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Spring Into Savings: 2017 Des Moines Area Consignment Sales

des moines consignment salesWinter is turning into spring! With the weather warming, we all know our kiddos are going to need new clothes. But maybe they don’t need all NEW clothes. Perhaps some gently used wardrobe pieces will do.

I absolutely love consignment shopping for my daughter. With a second child on the way, I’m all about pinching pennies.

You can bet I will be checking in to several of these upcoming Des Moines area consignment sales:

Just Between Friends Des MoinesJust Between Friends Des Moines

March 17-19
Elwell Family Food Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds
3000 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines

Just Between Friends is a national affiliate event run locally by mom of two, Marisa. With the motto “Shop. Sell. Save. Smart!”, this sale has grown in recent years and features a great selection of kids clothes, gear, and toys. “Leftovers” from the sale are donated to area charity Hope Ministries.

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Des Moines Mothers of Multiples Consignment Sale

March 24-25 
Zion Lutheran Church
4300 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines

The Mothers of Multiples sale features gently used clothes from preemie to 14/16 as well as maternity clothes from families blessed with twins, triplets, and more! Shoppers will find shoes, baby gear, toys, and anything else needed. And, while the sellers are families with multiples, this sale is open to everyone.

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twice blessed consignmentTwice Blessed Consignment Sale

March 31-April 1 
Shepherd of the Valley Church
3900 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines

This sale, organized by the Shepherd’s Flock Early Learning Center, features gently used baby/children’s clothing, maternity clothing and items, shoes, outerwear, toys, books, children’s decor, movies, baby needs, special occasion clothing (dance, costumes, etc.), bikes, sports equipment, and more!

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rhea lana's consignmentRhea Lana’s Spring Event

April 2-7 
Old Hancock Building
801 S. Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny

Rhea Lana’s, Inc. is an upscale children’s consignment event business that’s been operating since 1997. Its affiliates hold semi-annual events in 23 states. Rhea Lana’s sales have children’s furniture, nursery bedding, maternity clothing, nursing accessories, and infant equipment. They also carry high-quality toys, children’s books, video games, and sports accessories.

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Tiny Treasures Lutheran Preschool

April 21-22
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
8301 Aurora Avenue, Urbandale

This bi-annual sale features items for the whole family, including toys, cribs, strollers, clothes, and books.

take 2 des moinesTake 2 Des Moines

April 26-29 
Knapp Animal Learning Center, Iowa State Fairgrounds
3000 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines

This was the first kids’ consignment sale I ever attended when my daughter was a baby, and I was astonished at how big it was! It’s packed to the brim with gently used children’s, teen, and maternity clothing; toys; books; furniture; and more. I always stock up on seasonal items, clothes, and toys that would be expensive to buy new.

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These sales aren’t just for shoppers. If you’re looking to do some spring cleaning, these are great sales at which to sell YOUR gently used items. Get specifics about how to do so on the various websites.

If our baby on board ends up being a boy, I’ll be right there with you in the consignment line with about 12 totes of girl clothes to sell!

Happy shopping (or selling). Check out my tips for being successful on both ends of the consignment sale spectrum!

Are we forgetting any of your favorite kids’ pop-up consignment sales? Please let us know in the comment section below. 

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