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Clothing Prep

We accept all clothing brands for sizes newborn through juniors as long as they are in season and in EXCELLENT condition.

We accept all kinds of accessories

  • hats

  • sunglasses

  • hairbows

  • kids jewelry (no fine jewelry please)

  • belts.

However, we do NOT accept women's purses.

We follow our clothing guidelines closely to make sure that our racks do not get overfilled and we have tons of quality, in season, items available to our shoppers.

Winter Clothing Guidelines

Yes

  • Long Sleeve Shirts

  • Pants and leggings

  • PJs - lightweight and fleece

  • Long Sleeve Dresses

  • Formal Winter Dresses

  • Sweaters

  • Hooded Sweatshirts

  • Winter Coats and Jackets

  • Dress-Up

  • Winter Boots

  • Winter Hats & Gloves

  • Fleece Sleepers, PJs & Jackets

  • Winter & Fall Holiday or Seasonal Clothing - Christmas, Snowflakes, Polar Bears, Thanksgiving, etc.

  • Groups of bodysuits (onsies) or complete outfits

No, save for spring

  • Shorts (except athletic shorts)

  • Short-sleeve shirts & Tank Tops

  • Sundresses

  • Formal Spring Dresses

  • Sandals & Flip-Flops

  • Crocs and Water Shoes

  • Bathing Suits

  • Sunhats

  • Halloween Costumes and Clothing

  • Summer themed and summer holiday clothing (4th of July, beach, seashells, spring florals, sunshine)

  • Single Bodysuits (Onsies) - these are never accepted, must be grouped with an outfit or multiple bodysuits.

We accept maternity clothing as long as it is in-season and in excellent condition.

We only accept undergarment items if they are new with tags - underwear, bras, jockstraps

We cannot accept hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings in children's sizes - only juniors.

Juniors clothing must be junior sizes (3,5,7,9 - odd numbers) or small, medium, large and/or in popular junior brands - Aero, Hollister, American Eagle, Under Armour etc. - no women's or men's clothing will be accepted.

Clothing Prep FAQs

Will you accept clothing with a small defect if it's an upscale clothing brand? No, we can't accept any clothing with even small stains, too much wear, fading or pilling. I know this is a tough one because even I have a hard time putting those adorable Gymboree dresses in the "No" pile when they have just the smallest stain. We would encourage you to find a friend that may want this item or perhaps your school's nurse. That item is probably still usable but it is not sell-able. It's awful to hear after our event that a shopper got home and found a defect missed when shopping. Let's keep this event stocked with quality, excellent items and keep those shoppers coming back to buy your clothing season after season.

Do you inspect clothing items? Yes, we inspect all clothing items and do our absolute best to make sure everything that goes on the racks is in season and ready for sale.

What footwear is accepted? Shoes are actually a pretty popular sale item at our event but please inspect your shoes carefully. Kids are TOUGH on shoes so take a close look before you bring them. Socks are a tough sell. You MAY bring them but please make sure you clearly mark their SIZE on the bag and that they are truly like new. Of course we also accept tights (always one of my favorite finds) but please check those feet and make sure they are white and not gray.

 

What about all this infant clothing?!? I'm drowning in it! Yup, we totally get it and we'd love to take it all but then we wouldn't have room for anything else. Infant clothing limits are 75 tags per gender. So that means bundle, bundle, bundle! Each tag counts as one item so if you have 6 bodysuits or an outfit tagged together that item only counts as one towards your limit of 75. You can have 75 girls tags and 75 boys tags in sizes Infant through 12 months. Also, we do not accept single bodysuits (like Onsies) on a hanger. Bodysuits must be bundled together or part of an outfit.

Hanger FAQs

Do all my clothes need to be on hangers? Yes. Clothes that are neatly hung on their hanger sell better so button up those buttons, snap those onsies and straighten those collars so YOUR item looks like a must have. The only "clothing" item you do not have to hang are infant sleep sacks.

 

Do my clothes need to hang in a certain direction? Ummm, yes and no. Generally if the hook of your hanger is facing left then all the clothing on the hangers will face in the same direction when they are hanging on the racks and that makes it better for shopping. However, no one has time for re-hanging clothing. We are busy family managers and it is frankly enough work getting these items together and hung up so if your clothes are hung with the hook facing right no one will ask you to re-hang them. FOR THE LOVE!

I see groups of hangers at the sale with all kinds of tape and ribbons and such - what's up with that? Those are consigning pros that want to find their left over items as quickly as possible. You guys, some of our clothing sections have thousands of pieces of clothing. If you are picking up unsold items at the end of the event you will want to make your items stand out on the rack so you can spot them easily. I've seen all kinds of things but I really think the best way is to make like a tape flag that sticks out from the side or top of the hook.

Gosh that's a lot of hangers, where can I find some for free? There are a number of stores that just recycle their hangers so they are glad to give them to you but I would suggest calling ahead to make sure they have some.

▪Carters

▪Old Navy

▪Kohls

▪Sears Outlet Perry Hall

▪Also ask at Target and Walmart when you checkout

It's not a bad idea to post on your personal Facebook page or swap groups that you are looking for hangers. They might not be free but they'll probably be cheaper than the store. If I have to buy them I buy from Walmart's baby section - 10 hangers for a $1.

The website says to use kids hangers but my older kids clothes are falling offIf you are bringing clothes over size 8 you'll want to switch to adult size hangers. Whatever you need to do to keep the clothes from falling on the floor is the right thing to do. However, your baby clothes will get all stretched out on adult hangers and they just don't sell because they look all wonky.

I have way more pants than pants hangers - how can I hang pants on a regular hanger? Safety pins! But make sure you put the safety pins on the upper part of the hanger, not the bottom or they will just slide around on the hanger.