Spring 2013 Consignment Sales in the DC Metro Area

Photo Credit: Wee-Sale Consignment Sale

This was such a wildly popular post that I’m bringing back a list of the Spring 2013 Consignment Sales in Northern Virginia.  I’ve listed ones the popular ones in the area, but I’m sure I’ve missed a few.  If you would like to add your business to this list, please email capitallyfrugal(at)gmail.com, with the information about your sale.  I will try to update the list, as fast as possible. 

I’m often asked what my favorite consignment sales are, and I must say it’s so hard to choose!  I regularly attend Just Between Friends of Loudoun County and Kids Closet Connection at the Leesburg Armory, because they are some of the biggest sales closest to me.  And, I’ve enjoyed both immensely.  Just Between Friends tends to have better deals on clothing for a longer period of time, while Kids Closet Connection has great prices for the first two hours (then, you really have to dig to find a bargain).  And, as you can imagine, the lines are long for both.  I highly suggest finding a babysitter, if you’re planning to attend.  It’s much easier to deal with the jostling crowds and hour-long lines if you’re not juggling a crying child as well. :)   I’ve also found a great way to combat the long lines – find a friend who wants to attend the consignment sale and take turns standing in line and browsing.

Consignment sales are a terrific way to make a little money on the gently used children’s items in your house.  If you’re anything like us, you probably have an overabundance of kids’ clothes, books, toys, and random gear!  While we try to share our “stuff” with friends and family, there are times when we can’t find anyone interested in it (I mean, who really wants that loudly annoying baby cell phone that repeats itself ad nauseum?!).  So, instead of overloading the dumpsters (many of our thrift stores refuse toys and baby gear), we decided to sell it very cheaply.  Parents shopping at consignment sales are overjoyed with their “great finds” and you are jubilant over cleaning your home and making a few extra dollars.  I’ve included the percentage of sales that consignors make for each sale, so browse through the list to find one that works with your schedule and gives you the most return for your labor!

Week of February 25 – March 3, 2013
Northern Virginia Parents of Multiples Semi-Annual Clothing & Equipment Sale
When: Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 9:00am to 1:00pm (doors close at 11:15am, floor is cleared, and half-price sale starts at noon)
Where: Luther Jackson Middle School, Falls Church, VA (3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042)
Description: They accept cash and credit cards.  But, no strollers are allowed!  Huge spring children’s consignment sale with over 20,000 items available! Great bargains on strollers, bikes, furniture, books, games, shoes, maternity, sports, safety equipment and other baby gear. Clothes from preemie to size 6 or 7.  Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Parents of Multiples.
Consignors: Non-member-volunteers will receive 70% of their sale proceeds, and can shop early (8:00 am). They must work a 4 to 5 hour volunteer shift. For more information, please contact sale@nvpom.com.

Classy Kids Consignment Manassas
When: Sales starts on Wednesday, February 27th!  2/27 (10:00 AM – 8:00 PM); 2/28 (10:00 AM – 7:00 PM); 3/1 (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, 25% off); 3/2 (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 50% off); 3/3 (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Dollar Dash)
Where: 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas, VA
Description: This is one of Northern Virginia’s best organized resale of gently used children’s clothes, toys, books, videos, children’s furniture, maternity items, baby equipment, outdoor play equipment, shoes, and more at bargain prices!  Their selection includes maternity and preemie through junior sizes!
Specials:  If you are a mom-to-be, a new mom or a new dad of a child 18 months or younger, a daycare provider, or school teacher, you can shop early!  When you purchase your pass for $5 here (passes are $10 if purchased within one week of the pre-sale), your PayPal receipt is your ticket to shop during a designated time before the sale is open to the general public.
Consignors: There are no consignor fees – and, consignors make 60% of the sale of their items (more if you volunteer).  However, you will need a tagging gun to consign at this sale – they will NOT accept prices pinned with safety pins.

Week of March 4 – 10, 2013

Kids Closet Connection South Fairfax County
When: Sale starts on Friday, March 8th!  3/8 (9:00 AM – 6:00 PM), 3/9 (9:00 AM – 6:00 PM), 3/10 (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Half Price Sale)
Where: Shriners Anek Building, 9001 Arlington Blvd. (Rte 50, 1 1/2 miles W of the Beltway) Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Description: Each Kid’s Closet Connection sale is like a super-large, organized  walk-in closet chock-full of gently-used kids’ clothing, furniture, maternity and toys just waiting to be bought!  For more information, visit their website.
Consignors: You keep 70% of every item you sell – just pre-price your items, drop them off before the sale, and they will do the rest.  To register, visit their website.

