We interrupt this regularly scheduled post to let you know that we’ve just added some great giveaways thanks to the lovely ladies at Upsale WeeSale and The Posh Closet Sale.
ENTER HERE to win one of the following:
- PRE SALE PASS + $25 gift card to the Upscale Wee Sale Pre Sale on Tuesday, 9/15/15 from 6p-9p (National Top 10 sale in Ft Mill SC)
- TWO FREE PRE SALE PASSES to The Posh Closet Sale Pre Sale Wednesday, 9/30/15 from 7pm-9pm. (basically sold out already, $40 value)
And now back to our regularly scheduled post, from the QC’s consignment guru on the best fall sales for you:
Consignment SALE versus consignment STORE; a somewhat confusing concept and why most of my conversations start like this…
Her: “What do you do?”
Me: â€œI co-own Green Jeans Consignment. It’s a consignment sale for women and teens.â€
Her: â€œWhereâ€™s your store?â€
Me: â€œWe do not own a store. We host 5 day shopping events in the Spring and Fall.â€
Her: â€œWhere do you get all your stuff?â€
Me: â€œ200-300 women clean out their closets and sell their items with us. They can earn up to 75% of their sales.â€
Her: â€œWow, thatâ€™s awesome! So whenâ€™s your next sale?â€
Me: “Glad you asked! Here’s my card. Check us out online Our first fall sale is just a month away!
According to Chrissy Freeman, co-founder of ConsignmentMommies.com, â€œConsignment sales started in the south over 20 years ago in the world of moms of multiples and as church/school fundraisers, but the real surge in popularity occurred in the last 4-5 years as sales began popping up across the country to meet demand. Seasonal sale shopping has become very trendy for today’s savvy moms.”
Lucky for us, the Queen City is host to A TON of great seasonal sales for both kids and women, but you need to get them on your calendar or they are over before you remember to go! These fast and furious 1-5 day events are a great way to shop for brand name and designer fashion, but also childrenâ€™s toys, books, sporting equipment and all sorts of baby gear.
Like any sale, the early bird gets the worm! The best way to shop first is to volunteer at the event for early entry or purchase a pre-sale ticket. Do your research. Visit the saleâ€™s website to figure out what you need to do. Ask around â€“ your gal pals will definitely have an opinion about their fave sales.
Hereâ€™s a list of Charlotteâ€™s best top-rated consignment sales (and my favorites):
For the Kiddos…
Friday & Saturday, August 7-8
13901 Providence Road
Weddington, NC 28104
Saturday, August 8th
800 Briar Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28205
Saturday, August 29
5900 Quail Hollow Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
The Upscale WeeSale – Nationally rated “Top 10”
2266 Deerfield Road
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Thursday, October 1st
South Charlotte Banquet Center
9009 Bryant Farms Rd Charlotte, NC 28277
And For Women & Teen Girls…of course…
SouthPark: September 9-13
2229 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte
Matthews: November 11-15
1050 DeVore Lane, Matthews
For a complete listing of seasonal sales going on in your area, check out www.ConsignmentMommies.com. And if I missed one of your local favorites, please share the scoop by commenting below!