have a lot for 12 or 18 months, so poor Buddy didn’t get anything. My mom assures me that he isn’t upset about it.
Again, good deals! The most expensive thing was the Gap cable knit cardigan, and I paid $2.50 for it. I figured it would work over her lightweight dresses in the winter. The white shirt with the flower was $.50! I paid less than $8 for this stuff.
So, all in all, good deals for me this weekend. I am excited about what I got. Most of the clothing is name-brand. I’m not a name-brand snob, but if I can get it for cheaper than the cheap stuff…score!
I love this consignment sale. I will miss it in TX! The lady in charge and I have talked. If there isn’t one in TX I’m going to look into starting one…down the road, when I’m a little more settled.
Do you have sales like this where you live?