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Help a Mom: Searching for consignment shops, sales with junior sizes

Posted November 27, 2012
Updated November 28, 2012

I received this email from a reader last week. She'd like to unload some clothing in junior and young adult sizes.

Here's what she wrote: Have you heard of any consignment event(s) or shop(s) that accept junior size clothing?

Many seasonal consignment sales in the region do accept clothing up to size 12 or 16. But, consignment sale shoppers with kids older than five or six know that the selection gets smaller as the size gets bigger. I've always guessed this has to do with the fact that older kids wear their clothes longer so fewer pieces are consignment sale quality.

Still, I know that there must be some great consignment stores and sales out there that feature a great selection of clothes for tweens and teens.

Do you know of one? Please share in the comments box below. (If you don't see the comments box below, you'll need to log in or sign up for a WRAL account. You can do that by going to the top of the page and clicking on either "log in" or "register").

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  • kpeele Nov 29, 2:10 p.m.

    Nicole's Closet is a consignment store in the Garner/Cleveland area where I-40 and Hwy 42 meet. It's at exit 312 off I-40. They have teen and misses clothing and probably have junior clothes.

    http://saveatnicolescloset.com/home

    Just a few stores down is Lil' Joeys and they also have kids clothes including 16/18 and some juniors. You can find them on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/liljoeys4042#!/liljoeys4042

  • jcalzaretta1 Nov 28, 12:25 p.m.

    The Nearly New Clothing Exchange takes junior clothing. The next sale is the end of February at the North Haven Church in Raleigh.

  • twsw Nov 28, 8:04 a.m.

    The Kids Exchange sale which occurs twice yearly accepts junior sizes. Their next sale is in February. You can go to their website. You can google the name Kids Exchange international and will find the link to find out more info about how to consign. Good luck!

  • DNCMom Nov 27, 10:31 p.m.

    My Secret Closet in Hillsborough is great for junior clothes-good selection (when compared to other places that have only a handful of garments), lots of turnover, and some name brands. My 12 year old daughter and several of her friends shop there. The owners are sticklers for clothing condition, and I believe they only accept items that are 3 years old or less. The store also has lots of accessories. MSC has another store in Mebane near Tanger but I have not been there. Good luck.

  • resmith1114 Nov 27, 8:49 p.m.

    Plato's closet will take gently used or unworn clothing- but they only take items that are a few years old.

    also, there is Uptown Cheapskate in Raleigh and there newest location in Apex.