The back to school shopping season is upon us, and like many parents out there, I want my kids to have a new wardrobe to start the new school year in. Also like many parents, I do not have the money to spend, especially with 3 growing kids, on several new outfits for each child, so I enjoy those children's consignment shops. The thing is, I also like to purge all of the items they have outgrown, and take them in to the stores when I do my shopping, but I do not always have the time to do it, or I end up putting it off.
Well recently I was introduced to a online children's consignment store, where I do not have to take a day to schedule going through the items I need to get rid of then spend the rest of the day scouring through unorganized shelves in search of those specific items I am looking for when shopping for the kids. The site is called Swap.com, and over at Swap, I can find all of those items I would find in a consignment store, but without the hassle of beating the crowds when new items are put on the racks, and without the possibility of spending a day shopping to come up empty handed and frustrated after going through the disorganized racks.
With Swap.com, I can go on, choose the category I am looking to shop from, and even choose the size I need, then find tons of new and gently used items for my kids, at a fraction of the price I would pay if I had to buy them full price!
I was given the chance to shop at Swap.com for myself, and with just under $100, I was able to find numerous new outfits and accessories, including some brand new toys, for all 3 kids, all in one place! I was even able to get some new pieces of clothing that were brand new, still with tags on them, for a fraction of the price I would have paid, had I bought them full price from the department stores. Oh, and the fashion pieces for the kids, well they are what the kids want, what is in, and what I have been out looking for while I have been doing some of this years back to school shopping!!
I think one of the big scores I found were the Justice Girls clothes for my daughter. I mean, if I allowed her to, she would only shop at Justice, but like many other parents with girls who know how pricey shopping at Justice can be, being able to score those hot fashions that are gently used and even some that are new, at a small fraction of the price I would pay, is a big deal! Other great buys I found were pieces from Gymboree, Osh Gosh and more!
Aside from the shopping that I was able to do, I also found that I can list the outgrown gently used or new clothes, toys, and even gear, that we will no longer be using, easily, and get a decent price for the items as well! To sell on Swap.com, you need to set up an account, and once you have completed everything they ask, you can start selling, send in the items you want to list, then they will do the rest for you. They will categorize, take pictures, and list your items, and say if they do not sell after 45 days, they will buy the items from you! Making not only the buying experience on Swap.com a fun and easy one, but also the selling experience just as fun and easy!!
So if you are wanting to get some of that back to school shopping done, or even if you just need to get some gear and clothes for the kids, but dont want to pay those high prices and want gently used and new items, then check out Swap.com. Same goes for if you are wanting to get rid of some new and gently used items that the kids have outgrown, be sure to check out Swap.com! Well to help with that Back to School shopping this year, the wonderful people from Swap.com would like to give one of my amazing readers $50 to use at their site!!!!
This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.