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2010 Spring Consignment Sale Season

Posted January 27, 2010
Updated April 5, 2010

I have a few hobbies and one of them is children's consignment sale shopping. I'm not a cheapskate ... OK, maybe I am. But I just can't see spending retail on something that I know my kids are either going to spit up on, stain or otherwise soil, and grow out of really quickly.

If you're among the uninitiated, children's consignment sales are often organized by local moms or church groups. Some just sell clothes, but most have both toys and clothes and even maternity clothes. The sales are usually held twice a year - in the winter/early spring (where spring and summer clothes are sold) and late summer/early fall (when fall and winter clothes are sold).

The big one ... the Kids Exchange at the State Fairgrounds was last month ... but there are many, many yet to come.

Here's a list of the upcoming sales with the public sale dates. If you consign or volunteer at a sale, you can shop before the public does and get the best deals. Please check a sale's website to learn more about how to consign or volunteer.

Nearly New Clothing Exchange, Falls Village Shopping Center, 6675 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh. The sale is open noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 7, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 8 through Feb. 12, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 13 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14 (some items are 50 percent from 10 to 3 p.m., prices reduced to 75 percent from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.). Maternity clothes available.

The Friendship Closet, Apex United Methodist Church, 100 S. Hughes St., Apex. The sale runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Feb. 5, and 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Feb. 6 (when some merchandise will be marked down by 50 percent). Maternity clothes available.

First United Methodist Church of Cary Children's Consignment Sale, 117 S. Academy St., Cary. The sale runs 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 20. Some items are 1/2 off from 11 a.m. to noon. Maternity clothing available. Early birds can shop starting at 7:45 a.m. with a $5 donation, which will go to a local family in need.

The Divine Children's Show, Falls Village Shopping Center, 6675-127 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh. The sale is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Feb. 24, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Feb. 25 (when some items are 1/2 off). Grandparents and new moms can shop this sale, which features new and gently used boutique children's clothing, early. Check the Web site for details.

Second Blessings Consignment Sale, Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, 110 SE Maynard Rd., Cary. The sale is open 1 to 7 p.m. Feb. 26 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 (it's closed from 12:30 to 1 p.m. and reopens from 1 to 3 p.m. when items are 1/2 off). Maternity clothes available.

Hugs and Kisses Consignment, 2053 Skibo Rd., Fayetteville. The public sale is 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 3; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 4; and 10 to 9 p.m. March 5 and March 6 (when some items are half off). Special shopping times for first-time moms and military moms.

The Monkey Exchange, North Hills Club, 4824 Yadkin Drive, Raleigh. The show, featuring boutique children's clothing, is from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 4. The sale features clothing from all seasons. Free babysitting is provided.

Kidz Stuff Children's Consignment Sale, Hayes Barton Baptist Church, 1800 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. The public sale is 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 5, 8 a.m. to noon March 6 (when some items are half off). Maternity clothes available.

KidAround KidSale, The Factory, 1839 S. Main St., Wake Forest. The sale is 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 5, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 6, and noon to 6 p.m. March 7 (when some items are 50 percent off). Maternity clothing available.

Carolina Kids Consignment Sale, Smithfield National Guard Armory, 406 Hospital Rd., Smithfield. The sale runs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 6, and noon to 6 p.m. March 7 (when some items are half off).

Upscale Resale, Cary Masonic Lodge, 1142 Southeast Maynard Rd., Cary. The sale, which features high-end boutique children's clothing, runs from March 12 through March 13.

Kids EveryWear, Morrisville Outlet Mall, 1001 Airport Blvd., Morrisville. The huge sale, with thousands of consignors, runs 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 12, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 13, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 14 (when some items are 50 percent off), and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 15 (when some items are 50 percent or 75 percent off). Special shopping times for first-time moms and opportunities for homeschoolers.

Just 4 Kids Consignment Sale, Life Spring Community Church, Fuquay-Varina. The public sale is 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., March 16 and March 17; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 18 (when some items are 50 percent off); and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19 (when some items are 75 percent off).

Chatham Kids Consignment, Chatham Crossing Shopping Center, US Hwy 15/501, Chapel Hill, is March 19 to March 20.

Twice is Nice Consignment Sale, Northwood Temple MOPS, Fayetteville. The sale is 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 20.

