In recent experience, I have found that clothes on consignment are priced according to brand name more than they are according to condition. For example, a 7-seasons ago sweater from the Gymboree covered with pills and probably a small stain is usually priced higher than an entire outfit from Carters new with the tags attached. And it's for that very reason that I try to avoid shopping at places like that. Like I said, if I can get something brand new for 3 or 4 bucks a piece at a store like Kohls or Target, there is no way I'm gonna pay 7 or 8 dollars for something used. Even if it does have a Gymboree label!
This weekend my sister and I took a little trip to one of my favorite places to score quality kids clothes at dirt-cheap prices. It's a huge thrift store in town with a great selection of kids clothes at a one-price fits all attitude. They happened to be running a BOGO special on kid's shorts (priced at $1.59each!), and all other items are buy 5 get the 6th for free. At $2.39 a piece, how can you go wrong? I managed to get 17 items in all for a total of $31. (Including 4 2-piece PJ sets that were brand new!) That's less than 2 dollars each on average, and definitely fits into my lowest price rule. Here are a couple of cute things that I scored for the girls:
I absolutely fell in love with this dress. It's still a size too big for Katelyn (and about 2 1/2 sizes too big for teeny-tiny Olivia!), but I know we'll get plenty of use out of it in years to come!
Love, love, love the ribbon and lace detail:
Denim skirt with leggings and boots this fall? Um... yes, please!
Another adorable skirt great for lounging around:
I don't want to bore you with pictures of the other 14 items, but let's just say my trip was a huge success. So, if you are like me and not wanting to pay an arm and a leg for clothes that your kids are going to wear for one season (or maybe not even, if they are anything like my dirty three...) I highly suggest checking out your local thrift shops, Goodwill Stores, and Salvation Army. Sure, there are a lot of DUDS in these places, but also a lot of treasures to be found!