Consignment

By: Tanya Pimental

When I was expecting my first child, I was blinded by the shiny and new things at Babies-R-Us and Baby Gap.  Back then in my mind, a new baby should have everything new and the thought of used was out of the question.  Well, I have since changed my tune.  After a year or so of packing up or passing along things my daughter hardly wore or wore twice at most, I realized just how silly it was to think there was anything wrong with something gently used.  And more importantly, I realized I needed to be saving more money.  The “new to us” way is certainly a welcome way of life in this house.

A dear friend recently fulfilled her dream of opening her own consignment shop, Luca Boutique.  It is far from your ordinary second hand shop and feels like a quaint boutique inside.  I often don’t want to leave. She certainly opened my eyes to consignment years ago and always shared her son’s wonderful clothes onto my little guy. It was she that told me where to find great deals on my favorite brands that I wouldn’t think of paying full price on. The best part is that these items are often brand new looking and in some cases still have tags on them.

As back to school time approaches and the change of seasons will near sooner than we want, I hope some of you will consider checking out the local consignment shops.  There are great deals to be had and it feels good on your wallet and for our environment. Here is a list of some of the places you should add to your shopping adventures.  Some of these are seasonal consignment sales and not shops. I have not yet made it to any of them but am adding them to my calendar. Many of these shops also have Facebook pages you can follow for pictures and special deals!

BEANSTALK CONSIGNMENT
78R South Hingham Street, Hingham
(781) 740-8135
http://www.beanstalkconsignment.com/home.asp 

CONSIGN MY CLOSET
http://www.consignmycloset.com/

FINDERS KEEPERS OF QUINCY CONSIGNMENTS
25-27 Beale Street, Quincy
(917) 328-5775
http://www.finderskeepersquincy.com/

GOT KIDS?
http://www.gotkidsconsignment.com/

KEEPING PACE WITH MULTIPLES
194 South Main Street, West Bridgewater
(508) 559-0040
http://www.keepingpace.org

KIDSIGNMENT STORE
1375 Main Street (Route 27), Hanson
(781) 293-9767

Lil’ Red Wagon Sale
http://www.lilredwagonsale.com/

LINDA’S CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE
171 Brockton Ave (Route 123), Abington
(781) 878-7817

LIVY BUGGS
396 Middle Road, Acushnet
(508) 998-0779
http://www.livybuggs.com/

LUCA BOUTIQUE
139 Water Street, Warren RI
(401) 289-2251
http://www.luca-ri.com/

MERRY GO ROUNDS
49 Belmont Street, South Easton
(508) 230-8611
http://www.merrygoroundseaston.com/

PENNY LANE CONSIGNMENT
331 Cotuit Road, Sandwich
(508) 888-1060

POLKA DOTS RESALE BOUTIQUE
690 Washington Street, South Easton
(508) 297-1325

SUSIE’S SELECTIONS
1501 Bedford Street (Rte 18), Abington
(781) 871-3886
http://www.susiesselections.com/

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9 thoughts on “Consignment

  1. Love this, thank you! I love the Duggar’s motto of “buy used save the difference”. I never pay full retail price for my kids’ clothing, they outgrow it too quickly. I also like to consign their gently used clothing and use the money I make to buy the next season’s wardrobe for them.

  2. What a timely article. Most parents spend $500 per child for Back to School clothes. Savvy parents hit the consignment shops first and save A LOT of money! I am very pleased to be included in your list of shops. Our summer semi annual RED STAR CLEARANCE starts Thursday, July 21. All tickets with a RED STAR are 50% OFF. See you soon! Susie
    Susie’s Selections Consignment Shop

  3. I agree. Every child doesn’t have to had new clothes every time. Some of the clothes that came from older children that are still new look can be use for the next in line.

  4. I love consignment sales!! I found some really great items at the Bella Treasures sale in Dedham last Spring. They are having another one in September. I was pleasantly surprised at how organized these ladies are. I could push my stroller around without feeling cramped. I found many new items with tags. I love shopping for the high end brands and found many at this sale. If anyone wants to check it out the site is http://www.bellatreasuresevent.com

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