Why Pay More When It Feels So Good To Pay Less?

In early August, the Hugs and Kisses Fall Consignment Sale descended on Fayetteville. As usual, I had a plan and a spreadsheet. Madeline’s 2T wardrobe was pretty much set, after my clean-up at the spring sale. So I turned my focus to the new baby, whose arrival is now just eight weeks away.

When we had Maddie, we made sure to get all of the major baby necessities (crib/bedding, pack-n-play, rock-n-play, bouncer, swing, etc.) in gender neutral colors, so that we wouldn’t waste money buying it all again in “boy” colors, if we were so endowed. With all of the big things already taken care of, I knew I had to start supplementing his slim-pickings wardrobe (turns out there’s not much a little girl can pass down to her brother)!

Luckily, boy baby made out like a bandit at this sale- tons of new/used apparel, almost exclusively Baby Gap, Ralph Lauren and Polo, with some Carters and Old Navy sprinkled in. Check it out…

Newborn Consignment Clothing

Newborn Lot- Note the teeny, tiny polar bear jacket. Squee!

0-3 Months Consignment Clothing

0-3 Month Lot – These sweater outfits kill me, as does the brown bear suit.

3 Months Consignment Clothing

3 Month Lot – My little buddy is going to be quite the gentleman.

3-6 Months Consignment Clothing

3-6 Month Lot – It’s hard to imagine him being this big when he’s not even here yet!

Children's Consignment Haul

A few 6 month onsies, a baby K’tan wrap, black dress shoes for Madeline, an Aden and Anais sleep sack (which I ended up selling at cost on a buy/sell group today, because it was size Large- meant for 12-18 month olds aka HUGE), a changing pad with cover and a Diaper Genie Elite 2. NOT pictured: Madeline’s Halloween Costume.

Time Spent: 4 hours (with Madeline snacking away in the stroller)
Estimated Cost New: $800+
Total Spent: $255 (this includes tax)
Total Earned Back From My Consigned Item Sales: $71

There is nothing like spending less than $200 on over $800 worth of quality, gently used baby items. So I ask you (yes, you who has not yet experienced the thrill of the chase that is buying consignment)- why pay more when it feels so good to pay less??

Read more about when my love of consignment sales first began!


  1. That cable knit sweater onesie #swoon

  2. I love love love little boys in dress shirts with buttons and collars. Nameless baby is going to be so handsome. Feel free to apply if you’d like him to be one of Annabelle’s prospective boyfriends. 😉

    The consignment shop here was having a 15 items for $10 sale so I made out like a bandit. The first time I went I got 15 things for what would have been a pre-sale total of $77 and when I got things for my friend’s baby it would have been $80. When you consider that for both trips the clothes would easily have cost $200+ brand new, you understand why I was so proud of myself.

    • Of course I want him to be in the running! Have you seen your daughter’s eyes!?

      That sale sounds UNREAL. And I wish I lived near you so I could have gone too and cleaned up in the boys department.

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