This Summer’s Consignment Sale Scoop
OTTER CREEK CREW Pictured left to right: Kathryn Roberson, Nicki Steen, Jennifer Pearman, Melissa Kirby, Amy Westerman, Laura Troup, and DeeAnna Carney
THE REAL DEAL with Lori Jae!
School is out for now, but soon, all the food, fun and fireworks will be over, and it will be time for back-to-school shopping! A one-stop shop for all your children’s fall and winter wardrobes are at consignment sales! It’s also a great place to recycle unwanted clothes or other items and make some extra cash for school supplies! My number one tip is to shop early, but typically you can get half price on the majority of the items on the last day! Visit the following sale websites to see how you can shop before the general public as well as make money! Here are a few of my favorite sales:
Consign & Co. is located at 809 Park Avenue in Murfreesboro. My mom, Tammy Myers and I started Murfreesboro’s fastest growing consignment sale 2 years ago. Consign & Co. has anything and everything from baby to teen, men and women, toys, home décor, furniture and so much more in over 15,000 square feet of space with over 200 consignors. The Summer 2012 sale will have thousands of bargains as items from all seasons accepted! Public sale dates: August 1st – 4th.. Consign & Co. was also featured in the January/February issue of B.Real Magazine. You can read their issue archive online at brealmagazine.com. For more information visit: consignandco.com
OATBK (Once Around the Block Kids) is the first consignment sale I attended, which got me hooked forever! Jenifer Gifford is the very savvy sale owner full of great, fun ideas, who holds one of the most successful consignment sales in the country. Don’t be surprised if you see Jen and her loyal volunteers bust out in a dance during your visit! OATBK has everything you could think of from baby to teen at amazing prices, located at 235 White Bridge Road in Nashville. Public sale dates: July 25th – 27th. For more information visit: oncearoundtheblockkids.com
Encores Murfreesboro isowned by Natalie Dohanos (pictured left). Encores is Murfreesboro’s newest consignment sale, but you wouldn’t know that by walking in! Encores will be hosting their 3rd sale this Summer, and they already have a huge selection with more than 200 consignors! Encores Murfreesboro is located at 1205 Park Ave across the street from Bounce U. Natalie has something for all ages with baby to adult clothing, furniture and home décor. This sale is one of my faves, and I always make time to stop by! Public sale dates: Aug 8th – 11th.. For more information, visit: encoresconsignmentmurfreesboro.com
Otter Creek is a huge consignment sale (see picture above) located at 409 Franklin Road. Owner, Laura Troup, says, “We do our best to make sure that our shoppers see the best of the best.” And she is right! Their selection is affordable and of great quality. Otter Creek’s sale benefits hundreds of children – locally and globally, with 100% of the proceeds going to children and youth ministries at Otter Creek, The Wayne Reed Christian Childcare Center in downtown as well children in Nairobi, Kenya, just to list a few. Public sale dates: August 24th – 25th. For more info, visit: ottercreeksale.com
Reruns are Fun is located right inside The Factory in Franklin. Owners, Roxan Vandivort and Cindy Welch make sure that Reruns has quality children and teen’s name brand items at incredible bargains! Hundreds of families participate in this semi-annual event. Reruns are Fun also features vendors with new merchandise, such as, bows, bags, and jewelry at fabulous prices. Public sale dates: September 9th – 14th. For more info, visit: rerunsarefunsale.com
For a list of all sales in Middle Tennessee please visit consigningtime.com, a local website started by a Franklin mom (Julie King) often featuring presale passes as well as a printable calendar. Also be sure to check out consignmentmommies.com, the “baby” of a mother/daughter team from North Carolina who have grown their website to include not only sale and store listings, but an extensive resource section to help moms make and save money through consignment.
If you know of a great deal or would like to pass on something for me to share with our readers, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Until next time, keep it real! – Lori Jae