I buy most of Jaye’s clothes at big kids consignment sales. I like that I can do all the shopping in one big batch each season. Everyone knows you save money at kids consignment sales, but I still always wondered how much money does shopping at kids consignment sales really save? Right now I am preparing for the fall round of consignment sales, including the biggest one, Just Between Friends Fort Worth. So this seemed like a good time to figure out how big the savings really are.
Last spring, I went to consignment sales for all of Jaye’s summer clothing. She needed size 2t, which we didn’t own any of, so I needed a full summer wardrobe. After my shopping trip, I came home with 30 different items of clothing (shirts, dresses, shorts) and 2 pairs of shoes. Total spent: $88.
But how much money did I save at the consignment sale? Well, let’s see.
Example 1: Save Money at Kids Consignment Sales on Hanna Anderson clothing.
I bought 2 dresses, 2 skirts, and 1 hoodie from Hanna Anderson. Dresses there are currently on sale for $25, skirts for $28, and hoodies are full price at $48. Total retail: $154. I paid $11 for both dresses, $4.50 for each skirt, and $4 for the hoodie. Total I paid: $24. Total savings: $130.
Example 2: Save Money at Kids Consignment Sales on Gymboree clothing.
From Gymboree, I bought 7 pairs of shorts and 4 shirts. Shirts are currently on sale for $10. Shorts are on sale for $5-15. Total retail price: $110 (based on current summer sale prices). Total I paid: $20. Total savings: $90.
Example 3: Save Money at Kids Consignment Sales on Baby Gap clothing.
I bought 3 shirts and 1 pair of shorts from Baby Gap. Right now, shirts and shirts are on sale for about $10 a piece. Total retail price: $40 (based on current summer sale prices). Total I paid: $10. Total savings: $30.
So how much money did I save at the kids consignment sales? I saved a total of $250 or 80% off the retail SALE price by shopping at a kids consignment sale!
Now, granted I bought used clothing and am comparing it to brand new retail prices. But, I’m really picky and only chose items that are in good condition and from brands that I know last well. Plus, Jaye is 2 and likely to stain her new fancy clothes just as fast as the cheaper consignment version!
So now that we know how much money you save at kids consignment sales, it’s time for the details about the sales AND A GIVEAWAY!
The biggest kids consignment sale in the area is the Just Between Friends (JBF) sale in Fort Worth. And when I say “biggest,” I mean “Texas Big” like really really big. The fall JBF sale in Ft. Worth is August 28 – September 9, but check out their website for details because some of those days are reserved for restocking!
If you are looking to save money at kids consignment sales in the DFW area this fall, check out my guide to DFW consignment sales. It’s got a full calendar with times, dates, and locations for all the DFW kids consignment sales this fall.
Another way to save money at kids consignment sales is to enter this giveaway! JBF Fort Worth is giving away a $15 gift certificate to ONE reader. Giveaway ends Aug. 13 at midnight. I’ll pick a winner (randomly via Rafflecopter) on Wed. Aug. 14 and contact that lucky duck via email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before I declare them a slow poke and have to pick another winner. The winner will pick up their prize (and redeem it!) at the JBF Fort Worth sale, so make sure you’re in town for one of the dates.