Popular consignment sale is back in Sept.

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Shoppers at the spring Indy Kids Sale take advantage of the sale prices. (Submitted photo)

Shoppers at the spring Indy Kids Sale take advantage of the sale prices. (Submitted photo)

By Mackenzie Klahr 

A seasonal consignment sale is looking to bring in roughly 50 thousand items and save parents’ lots of money with rates up to 90 percent off department store prices.

The Indy Kids Sale, which takes place twice a year in March and September at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds, has everything parents need at a much lower cost.

Lori Chandler, Fishers, is the sale’s organizer. She sees the low prices as the beauty of the sale. “We have so many families that are literally spending nothing on their kids items because they are buying them used and are bringing them back the next year,” Chandler said.

The sale, which is made up of registered consignors must bring in a minimum of 30 items and they then receive 65 to 70 percent of their profits. Unlike typical consignment stores, the consignors have the opportunity to price their own items and the option to work the sale in order to earn higher percentage rates back.

Chandler, who started out as a shopper, eventually became a consignor before taking over the business in 2009. Originally having 15 families, the sale now has up to 300 families participate each year and welcomes 3,000 shoppers over the three-day shopping period.

The sale, which will take place from the Sept. 11 to 13 will focus primarily on fall and winter clothes, while the March sale sells spring and summer items.

“There are lots of things that are kid related that are not seasonal like any equipment type thing that you would use for kids, toys and stuff like that, so that’s pretty much the same from season to season,” Chandler said.

One thing Chandler takes pride in is the organization of the sale as the items are separated by children’s age and size allowing parents to get in and get out quickly.

Focusing primarily on Hamilton County and the Indianapolis area, Chandler hopes the business continues to grow and parents keep seeing the potential the sale can bring.

“It’s not a requirement to spend thousands of dollars on your kids. There is a better way,” Chandler said. “They don’t have to break the bank to clothe their kids.”

For more information on the Indy Kids Sale and how to register as a consignor, you can visit their website at www.indykidssale.com or follow them on Facebook and Twitter at IKSale and Indy Kids Consignment.

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