Chicago area spring consignment sale calendar 2014

 
 

By Rebecca Little

Member of the Chicago Parent Blog Network

Kids outgrow clothes so quickly that consignment sales are a great way 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. Just 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 and see if 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.

Below is a roundup of the sales coming up around the area. Happy bargain hunting!


FEBRUARY


Kid Stuff Resale by Mothers & More of McHenry County

When: Saturday, Feb 22 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

Other details: No strollers permitted


Posh Tots Upscale Resale

When: Friday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat., March 1 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday March 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 780 E. Rand Rd., Arlington Heights

Purchases: Cash and credit cards

 


MARCH


Babies 2 Kidz

When: Thursday, March 6 from noon to 7 p.m., Friday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, March 9 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


Growing Cents of Style

When: Saturday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 22N102 Pepper Rd., Lake Barrington

Admission: Free

Purchases: Cash and Visa/Mastercard accepted

Other details: Bring your own bag


Step by Step PTA resale

When: Saturday, March 8 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


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

When: Saturday, March 8 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.


Millburn Kids Resale

When: Friday, March 14 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m and Saturday, March 15 from 8 p.m. to noon

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

Purchases: Cash only

Other details: No strollers


Lots for Tots Consignments

When: Friday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday March 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the half-price sale on Sunday, March 23 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


Park Ridge Newcomers Club Spring Kids Sale

When: Saturday, March 22 from 9:30 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.


Rhea Lana's of West Chicagoland

When: Sunday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (half price sale), Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to noon (half price)

Where: 1421 Lake St., Addison

Admission: Free

Purchases: Cash or credit


Moms of Multiples

When: Saturday, March 29 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

 


APRIL


Tri-Cities Mothers of Twins and Triplets Club

When: Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday March 2 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


Here Whee Go Again South

When: Thursday, April 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (half off day)

Where: Woodfield Village Green Shopping Center (Schaumburg)

Admission: $5 on Thursday, otherwise free

Purchases: Cash or credit for purchases over $30


The Lake County Mother of Twins Sale

When: Saturday, April 5 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

Adler Park Bike Resale

When: Saturday April 5, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Where: Adler Park Lodge, 1640 N. Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville

Admission: Free

Purchases: Cash or check accepted


Miraculous Multiples Mothers of Twins Club

When: Saturday April 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

Admission: $1

Purchases: Cash or check accepted

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


Kids Closet

When: Thursday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (half price sale starts at 3 p.m.), and Saturday, April 12 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


Will County Mothers of Twins Club

When: Saturday, April 12 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

Purchases: Cash only

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


Trendy Tots Resale

When: Friday, April 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (half price)

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

Admission: Free

Purchases: Cash and credit

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


Here Whee Go Again North

When: Thursday, April 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday April 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 291 S. Rand Rd., Lake Zurich

Admission: $5 for Thursday, otherwise free

Purchases: Cash or credit for purchases over $30


Highlands Clothing Exchange (for infant and preschool children)

When: Thursday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday April 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., when many items are half off.

Where: Highlands Elementary School (525 S. Brainard St., Naperville)

Purchases: Cash and check only.


Babies, Tots n More

When: Friday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Most items half off on Saturday)

Where: Daystar School (1550 S. State St., Chicago)

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

 


MAY


Bugaboo Children's Consignment Sale

When: Friday May 2 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday May 3 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.

 
 





 
 
 
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