Chicago fall consignment sale calendar


 
 

By Rebecca Little

Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network
 

Kids outgrow clothes so quickly that consignment sales are a great option to save money. (If you only pay $2 for a t-shirt, you don't really care when it meets the business end of a marker.)

 

Save on baby, kid and maternity clothing, as well as gear, toys and furniture, and/or unload the clothing and gear that your kid has outgrown. (Click on the links below for each sale to see consignment rules.)

 

Even if resale isn’t your game, the low prices make these sales worthwhile, especially for babies who can grow out of clothes in a month. But know that some moms take this very seriously. Plenty of diehards line-up early to get first pick. (There's not a lot of smiling at these events. It's all business. Know that before you go.) If you’re just in the market for clothes and toys, being an early bird isn’t that necessary because there is usually plenty to go around. But if you’re looking for a high chair, stroller, or the ever-coveted double stroller? Show up early because those items go first.

 

Do:

Bring a laundry basket to hold your goodies, the collapsible kind is best for your own convenience.

Bring cash. It’s the easiest and fastest way to pay, and the best way to stick to your budget.

Bring a cardboard cutout or foot measurements of your kid’s feet to check which resale shoes will fit.

Come with a list, because these sales can be overwhelming. Know what you need and in what sizes.

 

Don’t:

Bring your kid, if you can avoid it, unless it’s an infant in a sling. Kids aren’t allowed to play with toys at these sales and that’s hard to explain, let alone to enforce, while you’re shopping. Plus, it goes much faster without them.

Bring strollers, they usually aren’t allowed at the sales.


AUGUST

Kids Closet

When: Thursday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Half price sale starts at 3 p.m.) and Saturday, Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Half price day).

Where: Hallmark Sports Club (10850 W. Laraway Rd., Frankfort)

Admission: Free

Purchases: Cash and credit accepted.

 

Children’s Clothing & Toy Resale by Mothers & More of McHenry County

When: Saturday, August 9 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Where: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church (1023 S. McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake)

Admission: $1 or a food pantry item

Purchases: Cash only.

Other details: No strollers permitted; bring a laundry basket or shopping tote.

 

Lots for Tots Consignments

When: Friday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the half-price sale on Sunday, Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Libertyville Sports Complex (1950 N. Hwy. 45, Libertyville)

Admission: Free

Purchases: Cash, Visa, Mastercard and Discover accepted

 

Will County Mothers of Twins Club

When: Saturday, Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Doors close at 11 and reopen at 11:30 a.m. for half price sale on pink tag items)

Where: Romeoville Recreation Center (900 W. Romeo Rd., Romeoville)

Admission: $1 cash

Purchases: Cash only.

Other details: Bring a laundry basket; no strollers or wagons permitted.

 

Babies, Tots n More

When: Friday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Most items half off on Saturday)

Where: Lil’ Kickers (2640 W. Bradley Pl., Chicago)

Admission: Free

Purchases: Cash and credit accepted.

Other details: Large tote bags provided (no outside bags permitted).

 

SEPTEMBER

Step by Step PTA resale

When: Saturday, Sept. 13 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.; half-price sale starts at 11:30 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m.

Where: DuPage County Fairgrounds (2015 Manchester Rd., Wheaton)

Admission: Free.

 

Bugaboo Children’s Consignment Sale

When: Friday Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the half price sale.

Where: Kendall County Fairgrounds (Route 71 and E. Highpoint Rd, Yorkville)

Admission: Free

Purchases: Cash and check accepted.

Other details: No large bags allowed; strollers checked on the way in. Cloth bags, rolling carts, and laundry baskets permitted for shopping.

 

Twice as Nice Mothers of Multiples

When: Saturday, Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Half price sale starts at noon)

Where: Park Ridge Presbyterian Church (1300 W. Crescent Ave., Park Ridge)

Admission: $1

Purchases: Cash only.

Other details: Bring box or laundry basket to shop; no strollers allowed.

 

Tri-Cities Mothers of Twins and Triplets Club

When: Saturday, Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (The half price sale runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Where: Mooseheart Field House (Rt. 31 and Mooseheart Rd., between North Aurora and Batavia)

Admission: $1

Purchases: Cash or check only.

Other details: No laundry baskets or backpacks permitted, but wagons, strollers and large tote bags are allowed.

 

The Lake County Mother of Twins Sale

When: Saturday, Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Where: Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center (2007 Civic Center Way., Round Lake Beach)

Admission: $2

Purchases: Cash only.

 

Rhea Lana's of West Chicagoland

When: Sunday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon (Half price sale)

Where: 1163 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville

Admission: Free

Purchases: Cash or credit

 

Babies 2 Kidz

When: Friday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Most items half off on Sunday)

Where: Kane County Fairgrounds (525 S. Randall Rd., St. Charles)

Purchases: Cash and credit cards

 

Posh Tots Upscale Resale

When: Friday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Location TBD

Purchases: Cash and credit cards

 

Park Ridge Newcomers Club Spring Kids Sale

When: Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: St. Andrews Lutheran Church (260 N. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge)

Admission: $2 cash

Purchases: Cash or credit card; minimum $50 purchase for credit cards. Sales tax charged on all purchases.

Other details: Bring a laundry basket to shop; no strollers or carts allowed.

 

Moms of Multiples

When: Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Where: Unitarian Church of Evanston (1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston)

Admission: $1

Purchases: Cash only

Other details: One laundry basket allowed; no strollers permitted

 

OCTOBER

Highlands Clothing Exchange (for infant and preschool children)

When: Wednesday, Oct. 15, Thursday, Oct. 16, (Many items are half off)

Where: Grace United Methodist Church (300 E. Gartner Rd., Naperville)

Purchases: Cash and check only.

 

Millburn Kids Resale

When: Friday, Oct. 17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m and Saturday, Oct. 18 from 8 p.m. to noon.

Where: Millburn West Middle School (640 Freedom Way, Lindenhurst)

Purchases: Cash only

Other details: No strollers

 

Church of the Nazarene: Children’s Clothing and Toy Resale

When: Saturday, Oct 18 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Where: Church Gym (12725 Bell Rd., Lemont)

Admission: Free

Purchases: Cash only

Other details: One laundry basket allowed; no children or strollers permitted.

 


NOVEMBER

Here Whee Go Again North

When: Thursday, Nov. 20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Rt 12 and Rt 22., Lake Zurich

Admission: $5 for Thursday, otherwise free

Purchases: Cash or credit for purchases over $30

 

Dates Still TBD

Growing Cents of Style

When: Dates TBD

Where: 22N102 Pepper Rd., Lake Barrington

Admission: Free

Purchases: Cash and Visa/Mastercard accepted

Other details: Bring your own bag.

 

Miraculous Multiples Mothers of Twins Club

When: Dates TBD

Where: Huntley Park District (12015 Mill Street, Huntley)

Admission: $1

Purchases: Cash or check accepted

Other details: Bring a laundry basket; no strollers permitted.

 

Twice Trendy

When: Dates TBD

Where: Grundy County Fairgrounds (8890 Route 47, Morris)

Purchases: Cash, credit, and check.

 
 







 
 
 
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