So yesterday I went through our 0-3 and 3-6 month clothes and sorted them into piles. I was mainly searching for clothes I thought a local consignment store might purchase. I looked at their website, printed out "our favorite brands" and checked each and every tag. I also checked each outfit for stains and general wear & tear. I snapped all the snaps, zipped all the zippers, and folded them. Packed them neatly in my go green bags and was ready to take them in for cash. I had over 50 clothing items that were on the "our favorite brand list" without stains. I also took a diaper bag, play mat, and baby bathtub.
After 45 minutes in the store they bought 6 outfits, the diaper bag, and the play mat. I walked away with almost $22. I bought 2 shirts for Ty which cost me $8. The 6 outfits they bought included only name brands (GAP, Gymboree, Children's Place, Osh Kosh, and 2 Ralph Lauren). They didn't buy any Carter's even though it was listed as a favorite brand. All those fancy brands I had to sell were gifts! I'm a Carter's girl. I love their sleepers. I have to say, I was pretty dissapointed with how much they bought. Especially after spending 45 minutes perusing the store and seeing some of the not so nice clothing on the racks. There were some really cute things but then there were definitely lots of stuff that wasn't as nice as they stuff I brought in that THEY DIDN'T BUY. Maybe it's because teenage girls choose what gets bought and what doesn't. Aaarrgghh. I really wanted to say will you tell me what was wrong with all the other stuff?!! Why didn't you want it?? Oh, and they had TONS of Bumbo seats they were selling for $37.99 (which is $2 less than what Ty's Mimi payed at Toys-R-Us) and the bumbo trays for $12.99. Did you know you can get a bumbo tray at Target for only $9.99? I also saw a cute onesie that was $12 just because it was Gymboree. No thanks, not that cute! I could pay less than $12 and get something brand new at Target...or Old Navy!
Needless to say, I was frustrated. Are there any other consignment stores out there that buy children's clothes? Have you had any luck?