Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Finds

Since, fall is just around the corner and L is starting to outgrow his 12 month clothes it seemed like the perfect time to do a little shopping. This week there were two consignment sales in our area. The first one was held at my favorite consignment shop. The second is held by a company that holds these sales twice a year. The later is a serious sale...I mean people come armed with rolling trash bins to hold their finds while they shop. The sale room is over 10,000 sq feet. It's serious!

I hit up both of these sales looking to build a base for a fall and winter wardrobe for L. In addition to these sales I also got a few pieces from Goodwill. We literally had only 2 or 3 pieces in sz 18 months for him. I wound up with more than 30 pieces and I did not pay more than $5.00 for anyone piece. Every piece is either brand new with tags or in excellent condition. These are the brands that I purchased.

Children's Place
Baby Gap
Old Navy
Jumping Bean's (Kohl's)
Okie Dokie (Penny's)
Circo (Target)
Garanimals and Faded Glory (Walmart)
Sesame Street

Take a look at what I found.

OshKosh denim jacket ($4.75) - retails at $20
GoodLad Peacoat (5.00) -  retails for $28
Children's Place fleece pullover ($1.50) - retails for $20-$24

Okay, this is where things get a little fuzzy as to what I paid for what. I wound up with 10 complete outfits. Some of them came together, some of them I pieced together myself.

2 Carters outfits (3.25 each) - retail for $18.00 each
8 various brand shirts (1.50 -3.25 each) - retails for $8.00 - $25.00 each
2 pair of jeans (1.50 each) - retails for $15.00 - $35.00 each (one pair is Polo)
2 pairs of Old Navy cargo pants ($1.50 each) - retails for $16.00 each
1 Adidas Jacket ($1.50) - retails for $40.00
4 pairs of athletic pants various brands ($1.50 - $3.00 each) - retails for $4.00 - $10.00 each

I also bought a few pieces that we either already had something to go with them or that could be matched to pieces in the above photo.

4 various brand shirts ($1.50 - $3.25 each) - Retail for $5.00 - $12.00 each
2 pants various brands ($1.50 each) - Retails for $6.00 - $10.00 each

I also found two cute items for Halloween.

Faded Glory pajamas(2.75) - retails for $9.00
1 shirt (2.50) - retails for $5.00

I also got 2 pairs of shoes

1 Longhorn pair from Payless(1.00) - retails for 12.99
1 pair of Converse (6.98) - retails for about $30.00

(The Converse shoes were the only item I paid more than $5.00 for)

All in all here is the breakdown

Baby Consignment #1 - spent $44.00 but...I had a $37.00 credit so technically I only spent $7.00
Consignment Sale #2 - spent $23.00
Goodwill - spent $15.00

So the grand total that I spent was $45.00 and I saved...well, hundreds!

Happy Shopping!