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Children's Consignment Store - A Mother's Dream Come True!

Updated on June 16, 2014

After a few months of having your first child you learn quite a bit about life with a child.  One of the things that kind of smack you in the face is the price of infant clothing!  I was amazed that such a tiny piece of fabric could cost as much as my maternity shirts.  After spending so much money on these cute little outfits, your baby will throw up on them -among other things. 

As they grow to become toddlers, you find that they may not throw up on the clothing so much, but you begin to dislike ketchup and what it does to toddler clothing.  And if the food stains aren't bad enough, there is always the tears and stains from them falling.  You start to really dislike having to buy expensive new clothing for your ever growing infant, baby, and toddler.

If you haven't been introduced to the wonderful world of consignment shops yet, please let me introduce you!  These stores are a mom's dream come true!  People take clothes that no longer fit their children to the consignment shop, the consignment shop prices the clothing and takes care of selling it to the public.  The shop owner and the person who brought the clothes in split the sale price.  And, the prices are typically very affordable.

This past weekend, I purchased 21 summer outfits for both of my girls for less than $60.  This included 7 outfits with the original tags still attached.  One outfit in particular was a batik print summer dress for my daughter, original price was $25.50 and I ended up paying $2.50 for it.  Incredible, right?

Now, I know there are some people that refuse to purchase used clothing for their children, but when it comes down to it, this is a great place to reign in your budget if you are looking to cut some costs.  Some consignment stores also sell toys, furniture, clothing for the rest of the family, books, strollers, and many other items.

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      Geolina 6 years ago

      Great hub! I´ve got twins of four and buy a lot second hand. Apart from saving money, you can be sure second hand clothes are free of pesticides and other nasty chemicals you don´t want to get in contact with your kids skin.

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