Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Consignment Treasures

This week, I got to participate in one of my most favorite days ever: consignment shopping. I love shopping for my boy, and when I can do it while saving a boatload of money, well, there's just not much better.

So I packed up my money and my laundry basket and headed out to preview night on Monday night, fully expecting to wait out in the cold for a solid hour like I had back in August. You know how you know you're going to have a great shopping trip? When there's no line and you can just walk right in a get to shoppin'. Awesome.

I hit up the shoes first since those are very expensive in the shore and I know those things sell out so quickly. I was able to score 5 pair of shoes! Being one of the first shoppers at the sale, I had the luxury of being picky about the quality of the shoe and the price of the shoe. And though the boxes were full of shoes selling for $10, I most I paid was $4 for a pair.

Then I booked it over to the 24 month boys rack. I was pretty torn about the sizes to buy this year since last year, the boy grew out of his summer clothes by the end of August. And although 18 month clothing is just a bit big on him right now, I didn't want to risk him outgrowing his clothes again. So 24 months and 2T it was. I'm not going to lie: it kind of hurts my heart a little to say that I bought my kid some 2T clothes. He may as well just go to kindergarten next year.

Again, because I was one of the first people to scour the racks, I was able to be very picky about how much I was willing to pay for good quality clothing. Most of the shorts I bought were $1 a piece. Seriously. And thsoe camo shorts in the bottom picture? 50 cents. I'm not even kidding.

I fully intend to hit up Goodwill in a few months and make some more rompers out of men's dress shirts. I did this last year when Cohen grew out of all his clothes, and those rompers were my favorite things he wore all year. But until then, we've got these. Most were $2 or $3 each. That grey one in the middle? $1. You just can't put something like that back on the rack.

I found the pajamas to be priced pretty high this year, but I was able to pick out 4 sets for about $3 each. My big splurge was the red set at the bottom for $4. I couldn't help it -- it was just too cute.

Finally, I pick out a swimset for Cohen. The top was $2 and the Old Navy bottoms were $3. The floral ones were $1.

So I entered the checkout line with $95 worth of clothing and shoes in my basket. But, you know, 2 hours of line waiting is brutal on your wallet. I ended up putting an interative toy tractor and a bunch of really fun books in my basket as well. I don't have pictures of those as the boy has already claimed them and is happily playing.

My grand total? $108 for 5 pair of shoes, 10 shirts, 14 shorts, 6 rompers, 7 pajama sets, 2 swim trunks, 1 swim top, 1 tractor toy, 36 baby clothes sized hangers, 6 board books, 1 bag of cookies, and 2 Diet Cokes (one for me and one for the woman behind me who let me jump out of the line over and over again to get something else that caught my eye.

Can't get much better than that.

 then, she {snapped}NapTime MomTog


  1. Don't you just love consignment sales? Looks like you got some great finds!

  2. Sounds like you got quite the bargains.

  3. I've never been to a consignment sale. That looks like you made such awesome bargains!

  4. WOW! You found some awesome deals!!


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