Spring has sprung! And your children may have also sprouted up. Time for some new clothes! Before you spend a fortune on pants that will be worn only a couple of months before shorts season, check out this spring resale guide which includes events and local resale and consignment shops.
New to the world of resale events? Items you may find include children’s clothing, shoes, sports and dance wear, sports’ equipment, toys, coats, books, videos, children’s furniture, outdoor equipment (sandboxes, bikes, small slides), and maternity clothing. They also have baby equipment, including pack and plays, Bumbo seats, Baby Bjorns, sleep sacks, bathtubs, diaper bags, and strollers—many of these items are perfect for the grandparents’ houses, too.
Spring Resale Events in Lake County
Please note that events are listed chronologically. Each event has their own rules and many only take cash or charge admission. Please be sure to look at each specific events criteria before heading out.
Posh Tots’ Spring Event
268 E. Golf Rd., Arlington Heights
2 March, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
3 March, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
4 March, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (many items half off)
Clothing is all name brand! Also includes baby equipment, maternity clothing, strollers, shoes, bikes, and toys. They will accept cash, credit card, and Paypal. No admission fee.
Growing Cents of Style
Canlan Sportsplex, 28156 W. Northpointe Pkwy., Lake Barrington
17 March, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
18 March, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (many items will be half off)
There is a presale March 16. Tickets are available in advance: $10 for 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or $5 for 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. (New moms and expecting moms: you may also come to the presale on March 16 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. for no fee. Register in advance.)
Rows and rows of name brand clothing and shoes. Bring your own bags (those large Ikea bags work nicely). Strollers are not allowed. No admission fee. Credit cards or cash accepted (no checks).
Lake County Mothers of Twins Club Resale Event
Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach
17 March, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., $2 admission.
Again, aisles and aisle of merchandise for newborn through teenagers, including baby equipment, bedding, and sports equipment. Strollers are not allowed inside resale. Credit cards and cash accepted (expect to pay a small fee if using a credit card).
Adler Park Bike Resale
1500 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville
7 April, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Is your child (or you) in need of a new bike? Get a used one at a fraction of the cost (I believe we bought one for $10!). Also for sale are bike trailers. Cash only.
Double Take Resale Mothers of Twins Club Spring Kids Resale
Thomas Middle School, 1430 N Belmont Ave, Arlington Heights
7 April, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., $1 admission
Just a little outside of Lake County, this sale includes lots of summer items, including bikes, strollers, and summer clothing (such as picking up a spare swimsuit or two!). Bring a laundry basket—no bags or boxes may be brought in. If you are a member or friend of a member of MOTC or a member of a multiples club, you can also shop on April 6 from 8:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Bring your SAGA. Admission is $2.
Big Hollow Spring Resale
33335 N. Fish Lake Rd., Ingleside
13 April, 3:30 – 8:00 p.m.
14 April, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (marked items are half-price)
Sale includes spring and summer clothing (infant – youth 18), maternity clothing, baby items, books, and toys. Accepts cash, checks, and credit cards. Bring your own bag.
Soccer City Indoor Sports Facility, 545 S Consumers Ave,Palatine
19 April : 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. *Invitation Only*
20 April, 9:30 a.m. – 7″00 p.m.
21 April, 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 pm.m
22 April , 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. *half price select items*
Come and shop for all-season kids’ items, just in time for the warmer weather! They are happy to accept cash, debit cards, Visa, Mastercard or Discover credit cards for payment. FREE parking & admission available at the location!
Millburn Kids Resale
Millburn Middle School, 640 Freedom Way, Lindenhurst
20 April, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
21 April, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (half price on yellow-tagged items only)
Not only clothes and shoes, but kids’ room decor and furniture. No admission fee. Credit cards are accepted ($1.00 fee).
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 1023 S. McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake
28 April, 8:00 – 10:45 a.m.; Discount hour: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., $1 admission (donated to local food pantry). Takes major credit cards.
You may bring a laundry basket or tote to collect all your goods in. No strollers allowed on the sales floor. You may also bring your children, however, if you actually want to shop, I find it quite difficult with kids under foot at these types of events—they are in awe of the selection of toys.
Resale and Consignment Shops in Lake County
Here is a list of some of the resale/consignment shops in and around Lake County.
Green Kids Resale
833 E. Rollins Rd., Round Lake Beach | (847) 986-6232
Green Kids has a wonderful selection of children’s (and maternity) clothing, shoes, and books. They have a dressing room and a play area with books and toys to keep your little ones occupied while you shop. They offer a 10% discount to military and foster families and to teachers (just bring identification with you). While the prices are already low, they have a clearance area: buy three items, you get one item free. Green Kids is also a major distributor of Melissa & Doug items (and if you join their email list, you’ll know when they are 25% off sales).
Principessa Children’s Boutique
453 Roger Williams Ave, Highland Park | (847) 926-0500
This upscale consignment shop is located in Ravinia’s downtown. Principessa carries hundreds of Lululemon and Ivivva items. And, if you have a teen, note that they carry tons of party dresses…perfect for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. They also have new gift items.
Renew Family Consignment
1750 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville | (847) 573-1513
Although Renew is not just a children’s consignment shop (they also sell beautiful furniture pieces and home decor), they have a great selection of dance and sportswear–especially dance shoes (tap, ballet, and jazz).
Repeat Street Consignment Boutique
401 N. Rt 21, #26, Gurnee | (847) 596-2203
Repeat Street carries children’s clothing, shoes, books, toys, and baby gear. There are a lot of popular brands: Matilda Jane, Mini Boden, and Justice, to name a few. They also have dressing rooms. Sign up for their e-newsletter to learn about sales.
Just Outside of Lake County
Kiddie Korner Store
3716 W. Elm St., McHenry | (815) 578-9185
Kiddie Korner has clothing for kids. toys, books, games, as well as maternity clothing. They also have tons of baby gear.
Too Cute Consignment, Inc
6330 Northwest Hwy, Crystal Lake | (815) 444-8711
Too Cute Consignment just reopened. They have toys, books, clothes, and kids’ furniture. Check out their new location.
Love it Again, Ltd.
3975 W. Algonquin Rd, Algonquin | (224) 333-0264
One of my personal favorites! They have adorable displays in the window that are hard to resist. They have a couch with a TV and a play area, including a castle! Join their FB page to receive posts with gorgeous outfits and other items for sale (such as American Girl dolls and accessories and Calico Critters!).
And, if you’re trying to do some spring cleaning, all of the resale/consignment stores and some of the events accept new consignors. Go to their website to find out more.
Did we miss your favorite spring resale event? Tell us in the comments!