Catholic Consignments Children’s Consignment Sale
When
: Saturday, March 9, 2013 (6:30 AM – 8:00 AM is the Volunteer Pre-Sale; 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM is the public sale; Noon – 1:30 PM is the Half Price Sale; 3:30 – 4:30 PM is the Dollar Dash)
Where: St. Theresa’s Catholic School, 21370 St. Theresa Lane, Ashburn, VA 20147
Description: There will be great bargains on children’s clothing (infant to preteen), toys, bikes, games, furniture, baby equipment, maternity clothes, and more.  For more information, visit their website.
Specials: A limited number of early shopping passes are available for purchase (these have sold out at all previous sales, so purchase early).  Passes are $25 each and allow one person to enter the sale at 7:30 AM (30 minutes before the sale opens to the public).
Consignors: Consignors who complete a full volunteer shift will retain 70% of the sale price of all their items. Consignors who do not volunteer (or do not complete their shift) will receive 50% of the sale price of all their items.  A $7 administration fee and an optional postage fee ($5) will be deducted from each consignor check after the percentages are calculated.  For all the rules, click here.

Kids’ Stuff Sale
When:
Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 8:00 AM – Noon
Where: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA
Description: Over 100 consignors selling gently-used maternity, baby, and kids’ clothes, toys, books, and equipment.  After nearly 20 years, this consignment sale is trusted by many of our regular customers as a well-organized, reliable source of all kid-related items! Due to stairs and tight spaces, strollers are not allowed at the sale.  For more details, visit their website.
Consignors: In return for 80% of sales attributed to each consignor plus access to a special Friday presale, consigners commit to: consign at least 20 quality items of children’s clothing, work one shift during set-up, on sale day or during clean-up, and advertise the sale to friends and family via email, online lists or posting flyers.  For more information, check out their consignor guidelines.

Week of March 11 – 17, 2013

Wee-Sale Children’s Consignment Sale
When:
Sales starts on Thursday, March 14th!  3/14 (9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, No Children Allowed on the First Day); 3/15 (9:00 AM – 7:00 PM); 3/16 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 25% Off Day); 3/17 (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Half-Price Sale)
Where: “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center at Truxtun Park, 273 Hilltop Lane, Annapolis MD
Description:  Please no children or strollers on opening day.  They suggest you bring a laundry basket to the sale. Large bags will need to be checked at the door. They will have a limited number of shopping bags. Opening day is very busy and they may not have enough bags for all of you!  Be sure to “like” them on Facebook for up-to-date information!  Free admission – open to the public!
Consignors: Earn 55% of your sales.  If you work 4 hours, you’ll earn 60%.  If you work two 4 hour shifts, you’ll earn 65%.  Your check will be mailed within 2 weeks of the sale.  You do NOT have to be present to sell — unless you want to be.

Weecycled Wardrobe
When:
Sales starts on Friday, March 15th!  3/15 (10:00 AM – 7:00 PM); 3/16 (10:00 AM – 7:00 PM); 3/17 (10:00 AM – 7:00 PM); 3/18 (10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Half-Price Sale)
Where: 1400 Central Park Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Description: They accept MasterCard, Visa, Discovery and Debit cards as well as cash. 5% sales tax is also charged on all purchases.  All purses, diaper bags and stroller baskets will be peeked into by our security as you exit the building. If you carry a change of clothing for you child, please leave it in your car!    Be sure to “like” them on Facebook for up-to-date information!  Free admission – open to the public!
Consignors:
Earn 55% of the selling price of your items, set your own selling price! Once you bring them your items, they do the rest, nightly online viewing of sold items and earnings, checks will be mailed within 24 hours!  Sign up for a 3 hour shift to come to a special pre-sale before the general public! Want to shop even earlier? Sign up for multiple shifts to be a 6-hour or 9-hour volunteer!

Fairfax County Mothers of Multiples
When: Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Chantilly High School, 4201 Stringfellow Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151.  Shoppers should enter through school entrance 11.
Description: The Consignment sales are very large and very well organized events with more than 150 families consigning items. All families have twins, triplets, or more, so there is an unbelievable amount of baby and kid merchandise. At past sales, we have sold more than 15,000 items and 90% of items were $5.00 or less!   The cashiers take cash or personal checks but not credit cards.    Be sure to “like” them on Facebook for up-to-date information!  Free admission – open to the public!

