Okay, back to my REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE. I have found some cool consignment stores to tell you about. It was recently my birthday, anniversary and mother’s day, all in one week. So I was granted a day of shopping and relaxing by myself. I love to find a bargain and I am also trying to reduce my consumption of new goods by reusing items if possible.
So I head out the door and you think I would have driven right to South Park Mall but instead I thought, I am going to check out my consignment stores first. Consign by Design on Providence Road, was my first consignment store I frequented when I first moved to Charlotte. After the twins, I couldn’t fit into my cute jeans anymore. Sadly, I took all my Seven, Miss Sixty’s, Paper and Denim, etc. into the store to sell them. I was pleasantly surprised by all the great pieces of clothing in the store. Then to top it off, the owner is such a fun lady who gives honest opinions when desperately needed when trying on clothes! I thought I would need to go to the mall and get some new jeans but I was wrong. She has ALL the designer jeans, pants, etc. in a variety of sizes. I was able to leave with a gently used pair of unfortunately larger Seven jeans and spent only $80 versus $200-$250. I know this might sound outrageous for a pair of jeans but I really do wear my Seven, Citizens of Humanity and True Religion jeans ALL time, so for me it’s worth the money, especially when you buy them at the consignment store. She also gets items never worn from local boutiques at great prices! One of my favorite finds here was a green pair of Alice + Olivia pants that I receive tons of compliments. I paid about $20 versus spending probably well over $200. Although I love this store, I ended up going to the Junior League Wearhouse first. I remember when I was a member they always had some great clothes but a lot were snatched up as they reached the floor. So I didn’t know what to expect but I found three great pairs of summer shorts from a local boutique, never worn with tags, originally $40 – 50 each, and I walked out paying about $11 each. Another great find at the Junior League Wearhouse, is Plantation Shop kids clothes with the tags still on for approximately $12 versus $40 and up. Anyways, it was fun and worth the stop. Next on my list would be J.T. Posh. This consignment boutique carries only high end clothing. They not only have great clothes but teriffic handbags and shoes as well. The owners are super cool and they have fabulous accessories. Now there is another consignment store on East Boulevard, that I haven’t been to yet so if anyone has any info on this one, I would love to hear some comments.
So after all this, I did end up at South Park Mall, but I find it’s always good to check out these places first. I did need some shorts for summer so I saved quite a bit rather than buying them at the mall. So I ended up not feeling so guilty about buying the pair of Jack Rogers sandals that Jen P. has so highly recommended!
Consign by Design
739 Providence Rd
2400 Park Road
Junior League Wearhouse
1412 E 4th St
As for children’s consignment, I would recommend Kids at Heart in Matthews for clothes. I loved the Divine Consign which was held in Cameron Wood but it is not a store. I have heard it will be held twice a year now which is terrific! You will find great clothing here. I also find tons of stuff at the Charlotte Mothers of Multiples Sale. I guess I may be getting a bit of track here though. There are a lot of great consignment sales throughout the year but I would love recommendations on stores if you know of any. I have found toys and some outdoor equipment at Once Upon a Child but I have not had much luck there for clothes. There are two locations. One is off Highway 51 in Pineville and the other is off of Independence near Matthews. If you recommend any other consignment stores please share your thoughts!
Thanks for your Smarty tips:-)
Thanks for the recommendations. I might just ask for a day to check these all out too. I also go to a big consignment sale at University City United Methodist Church every year (they have it in the Spring and Fall) and it is wonderful. I have to tell you I went to Divine Consign this year and was greatly disappointed compared to the deals I get at this church sale. I live in the University area, but if you live near by or can stand a drive, it’s worth it. Google the church and they have links to the info online. The next one is the beginning of August.
Are their any more places that have adult consignment sales once or twice a year. There seems to be so many children ones but no adult ones. I’d love to unload some nice clothes but I don’t own Dolce & Gabbana or Chanel.
