Tis the season for first-day-of-school outfit shopping. Add to that the extensive list of required books, pens, pencils, calculators, notebooks, highlighters and more, and families are sure to feel the pinch this fall. Consignment sales and shops can be a great way to stretch your dollars. Whether you’re looking to make money cleaning out your closet or to find that perfect dress at a reasonable cost, the St. Louis area offers a wide variety of consignment options.
Shops Hut no. 8 O’Fallon │ 331 Winding Woods Dr., O’Fallon, MO, 6336 Named for a beach hut, Hut no. 8 O’Fallon caters to teens and young adults with an atmosphere that strives to make shoppers feel like they’re on a Florida beach. The selection is kept fresh by constantly changing. Whether it’s clothing, purses or shoes, only name brand will do at Hut no. 8. Buyers make consigners a real-time offer when dropping off items so they can shop right away or pocket the money for a later date.
Hut no. 8 is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Visit the website for a complete list of brands accepted and current needs. Follow them on Facebook for current promotions.
Good Buy Girls │ 4109 S. Old Highway 94, St. Charles, MO, 63304 Year-round and seasonal, new and used, clothing and jewelry, it’s all covered at Good Buy Girls. A vast assortment of clothing in juniors, misses and plus sizes share the floor with home décor and more. Appointments are required for consignment items.
Good Buy Girls is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shop is closed Sunday and Monday.
ReFresh │ 1710 S. Brentwood Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63144 ReFresh, a two-story resale shop in the middle of Brentwood, features a red carpet and texting lounge. A TV and couches provide a comfortable place for friends and family to wait while shoppers try on the latest trends. This unique boutique, a part of the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition, also provides valuable work experience for teens in foster care, with proceeds benefiting the coalition’s work.
ReFresh is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Women’s Closet Exchange │ 11575 Gravois Rd., St. Louis, MO, 63126 Featured on the former Style Network program, “Resale Royalty,” this store might not be the place to go for run-of-the-mill back-to-school shopping, but it’s a great spot to find the perfect piece for a special event or fall formal. From hosting trunk shows to carrying high-end labels like Chanel and Lilly Pulitzer, the stock is constantly changing. Keep up with the latest on Women Closet Exchange’s Facebook page.
Consignment Sales The Stork Lady │Sept. 1-3 Purchase gently used clothing and toys at the Stork Lady sale. Stork Lady also offers consignment opportunities using an online tagging system. The fall sale will be at Gateway Center, located at 1 Gateway Dr., Collinsville, IL, 62234. The sale is open Thursday, Sept. 1, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 2, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Most remaining items are marked 50 percent off the final day of the sale. Get the details.
Just Between Friends │ Sept. 23-25 This popular sale includes items for babies through teens. Games, toys, clothing, bouncy seats and even maternity clothes can be found for 50 to 90 percent off regular retail price. If you’re looking to earn back money from items, consider consigning to receive 60 to 70 percent of your asking price. Organizers even offer a “valet tagging” program for those who wish to leave the tagging to others.
The West St. Louis County franchise of Just Between Friends will host its Fall/Winter Sale Sept. 23-25 in Queeny Park at the Greensfelder Recreation Complex located at 550 Weidman Rd., Ballwin, MO, 63021. Visit the Just Between Friends website for consigner registration, instructions and shopping hours. Get the details.
ReSell-It │ Oct. 8 The Greater St. Louis Mothers of Twins Club hosts this semi-annual children’s consignment sale featuring seasonal kids, juniors and young men’s clothing, video games, shoes, movies and more.
ReSell-It is open Oct. 8 from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Parkway North High School, located at 12860 Fee Fee Rd., St. Louis, MO, 63146. Visit them on Facebook for more information. Get the details.
Recycled Kids │ Aug. 25-27 Recycled Kids Fall St. Charles County Sale offers a huge venue with plenty of room to explore consigned clothing, games, baby items and more. Recycled Kids also hosts Toy & Home sale, the perfect venue to shop for reasonably priced Christmas gifts or to recycle and sell working, gently-used toys. The date for the Toy & Home sale is to be announced.
Recycled Kids Fall Sale is open Aug. 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with many remaining items half price. The sale is held at The Family Arena, located at 2002 Arena Parkway (South River Road), St. Charles, MO 63303. Get the details.
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