Christ Church Children’s Consignment Sale
When: Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Noon – 2:00 PM, they will have 50% off select items)
Where: Christ Church, 8285 Glen Eagles Ln, Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Description: They will have over 200 consignors selling quality, gently used children’s clothing, toys, infant items, shoes, books, games, DVD’s, videos, furniture and much more.   They will accept cash, checks and credit cards.  Due to space limitations, no strollers are allowed in the building during the sale.  For more information, visit their website.
Consignors: Consign AND work a full volunteer shift at the sale and receive 70% of the sales price for items sold.  There is a $10.00 consignor fee to cover administrative & advertising costs will be deducted from your proceeds

My Child’s Closet Consignment Sale
When: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM, regular sale and 2:30 – 5:30, half price sale
Where: Douglass Community Center, 406 E Market Street, Leesburg, VA
Description: Admission is free! Take advantage of great prices on a huge assortment of new and pre-owned clothing, toys, baby equipment, strollers, furniture, books and much, much more.  They carry items for newborns to teens, as well as maternity clothes.  For more information, visit their website.
Consignors: Earn 60% of your sales if you consign only.  Consignors who volunteer receive up to 65% of their sales! You’ll also be invited to shop the pre-sale, before other consignors who are not volunteers. If you’re interested in serving as a shift leader and increasing your percentage to 70%, please contact them.

Old Bridge Preschool Consignment Sale
When: Saturday, March 16, 2013 {8:00 AM – 2:30 PM  (11:30 AM – 12:30 PM is the Half-Price Sale and 1:30-2:30 is the Dollar Dash)}
Where: Old Bridge United Methodist Church, Woodbridge, VA
Description: There will be Spring/Summer Children’s Clothes (sizes infant through juniors), like-new shoes and boots (no scuffs), toys, baby accessories, bedding, and much more!  Credit cards are not accepted.  For more information, visit their website.
Consignors: Consigners receive 65% of the total amount they sell, minus a $10 seller fee.

CFC MOPS Sale
When: Saturday, March 16, 2013 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM (regular sale), 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Half-Price Sale), 3:15 – 4:00 PM (Dollar Dash)
Where: Ashburn Elementary School, 44062 Fincastle Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147
Description: The CFC MOPS Consignment Sale is a one stop shopping place for all your children’s needs!  They have everything from children’s gently-used clothing (size infant to size pre-teen seasonal clothing); toys; baby & child equipment; baby & child furniture; children’s books, games, videos; and maternity clothing.  For more information, visit their website.
Consignors: Individuals that consign and volunteer receive 70% of the sales price for each item sold.  The consignment fee of $5 is deducted after the percentage is calculated.  Volunteers are invited to shop the pre-sale starting at 6:15 am on the morning of the sale.  Actual pre-sale time depends on which shift you work.

Week of March 18 – 24, 2013

Our Stylish Kids Children’s Consignment Sale
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Noon – 1:00 PM is their half price sale)
Where: Marlboro Volunteer Fire Department, 14815 Pratt Street, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Description: The premier children’s consignment sale in Southern Prince George’s County. Items include new and gently used baby and kids clothes (preemie to size 12), toys, nursery accessories, bikes, games, Easter outfits, and more! “Like” them on Facebook to be kept up-to-date on their sale!
Consignors: Earn 60% of your sales if you consign and an extra 5% if you volunteer. There is an $8.55 consignor fee which includes administrative fees and advertising costs. Sellers shop the day before the sale opens to the public and need not be present the day of.

Week of April 1-7, 2013

Calvary Road Baptist Church Children’s Consignment Sale
When: Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM (between 12:15 – 2:00 PM, select items are 1/2 price)
Where: Calvary Road Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA
Description: They do not accept credit or debit cards.  And, no strollers are allowed!  They will have over 275 consignors that offer baby & children’s Spring/Summer clothing, toys, books, CDs, baby furniture, sports equipment and much more!  For more details, visit their website.
Consignor: As a consignor, you will receive 70% of the proceeds of your sales minus the $10.00 consignor fee. The remaining 30% will be donated to The Alexandria Pregnancy Help Center (APHC), a non-profit organization that supports women in crisis pregnancies, and other local charities.

