Friday, March 12, 2010

Happiness is a consignment sale

Twice a year, there is a children's consignment sale in Charlottesville. I learned of it last fall when a friend took me there. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to head down to the spring sale, but I'm really glad that I did. I noticed that when I had Sierra in a size 2T jacket the other day that it is just barely too big for her, so she's going to be wearing size 2 any day now. And, she has no clothes for summer. That's the beauty of the consignment sale. You can get a lot for not a lot of money. Definitely a bonus when your child is going to be wearing the item for a matter of months before it is retired!

This particular sale actually started last weekend, so we were catching the end of the sale. This is not the best option for selection, but it was great for prices. Today almost everything was 50%. I think that whatever's left tomorrow will be 75% off. I did manage to get several summer outfits for Sierra, though, but I had also wanted to find a potty seat and there were none left. Too bad.

After spending a grand total of $33.00, we ended up with six outfits and a spring jacket.
My favorite purchases? The jacket and the outfit next to it. That skirt is brand new, tags still on it for $4. And it's sooo cute!
Looks like I was on a bit of a skirt kick, though. I now realize I will have to fill in some pants and maybe a little sweater or two. We're off to a good start, though!


  1. Yay for cheap kids clothes!!! I could shop for Abbie every day of the year and never get tired of it, although I'd probably run out of money...

  2. I'll have to see what I can find here in Galena.