Get ready to shop & save big! Oct.14-15

Written by: Kristin Myers

Want to buy incredible items for your kids and only pay a small fraction of the original cost?  Then mark your calendar for the Babies, Tots n’ More Fall Consignment Event, October 14-15.  Our twice-yearly event features thousands of quality, gently-used or new kids’ and maternity items, including children’s clothing (through Youth size 16), shoes, toys, books, games, baby equipment, furniture, n’ more.

Babies, Tots n’ More is Chicago’s first and only seasonal consignment sale; we know that Chicago Moms have great taste and our event offers the best of the best.   One of our Spring Event shoppers moved out of state, but is planning her Fall visit to Chicago based on our event dates, saying that “none of the sales in Seattle compare to Babies, Tots n’ More”.  Each of our sales begins with Moms lined up to get the first choice of our fabulous deals. Want to sell your items - click here to read more.

PLUS...VIP PRESALE ACCESS GIVEAWAY:

Comment here and email hi@npnparents.org before Oct. 10th for a VIP presale pass which lets you in the door at 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 13th. Get the 1st look and save big!  2 luckly shoppers will be selected.

New to consignment sale shopping? Make the most of your shopping experience; follow these tips from the experts at ConsignmentMommies.com:

#1: Make a list
It’s easier to determine what you need if you know what you have. Take inventory of your little ones’ clothes, shoes and toys—determine what they still wear or will grow into. Make your list based on the items they’ve outgrown.

#2: Shoes and seams
Need an easy way to remember the size of your child’s foot or length of his leg? Trace his shoe on a piece of card stock and cut it out. Use a piece of yarn to measure his pants from waist to hem. Cut the string and affix it to the shoe cutout. This craft project will be useful at the sale as you can easily compare shoes against your cutout and be sure the pants you’ve picked are long enough.

#3: Volunteer
Want access to the cream of the consignment crop before anyone else? Become a consignment sale volunteer. Moms who volunteer shop before the public.

Shopping suggestions

#4: Look high, look low
Children’s clothing sizes vary as much as the weather. ConsignmentMommies.com shoppers recommend looking in the sizes just above and below your child’s actual size. A boutique dress could be tagged a size larger than your daughter typically wears, but may actually fit perfectly in both size and cost.

#5: There’s an app for that
Aren’t sure about a brand? Is it priced correctly? There’s an app for that. Look up questionable items via the Amazon and Ebay apps on your smart phone.

#6: Stockpile then filter
It’s important to grab everything that catches your eye—remember, this isn’t retail, there’s probably only one and you may want it. After you’ve accumulated an assortment of items, find a vacant corner and sort through your collection. Those pants and shirts you found early on may not be as nice as those you later uncovered. Once you’ve filtered your finds, return the pieces you don’t need and do a quick sweep to see what other moms have discarded.

Don’t miss out!  The Babies, Tots n’ More Fall public sale is October 14-15 at 1505 W. Chicago Avenue.  Don't forget to enter the NPN giveaway for access to our VIP presale as well as learning more about early shopping for Volunteers, Consignors, and First Time Moms  on October 13th.  Visit our website at www.babiestotsconsignment.com for more information about our event.

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 8:13 PM