Anyone with a tween knows that shopping for them can be..how do you say? A nightmare. My darling girl can be pretty fussy about what feels comfortable, what looks right, and we are still trying to master the whole ‘matching’ thing. We never find what we need for her in just one store. It’s a lot of running around, a lot of time spent trying things on and then putting them back on the rack. No bueno.
I’ve partnered with Just Between Friends consignment sales to share their events with you and after a couple of seasons of shopping there myself, I’ve realized that MOST of what both of my kids wear on a daily basis comes from these sales. My son is 8 and isn’t picky at all about clothing, but for my daughter? This is a lifesaver. I am a hero for finding her cute styles she loves, and I do it while saving a ton of money on her wardrobe.
Pics from My Phone
Just to demonstrate my point, every picture of my daughter in this post was pulled off of my phone today, so they are all recent. She lives in clothing I bought at JBF! That picture at Starbucks above was taken just after her dentist appointment the other day (where the hygienist complimented her JBF sweater!).
Here she is snuggling on her bed with the dog in a cool athletic t-shirt I got her at Just Between Friends.
We were out for my son’s birthday and ta-da! Both of them are in JBF shirts.(You can see them in my shopping haul in this post.)
We were out playing a little soccer last weekend and she’s got on shorts and a shirt I bought at JBF. I get pretty much all of her clothing for sports at these sales: shorts, t-shirts, and they have lots of cleats too (sadly this girl is in an adult size shoe), up to size 5 for kids. The clothing sizes go up to junior for girls, and size 18 for bigger boys.
I didn’t realize until I framed these that both of the kids chose shirts I got them at Just Between Friends to wear for their school pictures this year!
So you can see I really mean it when I say that they live in these JBF clothes. Particularly with my daughter, it saves me a million trips to department stores and it saves me a bunch of money. Clothing at JBF is 50-90% off retail, and you have the best selection there. I sometimes think that people think consignment sales are just for moms of really little ones (and you are going to find EVERYTHING you need for babies and little kids), but I’m writing this post to say that this is the perfect place to shop for your older kids, too.
One other thing I save big on for my daughter is books. She is a voracious reader and the book store is not cheap, friends. So I buy a bunch of chapter books for her at this sale and stock up.
And moms of little ones, you will have lots more to shop for: baby gear, strollers, car seats, toys galore, bikes, bottles, and clothes, clothes, clothes!
Just Between Friends Lancaster Spring 2017 Sale
Here are the dates you want to mark on your calendar: The Just Between Friends Lancaster Spring 2017 sale runs from April 20-22, 2017. It’s at the LANCO Fieldhouse in East Petersburg. Parking is plentiful and free! Admission is charged only on day 1 and it’s $3, but you can go here and get your free ticket!
Want to Shop Early?
There is a pre-sale the day before the public sale for select groups. On April 19, consignors, team members (those that volunteer to help at the sale), and special guests are invited to shop early. Those special guests include first-time parents and grandparents, teachers, and anyone who wishes to purchase a Prime Time pass. Are you in one of those groups? Then you get to shop early! Just remember that you do need a pass to get in that day. Grab yours here.
The Just Between Friends Lancaster website has tons of information for shoppers, consignors, and those wishing to grab one of those coveted pre-sale passes. You can also join JBF Lancaster on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates. I’ll be sharing them too (because I cannot wait to shop this sale!!). Have questions? Lemme know! I’d love to see you at the sale this April!
Take a peek at the sale from last fall. It grows every season so I can’t wait to see it this spring!