I figured I blog about my recent experience with selling and buying kid's clothes via consignment and resale. First, there's a difference between the two which a good friend pointed out. Resale is where they give you cash on the spot for your stuff. Consignment is when they take your items and you make a percentage of what the store sells it for.
I sold some kid clothes for my mom and a few things that I didn't want anymore from the boys. I made about $30 for two bags of clothes when I went to the resale store. Resale was a lot less picky and had a bigger selection. Consignment is more choosy and has less of a selection to shop from.
Some items that are totally worth shopping consignment/resale for would be: Holiday wear, particularly costumes, Christmas/Easter themed clothes, dresswear, etc. Those items get worn only a few times and can be pricey. Outerwear like winter, leather or wool coats. Infant shoes since they outgrow them so fast and they don't get much wear (wouldn't buy older kid shoes because they were really worn). I also found the kid shirts and jeans pretty worn there too, so I would pass up on that. I ended up buying a brand new knitted cap for the baby for $4 and a one piece white knitted outfit for $3 (looked like it came from a boutique).
Anyone have other tips to share with buying/selling? What items do you purchase and which do you pass up?