Tot couture made cheaper with consignment
Babies, babies, everywhere! We're not sure if there's something in the water, or if we're just at that age, but some of us at Deal Divas have noticed that EVERY SINGLE ONE OF OUR FRIENDS is either pregnant or newly mothered. Or at least it feels that way.
One of the best things about having friends with babies is that we get to go shopping for the adorable outfits: Tiny curduroy jumpers! Itty-bitty Nikes! Sweaters with bunnies! Bear hats! I remember the first time I perused through the baby rack for a friend's baby shower, I was thrilled out how inexpensive all this miniature-sized fashion was. Only $12.99 for a ruffle skirt at Target? Nine bucks for Run DMC onesie? What a bargain!
Until I realized that babies grow like crazy and can wear that onesie for, like, five minutes before Mom finds herself trying to jam fat little legs into too-small holes.
Which is why, if consigment makes sense for anyone, it would be kids. We recently learned that It's A Small World Kids Consignment in Seminole has new ownership by the adorable Wilkinson family -- Parents Sarah and Andy, 10-year-old Savannah, 6-year-old Aidan and baby Dylan. They're bringing new energy to the shop at 9241 Seminole Blvd., which carries rack upon rack of gently used name brand kids' clothing, such as Tommy Hilfiger, Baby Gap and Gymboree.
Clothes usually run between $3 and $7. They also sell toys and playground equipment for about half of retail price, and maternity clothes, too. Even better, you can go and sell your kid's outgrown clothing, though they recommend you call ahead and make sure it's something they need, as they get new clothes every day. You can also follow them on Facebook to see photos of their newest offerings.
Deal Diva Emily (and no, Mom, I'm not pregnant)