Why Shop the Children’s Clothing Exchange

    Disclosure :: Children’s Clothing Exchange sponsored this post. That said, the company is under new ownership and we are thrilled to partner with and endorse this mom-owned brand. Children’s Clothing Exchange is locally owned, locally operated and shopping the event supports 3 local New Orleans families and hundreds of others who earn money by consigning. 

    Why Shop the Children’s Clothing Exchange

    What is the Children’s Clothing Exchange?

    As a transplant to the New Orleans area over 5 years ago, I did not know all of the various shopping options for securing children items and clothes. When I got pregnant with my daughter, I had a friend who told me I HAD to shop the Children’s Clothing Exchange. Of course, I had no idea what that was or what she meant. One quick Google and Facebook search showed me that the Children’s Clothing Exchange is a mom-run and owned, twice a year shopping pop-up right here in New Orleans. Typically the event is held once in the Spring and consigning children's clothingonce in Fall. They sell gently used children’s items like clothing, shoes, baby gear, toys, sports equipment, and even furniture. The items range from newborn and baby all the way to teenagers. There’s even nursing and maternity clothing for the expectant New Orleans area moms.

    Why to Consign With Children’s Clothing Exchange

    I’m sure I’m not the only parent out there who has cute clothing hanging in the closet that their child wore just a few times or has held up surprisingly well – maybe even still with tags. Why not sell it and make some extra spending money? It’s also a sustainable way to clear clutter from your home. It’s a win-win situation. You get to clean out your child’s closet or your storage area, and you make some money that you would not have had to begin with. To start the process, you register to be a consignor on their website; this is all done virtually now. As a consignor, you simply register your items and list the prices for your items; that’s right, YOU name the price. There is a guideline for pricing but as the original owner of the product, you know how gently used your items are and how much you paid for them/how much you think they could sell for. The best part, besides the extra money, is you do nothing else after dropping the items off at the location for the Children’s Clothing Exchange. The lovely women owners do all of the rest, from selling to staffing the event to writing the check for your items sold. You earn 50% of the final sale price of the items you consigned. Win-Win! Another bonus is that consignors get to shop before the sale even opens to the general public! Consignors get to shop during drop-off days.

    How to consign: Consignor Information

    Why to Shop Children’s Clothing Exchange

    Why pay full price for an outfit that your child will get dirty in an instant, use as everyday play clothing at school or even special occasion garments that get used one time? This is the beauty of the Children’s Clothing Exchange. There are so many items you can get at the Exchange for way less thanChildren's Clothing Exchange original store prices. Personally, I have bought so many cute smocks that are originally close to $40-$60 for more than 50% off the retail price. Smocks are so cute, in my opinion, but they can be quite expensive. Most moms cannot rationalize paying $80 for a dress your child may stain with their food. Not to mention, my toddler loves dressing up, so I have snagged many costumes/princess dresses at the sale. Those princess dresses can add up! I was able to get 4 princess dresses with cute princess shoes for the price of one new outfit from a retail store. The sale even helped Santa bring a cute kitchen playset with all the utensils and food. The great thing about buying all these items at a fraction of the price is that you are helping other local New Orleans moms make some extra money. Moms helping moms, it is a solidarity/sisterhood here. The Exchange is so wonderfully organized by sex and size. For example, everything for a female toddler size 3 is in one section, etc. It is so convenient when you may not have a ton of time to shop that everything you will be looking for is in one location without racing around guessing.

    Shop the event: Buyer Information

    Know Before You Go

    Location :: VFW {1133 Hickory Avenue in Harahan} – Wherever you’re coming from, we’re conveniently located near the end of Earhart Expressway, Clearview or River Road.

    Consignor Drop Off :: Sunday, September 26 1:00-5:00pm  |  Monday, September 27 9:00-6:00pm  |  Tuesday, September 28 9:00-6:00pm

    Sale Days :: Wednesday – Friday, September 29 – October 1 9:00-6:00pm  |  Saturday, October 2 9:00-5:00pm  |  Sunday, October 3 12:00-5:00pm | Monday, October 4 9:00-6:00pm

    Half Priced Day (tons of items marked 50% off!) :: Tuesday, October 5 9:00-8:00pm

    **Tip from an avid Children’s Clothing Exchange Buyer: Watch the videos the Children’s Exchange posts days before the sale and the pictures posted on their social media! See if there are any items you really like and get there early on opening day to snag them!**

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    Kristina is originally from Miami, Florida but calls New Orleans home for the last 6 years. She got her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and her Podiatric Medical Degree from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. Kristina and her husband moved to New Orleans to lay some roots in the Big Easy. She is currently co-owner and practitioner at NOLA Sole Podiatry. She has a lovable and amazing daughter, Victoria Isabel. In her downtime, she loves being out and about with her husband and daughter. They love trying new restaurants and going to festivals. We love exploring different cultures and cultural events here in New Orleans and loves exposing her daughter to them. She also loves going to parks with her family and furbabies. Kristina loves supporting dog rescues and wishes she could rescue all the adoptable dogs in NOLA but will settle for 2 right now.

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