Right after Cale was born, I had a friend tell me about some consignment sales in Dallas. I went last fall, feeling very reluctant and not sure what to expect. I have to admit, I am not a fan of TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Ross, or any store where I have to wade through clothing racks. Don't get me wrong...I love their prices, but sometimes the effort is not worth it to me. I guess I can justify shopping at the Gap or other stores that I might spend a little more money at, because chances are, I'll be able to wear the outfit several times over the course of several months or even years. Because Cale is a growing boy, he grows out of clothes so quickly! It is so hard for me to spend money on clothes for him, knowing that he will be out of them after 3-4 wears, and there is no guarantee that we will have another little boy to pass those clothes down to. Anyway, I had very low expectations about the consignment sale I went to, knowing that it would probably be a gigantic version of a TJ Maxx type shopping event. I will say that I did peg it correctly. It is very much like shopping at TJ Maxx or Marshalls, but WAY better, in my opinion. I went to the consignment sale called Just Between Friends, in Plano. I had signed up as a "First Time Mom" (meaning I had a child less than 1), so I got to shop before it was open to the public. I was in awe/shock over the amount of STUFF there. Everything from furniture to toys to clothes to shoes to baby baths, and anything else you could possibly imagine was there. I found so many cute clothes for Cale and basically got his entire fall/winter wardrobe for $100. After that, I was hooked.
So, this week is the Spring JBF sale. I discovered that if I consigned any items (even just one), I could get in a day before the sale was open to the public and even before the "First Time Moms". Since things fly off the shelves pretty quickly, I wanted to have the best opportunity I could to get the good stuff! Yesterday, I took my consignment items (which I will make money off of by the end of the week) and dropped them off. Today, I got to go shop. I went straight for all the polo items and ended up with over 80% of my purchase being polo gear. I was able to get 12-18mo clothes and complete Cale's summer/early fall wardrobe for a grand total of $84! I also got a few toys that I had been eyeing in the store. Amazing! Below are pictures of a few of my favorite things that I found!!
This is a wooden ALEX car track with 4 cars that flip down the ramp. Cale loves it! I saw it for $50 in the store...I got it at JBF for $5!
Cale loves music, so I've been wanting to get him something like this for a while. They are not too expensive in the store...around $15. I got it for $5.
These are PRECIOUS brown sandals, that have very sturdy soles. Great for when Cale begins walking. They have only been worn once and cost the seller $20. I got them for $4.
This is a RL Polo shirt and 18mo RL Polo Navy Slacks. Love them.
The shirt was $6 and the pants were $4.
I got all four of these shorts for $10. Two of them are boutique brand!
I LOVE these outfits! A blue/white checked RL Polo button down with Gap Chocolate Brown Cargo shorts...Total: $10. Yellow RL Polo shirt with Bowen Shorts....Total: $11
And my very favorite item of all times - rompers! The middle one is RL Polo and really thin - great for summertime in Dallas. Total for all 3 ropers: $11.
I think I'm officially a consignment junkie! I am addicted!