I didn’t see anything on the Univ. City Church site that mentioned an adult sale, just a children’s one in August.
There is a new children’s consignment store located at 3615Providence Road in Waxhaw. It is called “Here We Grow Again.” They just opened up last month by two local Mommies. They have clothes, gear and even some maternity clothes. Cute store!
is there anywhere to take my husband’s clothes? He has nicer clothes than i do since i live in “mommy” gear.
The Siskey YMCA held an adult consignment sale. I took some nice quality clothes. I did not make much money in the sale but that probablly means that the people that shopped got a great deal 🙂
I think the one you’re thinking of on East Blvd is Very Terry. Terry (the owner) is GREAT! You not only find great things in her store, but you become fast friends with Terry. She’s been in busines for 18+ years!
A great store up in the Lake Norman area is FiFi’s Upscale Resale! It is in the Magnolia Shopping Center at the intersection of Catawba Ave. and Jetton – across from the main entrance to the Peninsula. She has lots of higher-end name brands and plenty with the tags still on!After an item has been there 30 days, it is 50% off. She also has accessories, shoes and purses.
Crikettes, across from Cotswold, on Colwick sells consgined kids clothes…cute too!
I host a children’s and WOMEN’S consignment sale in my house twice a year (March and Sept). Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The next sale is mid-September. I get lots of women’s designer clothes and adorable trunk sjow and boutique children’s clothes. It’s called Wallace’s Wearhouse.
Some of the consignment shops I’ve been to and/or called do not give cash-back up front. Most I’ve looked into take the clothes and then give you a percentage only when the clothes/items sell. I’m looking a store that I can sell a TON of baby clothes and some maternity clothes to that gives cash up front. Once Upon A Child bought some of my stuff a while back and gave me money within a few hours. But, the last time I went, they didn’t take the maternity clothes because they said they don’t “sell well,” and they wouldn’t take the baby clothes items that were’nt in a “set” (separates like polo shirts and cargo shorts for example). If anyone knows of a consignment store, etc. that gives cash up front, please let me know! 🙂 Thank you!
The only other children’s consignment store I know that gives cash up front other than OUAC is The Growing Child. they have a store near Concord Mills next to Encouragym and a store in Mooresville too.
I recently found a new childrens consignment store in the Sun Valley are of Indian Trail. It is called Oopsy Daisy Kids. The store is adorable and she carries a variety of clothing up to 14/16 and maternity as well. I was surprised to see her gifts section as well. I bought a beautfiul nursing blanket for my friend and a Mei Tai carrier. The carrier was way under $40.00 NEW and they had alot of patterns. Definetly worth stopping by. The owner can be emailed at email@example.com or 704-282-0697
I have tried several of the children’s consignment sales in the Charlotte area and have found that Tot Trade (@ cabarrus arena)has the biggest selection and best prices. I usually find a lot of items that still have the original tags on them as well. The sale is held twice a year with the next one being August 9 – 10th (must have pass to shop presale on the 8th). My husband is always surprised at how much I can get for my girls for so little.
Where do you find Jack Rogers shoes at?? I saw Dana mentioning it…we’re new to Charlotte and Nordstrom has them, but who else?? Thanks!
Hi Kristin-I haven’t seen Jack Rogers anywhere but Nordstrom in Charlotte. I often buy mine online at http://www.jildorshoes.com. They have the most extensive selection.
There is a new childrens "resale" store in Waxhaw, right off Providence called Sweet Repeats. They pay cash up front. They do not take maternity and all of their clothes are in excellent condition. The prices are great and they pay you 50% off what they sale it for, again up front.The address and phone numbers follow. 3901 Providence Rd Waxhaw, NC 28173,(704) 843-0158. Unlike the Here We Grow Again Consignment store you pass on the way if you are coming from Charlotte it is very clean.
