Yesterday I had the chance to check out the Just Between Friends Sale in Oaks, a HUGE consignment sale held twice a year. This was the third time I've shopped at this location and it was the biggest I've ever seen it. It is the perfect place for families with little kids and babies to purchase gently used supplies and a real bargain. Just look at this section of the floor filled with girls toys:
There really was an amazing quantity of items for sale, including what looked like a stroller factory. Every possible baby item a new parent could need could probably be found at this consignment sale. Thankfully, I do not need any of those things anymore and could focus upon school clothes and books!
I had fun exploring all of the halloween costumes, while searching for the NASA astronaut suit my son has decided he needs for Halloween. I only found one in size 12 months, so I'll have to keep searching. I did find a really cute Jr. Chef costume that was only $5 and made by Gymboree. I thought my imaginative son could use it for dress up, as he likes to pretend he has a restaurant. I was in search of sweaters for the winter that could be used for school and one for the holidays. I found several that I thought were in great condition in styles that I liked. I even found a great cable knit red sweater, my son's favorite color, that I thought he would love. I also bought a cute "mummy" tee for Halloween and found a favorite here, a John Deere tractor thermal shirt.
I found brand new with tags black dress shoes for only $7. My son declared them ugly, but when the holidays come around and he needs nice shoes for singing in the choir, he'll wear them. I also found five pairs of new with tags Gymboree underwear for $9.50. I scored a four pack of Arthur books and two Nate the Great chapter books for $2 per set. I even mangaged to find a Minnie Mouse oven mit and Mickey coloring book....my son's class is collecting Disney items for a raffle basket. Both were new with tags! The big score of the day, though, was a fire fighter's backpack that sprays water through a hose. My son loved it and spent the afternoon pretending to fight fires and pretending to be an exterminator!
The Just Between Friends of Western Mainline (Oaks) Sale starts today,Thursday September 12 and ends on Saturday, which is half off day! On Friday the 13, there will be free face painting for kids from 11am to 2pm, so it's a great time to bring your kids. (Friday is also traditionally less crowded!) Have fun shopping!
Disclosure: I was invited to shop at the preview sale and given a $25 gift certificate. All experiences and opinions shared are my own.