Thanks to those of you who guessed the price of the clothing pictured in my previous post. Many of you were waaay off. In total, I paid $3 including tax (since clothing doesn’t have sales tax in Pennsylvania). I tallied up the tags and it would have been $63 at consignment regular price. Regular retail price would have been much more.
The consignment shop has a clearance section where, on Fridays, you can stuff a plastic grocery sack full and pay only $5 for it.
Or, you can pay $10 for a canvas bag and fill it for $3 any day the store is open, which is what I do.
You can fit a lot of little kid clothes in a bag, as you can see!
When I go to that store, I try and buy just the next size up needed for my son. I’m buying 3T and 4T for him now for this summer. I love short-sleeved shirts since you can wear those year-round and put a sweatshirt on top if it’s cold.
For Vivienne, who is changing sizes rapidly as all infants do, I’m buying up to size 12m right now. I can’t predict for sure which season that she will wear particular sizes, so again I try to buy mostly seasonless items that can be layered if necessary. But I can get even more clothes for her since they’re so tiny.
I don’t always find great things in the clearance rack, but I know that the next time I visit it could be a completely different story since inventory turns over so fast.