Spring has sprung in Cincinnati, which can only mean one thing: spring consignment sales! Not only are these events a great way to score major bargains, you can also make a buck or two by selling your kids’ too-small gear and apparel!
Here’s your 2018 Guide to Spring Consignment Sales in Cincinnati. Ready, set, shop!
When: Sat., March 3 from 9-11:30 am
Where: Florence Baptist Church, 642 Mt Zion Rd., Florence, KY
The Northern Kentucky Mothers of Multiples’ semi-annual children’s clothing, toys and equipment sale is open to the public – not just for families with twins! Admission is $1 per person and kids 12 and under are free. Credit cards are accepted at checkout with a $3 service fee.
When: Sat., March 3 from 9 am-1 pm
Where: Madeira Elementary School, 7840 Thomas Dr., Madeira, OH
This annual sale features loads of gently used clothing and gear. In terms of consignment sales, the Changing Hands Sale gets an “A” for organization – this sale is very shopper-friendly. There’s a $1 cash fee for entry, and only cash and credit cards are accepted for checkout.
When: Sat., March 3
Where: Faith Church, 5910 Price Rd., Milford, OH
Come early to get in early at this sale! Doors open at 7:30 am, but the first 10 shoppers get in at 7:15 am. Admission is $1 and includes entry for three raffles: a Cincinnati Nature Center Family Membership, Cincinnati Museum Center Family Membership and a Pop-Up Party Box Orange Leaf (and spend $100, and get a second entry into each raffle!). Also note: credit cards are accepted with a $1 fee.
When: Sat., March 10 from 8:30-11:30 am
Where: Loveland Middle School, 801 S. Lebanon Rd., Loveland, OH
The Cincinnati Mothers of Twins consignment sale features everything from strollers and car seats to toys, clothes and shoes – at bargain prices. Admission is $1 per person and credit cards are accepted for purchases.
When: Sat., March 10 from 7:30 am-12 pm
Where: McCormick Elementary School, 751 Loveland Miamiville Rd., Loveland, OH
This sale is sponsored by the McCormick Elementary PTO, and features dozens of consigners selling everything from baby clothes to kids’ sports gear. Kids 6 and under can participate in the “Cutest Kid Photo Contest,” which is held during sale hours. Admission is $1 at the door – both the entrance fee and checkout are cash only.
When: Sat., March 10 from 9 am-1 pm
Where: Springboro Junior High School, 1605 South Main Street, Springboro, OH
Cincy parents-to-be: skip the expensive registries; this Springboro sale features one of the best baby departments around! Admission is $1, and a portion of the sale’s proceeds benefit Dayton Children’s Hospital. Credit cards are accepted at checkout; follow the sale’s Facebook page for free admission passes and contests for presale access.
When: Wed., March 14-Sun., March 18
Where: 7541 Mall Road, Florence, KY
Little Treasures Kids Sale is Northern Kentucky’s largest twice-a-year consignment sale! Sale features new and gently used brand-name clothing, shoes, toys, furniture, equipment, maternity and more! Two things to note: Sunday is half-price day, and only cash and credit cards – Visa and Mastercard – are accepted (no checks). Credit cards require a minimum purchase of $20 (a $1 fee will be added to card purchases under $20).
When: Sun., March 18 – Thurs., March 22
Where: Tri County Commons, 720 Kemper Commons Circle, Cincinnati OH
Rhea Lana’s is one of the largest consignment events in Cincinnati, and is unique in that it lasts a full week! The Spring Sale features spring and summer children’s clothing, books, games, indoor and outdoor toys, baby equipment, maternity and more. Admission and parking are free; be sure to check the schedule for half-price promotions.
When: Sat., March 24 from 8 am-12 pm
Where: Lakota East High School, 6840 Lakota Lane, Liberty Township, OH
Organized by the West Chester Mothers of Twins & More, this sale has bargain prices on gently used clothing for preemies to teens, plus toys, gear and equipment. This sale is open to anyone (not just parents of multiples), and proceeds go to sponsor the West Chester Mothers of Twins & More and Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House. Admission is $1 – cash only.
Almost all of the organizations listed above host fall sales as well, so be sure to ask about future sale dates. Meanwhile, if you want to score a few secondhand steals in between sales, check out one of the following Cincinnati consignment retailers:
6208 Tylersville Road, Mason, Ohio
Walk into Little Sprouts, and you’ll swear you’re in a high-end kids’ boutique – not a resale shop! And with more than 30,000 items, you are sure to find designer duds for your stylish little sprout.
9 locations in the Greater Cincinnati/Dayton area
This well-known resale chain is popular with Cincinnati parents, and for good reason. It’s a one-stop shop for all things kids: clothing, shoes, sports uniforms, Halloween costumes and even toys – all priced at a fraction of what you’d spend at the mall.
7 locations in the Greater Cincinnati/Dayton area
Plato’s Closet is the older sibling of Once Upon a Child and the place to find the top brands, trends and styles for hard-to-please tweens and teens.
4 Greater Cincinnati locations
Moms: need something for yourself? Head to Clothes Mentor for designer clothes, shoes and accessories, all at budget-friendly prices! Think you’re too busy to shop for yourself? Be sure to sign up for a free personal shopper session and maximize your kid-free time.
Two locations: 5353 Dixie Hwy, Fairfield, OH and 8142 Princeton-Glendale Rd, West Chester, OH
This family-owned operation is now known as the “Largest Children’s Resale Shop” in the city. Reruns buys and sells apparel, toys, maternity and more.
10 locations around Cincinnati
The Snooty Fox is an upscale consignment store that sells like-new, brand-name clothing. You’ll find especially great deals on “special occasion” clothes for your kids!
With so many secondhand sales and stores in Greater Cincinnati, you’ll never pay full-price again!