Consignment Sale Comes to Montgomery County! | Community Spirit
Seasonal consignment shopping is a fast growing trend, especially for baby and children's items. Kids grow so fast, and items like clothes, strollers, car seats, cribs and toys seem barely used. It is for this reason that Tot Swap, Maryland's largest consignment sale for kids, babies, and teens, has added a new summer sale in addition to a fall and spring sale at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg.
“Families come in, they bring their merchandise and they resell it to other families who are in need of toys, shoes, bedding, DVDs, books, and clothes. We have tons of anything and everything for children at a fraction of the cost,” said Totswap’s Robyn Rutland.
These sales offer a unique venue for both sellers and shoppers. Consignors and shoppers alike are looking for more opportunities to buy and sell gently used stuff and to make or save money in the process. It is also a very “green” idea with people recycling all of these items rather than just throwing them away, or buying new.
“It's a great way for families to save money especially in this economy and get phenomenal merchandise at an unbelievable price,” Rutland said.
There are over 50,000 items to be sold including 5,000 books. It's the perfect place to find great deals on name brand merchandise such as Baby Gap, Ralph Lauren, Gymboree, Abercrombie, The North Face, Under Armor and more.
“ We come every year. It's a great way to find school clothes for my kids and fun toys at an unbeatable price,” said Gaithersburg resident Barbara Linteris
A little browsing can also turn up boutique items like American Girl, Oilily, and Lilly Pulitzer at a fraction of what they cost new.
“I would say I save thousands on great brands here. Last year I found the warmest Gap jacket for $12.00 for my 8-year-old. I consign every season; I’m hooked, said volunteer and consignor Denise Feeley.
Additionally, they have a “unique boutique” where they have 5-20 vendors selling new merchandise for moms like jewelry, and Mary Kay beauty products.
Everybody wins at Tot Swap!
Gaithersburg Sale Schedule:
Friday, July 1 - 9am-5pm
Saturday, July 2 - Public 50% Sale Day - 10am-3pm
Sunday, July 3 - Dollar Dash - 9am (Everything on the sale floor is essentially one dollar)