Looking to build your kids’ fall wardrobe without breaking the bank? Children’s consignment sales are a great option. Held seasonally at venues throughout the South Shore, consignment events are great for those who need to fill their closets, as well as those who need to empty them.
For buyers, it couldn’t be simpler, just show up at the sale, preferably with a large basket or tote to hold all your treasures, and shop away. Consigning is a breeze as well, with the upside being you earn money from your items in one weekend, instead of waiting weeks or months for your items to sell.
Most of the area seasonal consignment events offer exclusive “VIP” presale nights before they open up to the public. You can gain access to the presale by either becoming a consignor, or volunteering to work at the sale.
South Shore Mamas has had the privilege of shopping at a couple of these fabulous sales, and we can’t wait visit even more this fall. Check out the list below, and mark your calendars now!
SCITUATE ROCKS CONSIGNMENT SALE
Where: Harbor United Methodist Church
When: October 20
THE CHILDREN’S CLOTHESLINE
Where: Cardinal Cushing Gym, 405 Washington Street, Hanover
When: September 14-15 and November 9-10
THE CHILDREN’S CLOSET SALE
Where: St Mary’s School Gymnasium, 106 Washington Street, Taunton, MA
When: September 21-22, and November 9-10
THE GIVING TREE
Where: Knights of Columbus Hall, 582 Bedford Street, Bridgewater MA
When: September 28-29
THERE THEY GROW AGAIN
Where: Riley Hall, Rt 139 in Hanover
When: September 26-28
SEASIDE MOTHERS OF MULTIPLE SEMIANNUAL CONSIGNMENT SALE
Where: St. Christine’s Parish, 1295 Main Street, Marshfield
When: September 21, 2013
Where: Wrentham, MA
When: Fall dates TBA
- Shop early. If you can get into the VIP/pre-sales, do it. Consign or volunteer, it’s worth it to get to the best items early. Plus, most sales will give you a higher percentage of your proceeds when you volunteer!
- Make a list. There will be a TON of items to look through and it can be a little overwhelming at first. Make a list of your top needs, maybe even noting full selling price for big items so you know when you spot a great deal.
- Bring a basket or tote. Something you can carry comfortably, that fits a lot. You need to have both hands free to shop!
Can’t make any of these sales, but still want to shop or consign? Check out one of the many excellent consignment shops in the area (see our directory listing here).