- Look things over carefully. Most stores are pretty choosy about what they accept to sell, but do a once-over yourself just so there are no surprises.
- Know comparable prices for new clothes. Consider what you’d pay for new so you make the best choices.
- Subscribe to Facebook pages and email newsletters to find out about special coupons and sales–make the most of these additional discounts!
- Check local coupon sites (like iShopStark or Canton Rep’s Daily Deals) for special savings–several consignment stores offer deals there to get you into their stores, hoping you’ll return in the future.
- Ask about loyalty programs for return visits and discounts for consigners. Many stores offer you some kind of bonus.
A few tips for consigning outgrown clothes:
- Make sure you understand how and when you’ll receive payment. Is it upfront, or after the clothes sell?
- Find out what happens to clothes that don’t sell–some will return them to you, some will donate them for you. Make sure it works for you.
- Bring your clothes freshly laundered with no stains, tears or rips.
- Match outfits together–things sell better as outfits.
- Bring in your consignments at the beginning of the season for the best chance of them selling.
Northeast Ohio clothing stores recommended by Sisters and Misters:
4 Kids Clothing, North Canton. Lots of positive feedback on price, selection, and organization; coupons on iShopStark and discount certificates on CantonRep’s Daily Deals. Web site Facebook
Babyland, Canton. Positive comments on prices and selection–not just baby items, also includes kids, teens, and maternity. Web site
ExChanging Table and Drobe, Minerva. Kids’ and adults’ consignmnents. Facebook
Inspirations Clothing and Resale, Bolivar. Children’s and adults’ clothing, “worth the drive from Canton” according to a Sister Web site
Jelly Beans Children’s Boutique, Avon. Baby, children’s, and maternity clothing, toys, gear, and furniture. Web site
Lil Frog Fashions, Cuyahoga Falls. Several positive recommendations for price and selection. Facebook
The Lily Pad, Akron (Portage Lakes area). Baby and childrens’ clothing, toys, and gear Facebook
Once Again Kids, Columbiana. One Sister said it was worth the drive from Pittsburgh! Web site
Once Upon a Child, multiple locations. Mixed reviews on prices of clothes and consigning experience–they pay on the spot when you drop items off, but they tend to be pretty selective with what they’ll take. Web site Facebook
Plato’s Closet, multiple locations. Like Once Upon a Child, but geared toward teen clothing Web site
Tots to Teens, Springfield Twp. Recommended, but I can’t find a web site or official Facebook page–help??
An online option: ThredUp
These events pop up anually or seasonally, and were recommended by readers–let us know if you have one to add!
Canton Mothers of Multiples Clothing & Equipment sale, Canton. Club members get to preview first, then it’s open to the public. Web site
Kids Stuff Sale, Sugarcreek. Seasonal clothing sales in March and July, Toys & more sale in November. Web site
Lil’ Lambs Closet, Jackson Twp. (near Canton). Seasonal sales in fall and spring. Recommended for both buyers and sellers. Web site
Pollywogs to Frogs sale, Fairlawn, Semi-annual (April and November) Web site
Adult Consignment Stores, Thrift Stores and other suggestions:
Clothing Warehouse, Wooster. New items at a fraction of the cost. Web site
The Village Discount Store, Cuyahoga Falls. Top rated thrift store. Web site
Clothes Mentor, multiple locations. Consignment store for women. Web site
Salvation Army, multiple locations. Thrift stores. Web site
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