Kids Closet Connection of Leesburg, VA
When: Sale starts on Thursday, April 4th!  4/4 (10:00 AM – 7:00 PM); 4/5 (10:00 AM – 7:00 PM), 4/6 (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Half Price Sale)
Where: Army National Guard Armory, Leesburg, VA (Across from the Leesburg Airport)
Description: Huge sale in Leesburg, VA – it’s important to be there when the doors open on Thursday, April 4th!  Otherwise, most of the good deals are scooped up in the first hour!
Consignors: Kid’s Closet Connection  takes a small dollar percentage of your sold items and you receive a check for 70% of your sales!  There is also a $12.50 consignor fee (unless otherwise noted) deducted from your proceeds at the end of the sale.  This fee is charged only once per season, so transfer your items to the next sale and pay no additional consignor feeStart Consigning here. Remember that all volunteers who consign get their consignment advertising fee waived, & get to shop before anyone else!  As a new incentive, if you consign and volunteer one regular shift and one shift for set up or break down, you receive 75% of sales.  Don’t worry if you can’t lift and move heavy racks, you can have a friend or relative volunteer this shift for you!

Week of April 15 – 21, 2013

Just Between Friends of Loudoun County Consignment Sale
When: Sale starts on Saturday, April 20th!   4/20 (Noon – 6:o0 PM) and 4/21 (8:00 AM – Noon, 50% off sale)
Where: Dulles Sportsplex, Sterling, VA
Description: This is an amazing sale – it was voted as the best children’s consignment sale in DC & Northern Virginia, by ConsignmentMommies!  Thousands of children’s and maternity items cover 20,000 square feet of space.  They will accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and Cash Only.  Admission is $10/person from Noon – 1:30 PM on Saturday, April 20th AND $5/person  from 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM.  But, check back, we will be hosting a giveaway for a pre-sale pass, along with a coupon that waives the $5 admission from 1:30 – 6:00 PM! :)
Specials: If you are a first time parent (meaning pregnant, a child under 12 months, or adopted within the last 12 months), you’re invited to shop their Presale event (is between 6:30 – 9:00 PM on Friday, 4/19) with a friend.   Also, military families can shop for free on Saturday, April 20th from 10 AM – Noon.  They do require a Military ID to enter per immediate family. Please note this is for Military, not other Government branches.  Be sure to “like” Just Between Friends of Loudoun County, to keep up-to-date!
Consignors: Join Just Between Friends as a consignor and make 60% on your items that sell.  Volunteers not only get to shop early, but they also make 70% on their sold items.  There is an $11 consignor fee per event.  Let them know Capitally Frugal sent you!

Wee-Sale Children’s Consignment Sale
When:
Sales starts on Friday, April 19th!  4/19 (9:00 AM – 7:00 PM, No Children Allowed Before Noon on the First Day); 4/20 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM); 4/21 (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 50 Off Day)
Where: Greenbelt Armory (Reserve Center), 7100 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD
Description:  Please no children or strollers on opening day before Noon.  They suggest you bring a laundry basket to the sale. Large bags will need to be checked at the door. They will have a limited number of shopping bags. Opening day is very busy and they may not have enough bags for all of you!  Be sure to “like” them on Facebook for up-to-date information!  Free admission – open to the public!
Consignors: Earn 55% of your sales.  If you work 4 hours, you’ll earn 60%.  If you work two 4 hour shifts, you’ll earn 65%.  Your check will be mailed within 2 weeks of the sale.  You do NOT have to be present to sell — unless you want to be.

Week of April 22 – 28, 2013

Kids Closet Connection Clarke County
When: Sale starts on Thursday, April 25th!  4/25 (9:00 AM – 7:00 PM); 4/26 (9:00 AM – 7:00 PM), 4/27 (9:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Half Price Sale)
Where: Ruritan Building, 890 West Main Street, Berryville, VA 22611
Description: Each Kid’s Closet Connection sale is like a super-large, organized  walk-in closet chock-full of gently-used kids’ clothing, furniture, maternity and toys just waiting to be bought!  For more information, visit their website.
Specials: Kid’s Closet Connection always has FREE Admission!  They also accept Cash, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.
Consignors: You keep 70% of every item you sell – just pre-price your items, drop them off before the sale, and they will do the rest.  To register, visit their website.

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