Twice as Nice Consignment Sale, Crosspointe Church, 6911 Carpenter Fire Station Rd., Cary. The sale runs from noon to 8 p.m. March 26 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 27 (it's closed from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. before some items are marked 50 percent off).

Triangle Mothers of Twins & Triplets Clothing and Equipment Sale, Kerr Scott Building, N.C. State Fairgrounds. The big sale is 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., March 27. Maternity clothes available.

Next2New4Kids, Cleveland Gymnasium, 8994 Cleveland Rd., Clayton. The public sale runs noon to 6 p.m., April 2, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 3, and noon to 3 p.m., April 4 (when some items are 50 percent off). Maternity clothes available.

The 2nd Look Boutique, Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs. The public sale runs 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 12, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 13, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14. Some items are 50 percent off from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 14. Special shopping for first-time moms.

Kidcycle, Northgate Mall, Durham. The public sale runs from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 17; 1 to 6 p.m. April 18; and Dollar Day (when items not picked up by consignors sell for $1 to benefit a group that helps Durham families) is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 21. Special shopping for first-time parents. The sale also will be collecting diapers to donate to needy families in Durham. Maternity clothes available.

Durham Children's Clothing Exchange, 3438 Hillsborough Rd., Durham. The public sale runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 17; 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 18 (when some items are 50 percent off); and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 19 (when some items are 50 percent or 75 percent off).

Durham/Chapel Hill Mothers of Multiples Club, Hillsong Church, 201 Culbreth Rd., Chapel Hill. The sale is 7 a.m. to noon April 24. Maternity clothes available.

Take 2 Kids Consignment, Civitan Building, Clayton. The public sale is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 30, 9 a.m. to noon May 1, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 2 (when some items are half off).

The Children's Cooperative Playschool's Spring Sale is 8 a.m. to noon May 1 at the Pacifica Community on Hanna Street in Carrboro. Most items are 50 percent off starting at 11a.m.

If your sale isn't included, please add it in our comments and I'll add it to the list.

Happy shopping!


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  • 3boysandme Apr 9, 2010

    New to you Kids Consignment Sale - April 16,17 & 18 @ Celey's Quality Plumbing Hwy 27 between Benson & Coats - new consignors needed call 910-242-2968 for more information

  • ace1028 Feb 25, 2010

    The Triangle has an online consignment shop that is offering discounted merchandise daily! Check us out at http://www.crisscrosskidsignment.com for all of your mommy needs. We carry children's clothing, gear, toys and maternity clothing in all sizes. If we don't have what you're looking for we'll work at getting it FOR you. Any questions, feel free to e-mail us at info@crisscrosskidsignment.com


  • mbozzano Feb 25, 2010

    The Just 4 Kids Sale in Fuquay is worth the trip! This sale is famous for their great quality and reasonable prices. www.just4kidsnc.com

  • dclay3521 Feb 25, 2010

    Criss Cross Kidsignment is an online children's consignment store based in the Triangle. www.crisscrosskidsignment.com

  • hzpics Feb 24, 2010

    Beanie + Cecil Baby now has a great selection of consignment!! Selection includes clothing (sizes 0-4T), furniture & gear! They recently relocated to 121 Seaboard Ave., near Logan's & Seaboard Station. Check it out!

  • ncmommy0515 Feb 24, 2010

    Very disappointed in the Divine Children's show! I can't believe these people consider it a consignment sale. To me, consignment means affordable prices!!

  • shall6 Feb 23, 2010

    Thanks! You're added to the list!

  • shallfish Feb 16, 2010

    Durham and Orange Counties have a new sale!

    Kidcycle Spring Consignment sale will be at Northgate Mall, April 15th, 16th for Exchange Workers & Consignors AND the 17th & 18th (1/2 off) for the public with a special Dollar Day sale on the 21st. All proceeds from our Dollar Day sale will be donated to needy families in Durham.

    Registration opens this week! Our website is www.kidcyclenc.com.

  • jrfergerson Feb 8, 2010

    There is nothing wrong with wearing slightly worn clothing unless you think you are a diva and want to be high maintenance.

  • shall6 Feb 7, 2010

    I just added them all. Thanks for letting me know!