Organizer Offers Savings Tips for Consignment Sale Season in Charlotte
Can’t bear to part with that smocked dress your daughter wore? Or the Coach purse you haven’t used in a year?
Charlotte’s consignment sales or consignment shops may help loosen your grip. It’s the season for community sales around the area, with many focused on children's clothing, books, toys and accessories.
Year-round stores also are re-stocking for the season and may pay well for your gently used suits, handbags, shoes and more. It's a good time for buyers — but also for sellers, and especially people who need to purge, says a local Charlotte-based professional organizer.
Jennifer Burnham of highly rated Pure & Simple Organizing in Charlotte says consigning can offer good motivation, and sometimes a deadline, for people aiming to clean out items they no longer need. The sales or stores can offer a bargain for people who know what they want and don’t mind something used.
She offered advice for consignors and shoppers:
Tips for Selling
- Don’t price items too high. You may have memories attached to an item, but those don't make it more valuable to someone else.
- Consider whether you’d like less money right away (from a pay-upfront resale store) or more money later (from a sale or a true consignment store).
- Don’t forget the handbags. Designer purses often draw more money than shoes. They show less wear, and more people are willing to buy a used bag than used shoes.
Tips for Shopping
- Don’t buy just to buy. Make a list of the types of items you need before you go.
- Buy brands that last. Especially if you’re shopping for children's clothing, look for brands you know can take the wearing and washing; otherwise, you may be disappointed at how quickly the items wear out.
Consignment sales around Charlotte
Here are a few popular upcoming consignment sales:
- Harrison United Methodist Church Children’s Consignment Sale, Sept. 4-6, 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville
- The Upscale Wee Sale, Sept. 4-7, 2266 Deerfield Rd, Fort Mill, S.C.
- Harris YMCA Kids Konsignment Sale, Sept. 6, 5900 Quail Hollow Road, Charlotte
- Lake Norman Mothers of Multiples sale, Sept. 6, Brawley Middle School Gym, 132 Swift Arrow Drive, Mooresville
- Assurance Kid’s Consignment Sale, Sept. 12-13, 9700 Mt Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville
- Cloud 9 Consign, Sept. 12-13, Southbrook Church, 5607 Monroe-Weddington Road, Weddington, NC
- Teri Kidz Consignment Sale, Sept. 14-20, 314 East Plaza Drive, Mooresville
- Green Jeans Southpark, Sept. 17-20, 2229 Tyvola Road, Charlotte
- For Every Season Fall Sale, Sept. 21-27, 2266 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill, S.C.
- Sardis Presbyterian Church Consignment Sale, Sept. 27, 6100 Sardis Road, Charlotte
- Blair Road UMC Children’s Consignment Sale, Oct. 4, 9135 Blair Road, Mint Hill
- Love Truck Consignment Sale, Oct. 9-12, Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte