Okay. I’ll be honest. I can’t actually think of any con’s when it comes to consignment sale shopping for my children. Now, this wasn’t always the case. I admit, I can tend to be a bit, well, snobbish (for lack of a better word) when it comes to things like dollar theaters, thrift stores, garage sales, restaurants specializing in pancakes or waffles and the like. Consignment shopping used to be high up on the “I just don’t do that” list. I figured, sure, it might save a buck or two but I prefer to go to stores where I know I’ll find what I’m looking for. Oh, I’d wait for sales and sign up for store emails to receive coupons, but still I preferred the ease and convenience of conventional shopping to the chaos and mess of what I assumed consignment sales were sure to be. One of my hang-ups – it’s about to get real all up in here. Don’t judge. – came from a fear of my children walking around looking like they were wearing consigned clothes. Looking back, I suppose somewhere in my subconscious I must have believed that people tried to pawn off dirty, worn clothes that their kids were done messing up on poor, unsuspecting schmucks who happened to be looking for a bargain. In our home, we work hard to raise our children to be respectful and obedient, and as a part of that training, looking clean and presentable when leaving the house or entertaining was a part of that. So clearly (in my narrow minded view) that couldn’t be achieved with whatever I happened to piece together at the nearest consignment or garage sale. Well, long story short, I’m happy to report that I am a consignment sale convert! I will never forget the first moment I stepped into Boutique For A Week’s fall sale three years ago. After taking a moment to swallow my pride once I realized just how wrong I had been, I walked up and down rows upon rows of adorable little girl clothes and hardly worn newborn pieces for my baby boy that were – get this – primarily name brand, in stellar condition and incredibly priced. Before I knew it, I had two completely full shopping baskets waiting for me by checkout. And I hadn’t even hit the shoe racks or tables laden with toys! I was sold (pun intended). I brought home my bags of loot and promptly laid everything out the living room floor, detailing the price of each and every item to my dear, long-suffering husband. And the best part? My kids still looked cute. The quality and selection of clothes has improved at each BFAW sale I’ve attended and, yes, I’ve made sure to hit each spring/fall sale BFAW has offered. I have not paid full retail price for a single article of my children’s clothing since my first BFAW consignment sale. And that includes specialty items such as Easter Dresses and coordinating Christmas clothes for my babies.
Have you heard about all the ways Boutique For A Week is supporting our community? Won’t you join us in helping those in need. Check out three ways you can partner with us in supporting our local community.
Its my favorite time of the year, right before sale time. Why is it my favorite? Because I love giving away early shopping passes. Detailed below you’ll find four ways to enter to win one of 10 Early Shopping Passes. Pick one or all three, its up to you!
Sensible Learning, LLC presents a new “Mommy and Me” class focused on early literacy. The classes will be taught by Della Palacios, M. Ed and will be held at The Epiphany Place.
This is part three of our Baby Essentials series. Part one included what you need for transporting your darling little one, part two included how to get your baby to sleep and eat and today we’ll discuss outfitting your baby.
This is part two of our Baby Essentials series. Part one included what you need for transporting your darling little one! Today we’ll discuss sleeping arrangements and feeding your little ones.
Whether you’re a minimalist or a baby gear aficionado, there is no getting around it. From the moment you see those two pink lines on your first positive pregnancy test (who knew a pair of parallel lines could be so cute!?) until you’re waddling around packing your bag for the hospital, your mind is most likely reeling trying to make sure you’re as prepared as can be for your new baby’s arrival. While baby registries and online checklists can be helpful, they can also be overwhelming when you’re trying to figure out what is necessity and what you can do without. So whether you’re a first time mommy or a well-seasoned parent, we hope the next few posts will help you to narrow down the shopping list and get you excited about the savings and deals you can find at Boutique For a Week’s fall sale.
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