Here is my first post about consignment sales.  And my second.

DSC_0020

One of my absolute favorite things to do every spring and fall is shop the baby consignments.   I started going to these back when MG was just a poppyseed in my belly and I’m still going strong.  I first heard about them when searching on Craigslist to find things like “baby bjorn” and started seeing them advertised.

Back in those days, I furnished much of MG’s wardrobe and found amazing deals on many baby essentials.  But what I didn’t know then is that there is a whole underground network of pre-sale passes that are such a hot commodity, you will find yourself meeting friends at a shady corner of a local gas station to exchange passes through the window (totally not at all like a drug deal).

Anyway, I got in totally legit  the night before the sale opened to the public during one  of the prearranged time slots.  Now you definitely don’t have to arrive at a presale time to get good stuff, but it is my favorite way to play.  I love the adrenaline of the long entry line, the frenzy of all the hormonal pregnant women, and the mad dash throughout all corners of the gym in search of the best deal on that one item on your list.

I have been very pleased that MG has adored all of the toys I have purchased at these things (still going strong with the singing teapot, pug purse, shopping cart, etc.)  and I’ve loved the discounted equipment and most especially the clothes.

This year, I walked away with: a Bjorn papasan lounger,

DSC_0012

a twilight turtle (lights up and shines stars on the ceiling)

DSC_0025

brand new tiny diners mat ($2) {parents, do you own these?  We have one and love it for eating out}! ,

a pottery barn brand boppy newborn head rest,

DSC_0024

and a leapfrog lap game + a few other electronic toys for car trips.

In the clothes department, I scored big in dresses for MG. (sidenote: moms of girls, don’t you just love dresses?  They fit through several seasons/sizes.  And now that MG is no longer wearing diapers, she’s having a hard time keeping her 24mo. pants up around her waist but they are getting too short around the ankles.  That means lots of dresses for us!)

DSC_0022

Nearly all of my takeaway included brand names like Mini Boden, Gap, and, Ralph Lauren.  I passed on a few Matilda Jane, tea,  and Mudpie that either weren’t the right size or price (fingers crossed, they’ll still be there on Saturday 1/2 price).

 My favorite being this smocked number which I definitely paid the most for ($10), but up here, these are few and far between…so you have to get while the gettin’s good.

DSC_0021

She also got shoes, sandals and stride rite sneakers for this summer.

DSC_0027

(her faves)

Mayby didn’t get too much but a few zippered sleepers in sizes we’re lacking and one Gymboree romper with matching hat and shoes (couldn’t resist).

DSC_0023

Finally, I scored big on some big bows for both girls that only cost me $2.

DSC_0028

 Al in all I spent just over $100 for everything. (which is my normal takeaway for these sales)

Another consignment sale victory for the books!

12 Comments on Surviving Mamaland: Consignment Sales (part ii)

  1. Cori Wren
    March 7, 2013 at 7:58 pm (5 years ago)

    Great finds!!! Love seeing all the goodies. The Bjorn is different than what I have but now I know what you were talking about!

    Reply
    • Sweet Mama K
      March 8, 2013 at 7:14 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks! I was missing you not being there to help me sort, but I think I did okay in the end 🙂

      Reply
  2. Cori Wren
    March 7, 2013 at 7:58 pm (5 years ago)

    Great finds!!! Love seeing all the goodies. The Bjorn is different than what I have but now I know what you were talking about!

    Reply
    • Sweet Mama K
      March 8, 2013 at 7:14 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks! I was missing you not being there to help me sort, but I think I did okay in the end 🙂

      Reply
  3. Jenny
    March 8, 2013 at 2:48 am (5 years ago)

    I love love love that smocked dress!! Ah!! She would fit right in down here in the South!! 🙂

    Reply
    • Sweet Mama K
      March 8, 2013 at 7:15 pm (5 years ago)

      Haha–I know Jenny! I’m jealous y’all have an abundance of those where you live 🙂

      Reply
  4. Jenny
    March 8, 2013 at 2:48 am (5 years ago)

    I love love love that smocked dress!! Ah!! She would fit right in down here in the South!! 🙂

    Reply
    • Sweet Mama K
      March 8, 2013 at 7:15 pm (5 years ago)

      Haha–I know Jenny! I’m jealous y’all have an abundance of those where you live 🙂

      Reply
  5. Devan
    March 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm (5 years ago)

    So I thought I had updated your info in my reader and it turns out I hadn’t and I’ve been missing all these posts!!! Sad. But a great Friday surprise that I have a bunch to catch up on! Love!

    Reply
    • Sweet Mama K
      March 8, 2013 at 7:15 pm (5 years ago)

      Glad to provide a little Friday entertainment! XO to you and your girls!

      Reply
  6. Devan
    March 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm (5 years ago)

    So I thought I had updated your info in my reader and it turns out I hadn’t and I’ve been missing all these posts!!! Sad. But a great Friday surprise that I have a bunch to catch up on! Love!

    Reply
    • Sweet Mama K
      March 8, 2013 at 7:15 pm (5 years ago)

      Glad to provide a little Friday entertainment! XO to you and your girls!

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comment *