Preparing Your Items

 
The Children's Drop and Shop accepts new and gently-used newborn through size 16 children’s clothes, shoes and outerwear (appropriate season only).  We also accept pajamas, hats, swimwear, toys, games, strollers, bikes, books, baby equipment, furniture, sports equipment and maternity wear. 
 
There is no limit to the number of items you may consign. However, we do limit baby clothes 0-12 months to a maximum of 20 per consignor. 

The condition and presentation of your items is very important - all must be in excellent condition and every sales tag must be easily viewable. Make sure your clothes are clean, pressed and on hangers.  Please, no stains, holes, tears or excessive wear and tear.  No wire hangers.  Examine each item as if you were buying it. We will not accept items that do not meet the standards that are outlined below.
Items We Take
[Spring/Summer]
SIZES 0 - 16
BEST BRANDS
Shirts
Pants
Shorts
Belts
Hats
Skirts
Dresses
Blazers
Light Jackets
Light Sweaters
Easter Outfits
Oxfords
Casual Shoes
Dress Shoes
Sneakers
Sandals
Socks (NWT only)
Pajamas (S/S)
Gymnastic Outfits
Dressup Clothes
Onesies (NWT only)
Ballet Outfits/Shoes
Maternity Wear
Diaper Bags
Dancewear
Toys/Games
Books
DVD's/CD's
Sports Equipment (S/S)
Beach Gear
Baby Bjorns
Baby Backpacks
Pack 'n Plays
Kids Furniture
Lamps & Accessories
Bikes/Trikes/Scooters
Power Wheels
Bike Helmets (NWT only)
Outdoor Play Furniture
Outdoor Toys
Play Kitchens
Kids Tables
High Chairs
Bouncy Seats
Changing Tables
Nursery Items
Baby Gates
Bed Rails
Soccer Cleats
Soccer Shinguards
Baseball Cleats
.... and more
 
NWT:  New With Tag
S/S:  Spring/Summer
Items We Don't Take:

 

Out-of-Date Clothing ( >5 Years)
Out-of-Season Clothing
Items with Stains, Rips, Broken Snaps
   or Zippers, Missing Parts, etc.
Poor Condition or Dirty Items
Food
Stuffed Animals
Car Seats
Cribs
​Crib Mattresses
Previously Used Baby Slings
Previously Used Nursing Pillows
Previously Used Breast Pumps
Previously Used Blankets
Previously Used Pillows
Previously Worn Onesies
 
Brands We Like:​​

 

​Abercrombie
Anavini
Appaman
Baby Lulu
Babystyle
Bercot
Boden (Mini Boden)
Burberry
Cakewalk
Catimini
Children's Place
City Threads
Clayeux
Crewcuts (J. Crew)
Deux par Deux
Eliane et Lena
Ella Moss
Gap
Garnet Hill
Greggy Girl
Gymboree
Halabaloo
Hanna Andersson
Hartstrings
Hollister
Hula Mula
Icky Baby
IKKS
Imp
Jacadi
Janie & Jack
Jean Bourget
Jottum
Justice
Kelly’s Kids
Kissy Kissy
Knuckleheads
​Lands End
Lemon Loves Lime
Lili Gaufrette
Lilly Pulitzer
LL Bean
Matilda Jane
Me Too
Mim Pi
Mimi & Maggie
Mish Mish
Misha Lulu
Monster Republic
Mulberribush
Naartjie
Neige
No Added Sugar
Oilily
Old Navy
Orient Expressed
Osh Kosh
Paper Wings
Papo D’Anjo
Persnickety
Petit Bateau
Polo
Pottery Barn Kids
Ralph Lauren
Room 7
Rugged Bear
Saurette
Splendid
Talbots
Tea Collection
Wes & Willy
 
No Thank You Brands*:​​

365 Kids

Baby Connection

Carter's (2T and below)

Circo

Disney

Faded Glory

First Impressions

Friends

Garanimals

George

Gerber

Hanes

Healthtex

Jumping Beans

Kids Connection

Kids Headquarters

Koala Baby/Kids

KRU/BRU

Little Bitty

McKids

Miniwear

Okie Dokie

Toughskins

Vitamin Baby 

Wonder Kids

* Note:  Our experience has shown these brands do not sell well, so they do not benefit the consignor nor the shopper nor the event itself. Thank you for your understanding.

Specific Preparation Details:
Hangers Required for All Clothes.  All clothes must be hanging with hangers all facing the same direction (hook pointing LEFT as you face the garment). Use baby and child hangers when possible. PLEASE NO WIRE HANGERS. Hang all pants by the waist with the front showing. Use a pant hanger with clips, or use safety pins and tape to attach the pants to the TOP part of the hanger and tape the safety pins so it doesn't slide off. Pants sell best when they are easily seen. Do not fold pants over hangers.
Tagging.  Using safety pins (not straight pins), pin your tags on the corresponding item from your Inventory form. Use one tag per item. As you face the garment, pin your tags to the RIGHT front shoulder of each shirt and the upper RIGHT pant leg of each pair of pants. Tape your tags to all non-hanging items.
Separate Boys' Clothes from Girls'.  Group by sex and then by size. ID with tape. On all non-hanging items, attach your tags with tape. Shoes. Tie shoes together with a string or ribbon. Or, bring them in a clear plastic bag. Use masking tape on the sole of EACH shoe and indicate the size and your Consignor Number. If tape won't stick to the sole, stick the tape inside the shoe.
Clear Packaging.  Clear packaging is useful to keep things clean and together. If there are multiple pieces to a game or toy, bag them in a clear ziplock bag.
Use Tape to Seal Boxes.  Board games, puzzles and other boxed items should be sealed with masking tape or blue painters tape (not package tape, which tears the box) with a note on the front indicating that all pieces are included. Write your Consigner Number on the tape.
Large Items.  If you have a large piece of baby or kids furniture that is too bulky to bring in for evaluation, e-mail us a picture.  We will let you know if you should bring it in.
Pricing.  Above all, price to sell. Nothing beats seeing everything in your inventory with a SOLD next to it.  Generally speaking, a good rule of thumb is to price your items at 25% - 33% of retail.  New items with tags can go for a little more, as well as some boutique items in premium condition.
Bring Your Items to the DROP.  Once you have inventoried and tagged all of your items, bring them to the DROP during the designated DROP hours.​  You may sign up for a specific DROP appointment but it is not required.  You can always come to drop off your items without an appointment during regular DROP hours.
Tell Your Friends.  Download our event flyers and post them at your school, church, gym or local coffee shop.  Help us spread the word about our event.  The more people that come and shop, the better the chance your items will sell.  We are all in this together and spreading the word to your play group, book group, school, friends, family, etc., helps the event attract more buyers. We like that. You should like that. Thank you for doing your part.
 
You can also connect with us on Facebook and Instagram and join our growing community of savvy moms.
Note: At the DROP, we screen all items to make sure they are clean, in excellent condition and are for the appropriate season. We reserve the right to refuse any and all items that do not meet these standards. Thank you in advance for your understanding.  We strive to maintain the highest quality of consigned items for our buyers.
If you have any questions about whether your items are fit for our sales event, please email us at DropAndShopEvents@gmail.com.