Consignment Sale Begins Sunday For Children's Clothing
OKLAHOMA CITY - Back-to-school shopping can get pretty expensive for parents looking to outfit their little ones.
Good news though, the Just Between Friends consignment sale is happening this weekend at the state fairgrounds.
Organizers say the semi-annual sale offers gently-used items at 50 to 90 percent off retail prices.
More than 100 families are consigning items they've outgrown.
"I mean everything you need for a child is literally right here," Stephanie Bradley said.
She's been consigning clothes, shoes and other equipment for 10 years.
The money she makes will help cover the cost of clothes for the next season.
"You pay next to nothing for some of these things that are so expensive in the store brand new, and they are in great shape," Bradley said.
For the next week, Cox Pavilion will offer 70,000 sq. ft. of deep discounts on everything needed from newborn through pre-teens.
"It’s just neat to see moms so excited, getting a rack full of clothes for $100 where sometimes it’s $100 for one outfit at the store," said Kathy Winslow.
Winslow founded the sale 17 years ago in her living room and its grown over the years.
It's about more than a bargain.
"Some of the proceeds from ticket sales are given to Infant Crisis Services," Winslow explained.
Infant Crisis is a nonprofit that provides basic necessities for less fortunate children in Oklahoma.
After the last sale, Winslow said they donated $50,000 worth of baby items.
This time, she expects to give more by offering free admission to anyone who brings diapers, wipes or formula as a donation for Infant Crisis.
Next Saturday and Sunday, prices will be slashed, most of what is left after that is donated to the nonprofit.