In response to Anonymous who wrote on July 28 2009- I frequent the consignment shop "Here We Grow Again" on Providence Road and they are extremely nice and friendly people. Their shop carries a wider variety and bigger selection "unlike" Sweet Repeats. Their shop is clean and well organized. I beleive everyone is entitled to their opinion but it is in poor taste to put down one business in order to draw attention to another-shame on you.
Just wanted to mention that both children's stores in Waxhaw will be moving in early January of 2010. Sweet Repeats is moving a few doors down (next to Subway) and will be expanding quite a bit!! Love that place! Here We Grow Again wil be moving into the small shopping center (next to "Spa 4 Paws") just down the road from their current location. Hopefully they will keep their new location cleaner and more organized- I get frustrated everytime I go in their store- sometimes I find some great stuff but overall they are extremely overcrowded, take dirty overly used items, sell stuff for way too much money, aren't very friendly, and their store looks like it has never been vacuumed! But I do hope they stay in business and I keep shopping there in the hopes that they will improve!
Just to chime in… I went into here we grow again yesterday, I tripped over toys when walking in. It was very untidy and there wasn't good lighting in there. The aisles were cluttered and with all the stuff on the floor, it is definitely a safety hazard. I can only hope that they keep their new location more clean and less cluttered. I actually own a children's consignment store in Union county (none of which were mentioned on the previous postings and I wont mention the name because I'm not here to advertise) but I would be embarassed if my store looked like their's. People do not want to shop in a store where the lighting is bad (it helps mask stains). Would you want to go to walmart if 1/2 of their lights were out?? Probably not. And just to add, I didn't get greeted walking in or leaving HWGA. Shopping a store is kinda like church… if you dont feel welcome or appreciated, you wont be back! Also, after I left HWGA, I went into Sweet Repeats and it was awesome. I got some great ideas for my store. The owners (who are sisters) were super friendly and when I told them I owned a consignment shop, it didn't change the mood of the conversation.. They were very helpful and offered lots of advice and tips. Another great consignment store is one in Indian Trail near the new Lowe's. It's on the opposite side of the road, called As They Grow. It's next to the western store and neptune's locker diving center. The owner is one of the nicest ladies I've ever met and she has a great selection with affordable prices for everybody's budget. I can't thank her enough for all the help and advice she's given me since I started my consignment business. She is wonderful!! I even send customers there when I dont have what they're looking for.
In response to all the ladies leaving comments regarding the different consignment/resale shops in the area-I really think as a community we should remember that all businesses have their strengths and weaknesses. So it saddens me to read that instead of supporting local businesses there are those who just say unkind and sometimes untrue comments. As a business owner myself-I know the hard work and sacrifices that go into running a business. I can only learn from my customers comments and grow as a business owner and do what I can. Instead of writing negativity for whatever their reasons are, why not support all your local businesses and find the good instead of pointing out what you may feel is the bad. Remember in life and in business you cannot make everyone happy…. but just do your best
I was pointing out my experiences at certain consignment stores to offer my opinion on them. Nothing I mentioned in yesterday's post was untrue. I have no reason to draw negative attention to them because I didn't mention the name of MY store, in fact, I mentioned nothing but good things about two that I DONT OWN. You must take the good with the bad when it comes to taking comments on a post. I'm not trying to be negative in any way, I promise. But I would like to point out ways that stores could get better. Owning a business is a neverending task… you constantly have to find ways to get better. That's why I always shop other consignment stores and sales… I'm always trying to find ways to make my store better and offer the best of everything I can possibly offer to my customers.If my store had been listed on here and someone had wrote something that I needed to improve on, I would try to not take it personally, and would use it as constructive criticism to help me be the best I could be.
"UNLIKE" Sweet Repeats I found that Here We Grow Again is a well organized shop, in fact that is why I prefer to shop their over the other consignment/resale stores. They have a wonderful VARIETY of brand named items to choose from in each size with reasonable prices. They are very friendly and have always greeted me when I walked in. My 3 year old loves going and playing in their playroom. Prior to shopping at Here We Grow Again, I patroned Sweet Repeats and found that they had barely any clothing. When I asked when they would be putting more clothing out I was informed that they put a hold on taking in any clothing till January (since Sept/Oct)? Also, I was extremely uncomfortable to hear them constantly whispering amongst themselves (gossip). It was very unprofessional!!! Whom ever posted that Sweet Repeats pays 50% of the retail price, it is UNTRUE. In the past I attempted to sell some high end items to them b/c I needed the cash and was in disbelief at how little they offered me. I declined to sell it to them knowing that I could make that amount from just 1 of my items. You should be ashamed of yourself for posting lies! BTW:Here We Grow Again is relocating so as to attain better lighting and parking.
As one of the partners at HWGA, I'm surprised at the tone of some of the comments in the above posts.We strive to maintain a friendly environment, and typically greet every customer warmly when they arrive. In fact, our customers often remark about how they like coming into our store. We have many parents and grandparents that stop by on a regular basis merely to say hello, or sometimes just so that their children/grandchildren can play in our playroom!While we do have a lot of merchandise in the store, it's only because we work hard to provide a wide range of products for our customers. Our philosophy is simple – what our customers want, our customers get!We do recognize that the lighting could be better, but the suggestion that it's intentional is, frankly, offensive. In any event, we are moving to our new location in February, where the lighting is excellent, the shelf space is plentiful, and the parking is convenient!My partner and I feel strongly that our customers deserve a friendly environment, a wide selection and fair prices – that's what the HWGA experience is all about.We look forward to making even more new friends in the years to come. I hope everyone has had a great Thanksgiving!
If you haven't already heard about a new store in Monroe, you need to go check it out. It's called cuddly critters and it's a children's consignment store that has children's clothes (great variety of brands and selection) and maternity (most of the maternity is old navy, motherhood, and still has tags on it). The shoes are in excellent condition, and the shelving is very neat, clean, and organized. I think they opened in mid-October, so they're fairly new, but they have some amazing children's stuff!! As you look through the racks, about every 9th item has the original tags on it! They have swings, playpens, I saw one highchair, and they have all kinds of toys. And a big play area for the kids. The also have a selection of handmade items like diaperbags, nursing covers, sippycup straps, and little girl purses like dora the explorer. Just a little bit of everything, but I was amazing at how clean and organized everything was. I had a hard time believing that it was a consignment store. Oh, and they have plenty of parking and are located just off the boulevard in Monroe across from the mall. The # is 704-989-5607. If you call her, she can give you the exact address and directions to get there. I will definitely be her customer for life.
Hello Everyone, I am Brooke Bartlett my sister and I own Sweet Repeats here in Waxhaw. I just wanted to let you know that we are putting items out daily. We allow 4-5 appointments a day and these are booked through Jan. that is why our appts. are on hold until we move into our new space. However we are currently buying Junior size clothes now. Any larger items like cribs, strollers, high chairs, pack n plays & larger toys can be brought in anytime. We do offer you 50% of what we will sell the item for in our store. As a business owner here in Waxhaw I think we all need to support each other. There are many fine businesses here in the community and we recommend that you check them all out. Thank you.
Just visited the expanded Sweet Repeats – WOW! Same plaza as old store – next to Subway! So excited to see their junior size STORE! Yes one side of the store is all juniors! Everything trendy, up-to-date, great selection!!! The kids store has expanded and looks awesome too!So happy to have this right here in Waxhaw! Check it out! I was very pleased with their selection and prices!
Hi All,I'm a frequent customer of both Sweet Repeats and Here We Grow Again in Waxhaw. The owners of both stores are wonderful, friendly women and the stores are fun to explore. Please check them out, the owners work hard to provide us a place to buy great clothes at discount prices. They deserve our thanks and support! Thank you!
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