Save money with gently used kids' holiday clothes

December 3, 2012 5:58:50 AM PST
A mauve taffeta and embroidered chiffon dress with a velvet bow for $10. A smocked plaid dress with a Peter Pan collar for $9. Or little holiday dress with a matching hairband and bloomers for $8.

At the Closet Exchange, an Abington resale shop, which opened a children's department earlier this year, girls' holiday dresses are flying off the racks.

"It makes sense, because you really won't wear it that long," explains store manager Celeste McClease. "We get a lot of stuff that's brand-new, with tags. So why not get it for a third of the price?"

And it's not just girls' holiday outfits that you can get a bargain prices by shopping resale.

Closet Exchange also had a Baby's First Christmas velour footsie sweatsuit is just $5, a double-breasted toddler suit for $10, and a three-piece vest ensemble is $12.

Of course, no outfit would be complete without shoes and the shop had plenty of those as well, including Sperry Oxfords that looked brand-new for $10 and Timberland topsiders for $12.

For girls, you can chose among gold Mary Janes for $6, rhinestone-studded black pantent leathers for $12 or embellished ballet flats from Gymboree for $7.

And the Closet Exchange isn't a consignment shop. They pay cash on the spot. So if you have your kids' holiday outfits from last year and they're still in good shape, you can sell them and put the money toward a new outfit for this year.

For more information about The Closet Exchange, click here.


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