I look forward to this time of year. Just when my little boy’s belly begins sticking out from under his shirts (so cute) and his pants start getting a little too snug and short (not so cute) consignment season rolls around! I think I’m like a lot of moms out there. I love to dress my son in fashionable clothes, but I don’t want to pay full price for them. Sure, there are days when something catches my eye and I just “have to have it” and I will pay full price, but that rarely happens. I’d much rather get a good deal. That’s why consignment sales are such a great place to shop and here in the North Valley, there are several that are worth your time.
When: March 10th-17th
Where: Glendale Market Square Shopping Center (17045 N. 59th Avenue in the NE corner of Bell Road and 59th Avenue)
For times, go to website: www.nwphoenix.rhealana.com/csssaleinfo
What you’ll find: Name brand and boutique brand children’s clothing. You’ll also find children’s furniture, toys and baby equipment.
Why you should go: This sale is great because of how long it is open – 8 days! Even busy moms are bound to get there at least one day if not two. I also look forward to shopping the big selection of new Melissa & Doug toys. This is a great place to get brand new toys at a discounted price for upcoming birthdays and even Christmas gifts.
50% off Day: There are actually two days you can stop by to check out what’s half off, Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday Noon-6pm.
Charity Information: Consignors are able to donate their unsold items to Ameripsych, a group that helps foster families.
Kid’s Closet Connection
When: March 12th-15th
Where: Mountain Ridge Church (23104 N. 67th Avenue, Glendale)
For times, go to website: www.kidscloset.biz
What you’ll find: Toys, clothing, baby and children’s equipment and furniture
Why you should go: This is one of the area’s largest sales. More than 200 families participate, so you can imagine how much stuff that many kids can generate. What I like most about this sale is that it has a ton of toys. So, if you can’t get there on the first day, there’s still plenty of toys to choose from.
50% off Day: This sale discounts both clothing and other items on Friday 9am-3pm.
Charity Information: Consignors can opt to donate their unsold items to ThriftSmart, a local non-profit that distributes goods to several charities.
Just Between Friends
When: March 15th-17th
Where: Thunderbird School of International Management (59th Avenue between Thunderbird Road and Greenway Road)
For times, go to website: www.nwphoenix.jbfsale.com
What you’ll find: Maternity/pregnancy and baby items. Clothing for kids 0 to teens. Furniture, sporting goods and video games.
Why you should go: I went to this sale a couple of years ago and found some great deals on a couple of larger items, including a little tricycle. I couldn’t believe the bike was still there because it was the last day and I got it for $15. It looked nearly new.
50% Off Day: You can get 25% off on Saturday 5pm-7pm and 50% off on Sunday 8am-1pm.
Charity Information: This sale donates merchandise to Kidz 2 Kidz Klozet which supports foster families in our area.
MOMS Club of Phoenix-Happy Valley Baby and Kid’s Sale
When: April 5th-6th
Where: Foothills Christian Church (3951 W. Happy Valley Rd., Glendale)
For times, go to website: http://hvmomskidsale.blogspot.com
What you’ll find: Clothing, toys, furniture, baby equipment, books and videos
Why you should go: In the interest of full disclosure, I am a part of the MOMS Club of Phoenix-Happy Valley. I actually found out about the MOMS Club through this sale when I was pregnant a few years ago. At the time, I didn’t know what I needed or what I should have, but I got some great advice from some of the moms who were there that night. Now, I count myself as a veteran and look forward to helping new moms get ready for their little ones.
50% Off Day: All clothing is half off on Saturday 7am-11am.
Charity Information: Not only does the charity receive merchandise, it actually receives a cash donation. This is the MOMS Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and this year, we are supporting S.W.A.N.’s (Someone Worth Accepting Now) The Butterfly House, a shelter for battered women and their children.