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!
78R South Hingham Street, Hingham
CONSIGN MY CLOSET
FINDERS KEEPERS OF QUINCY CONSIGNMENTS
25-27 Beale Street, Quincy
KEEPING PACE WITH MULTIPLES
194 South Main Street, West Bridgewater
1375 Main Street (Route 27), Hanson
Lil’ Red Wagon Sale
LINDA’S CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE
171 Brockton Ave (Route 123), Abington
396 Middle Road, Acushnet
139 Water Street, Warren RI
MERRY GO ROUNDS
49 Belmont Street, South Easton
PENNY LANE CONSIGNMENT
331 Cotuit Road, Sandwich
POLKA DOTS RESALE BOUTIQUE
690 Washington Street, South Easton
1501 Bedford Street (Rte 18), Abington