Meet the Consignor: Laura

Laura Young

Tell us about your family!

I have 2 children- Joshua is 8 (in the 3rd grade) and Sydney is 6 ½ (in the 1st grade).

I work outside the home. I am a Registered Nurse in the Information Services department at St. Vincent Health. I lead the Support and Security teams for the inpatient electronic medical record that is used by all the clinicians in the hospitals.

What area do you live in?
I live in Westfield.

When did you start consigning? Tell us about your experience.
I started consigning when I was pregnant with my son-before he was even born. I was shopping for maternity clothes and anything “baby boy” that I could find. As the Indy Kids consignment sale grew bigger and better, so did my experiences, excitement, and money saved. For me, the sale is a huge benefit and convenience in my busy life. Twice a year I clean out my kids’ closets, register for the sale, and prepare my list of what the kids need for the upcoming season. Depending on how much I buy, I almost always come out even with the money I receive from consigning compared to what I spend. I virtually never spend a dime on my children’s wardrobes for the entire year. Also, it is a “one stop shop”. I can sell and buy all at the same place for both kids without going from store to store. And, the advertisement is all taken care of too. I have often only come home with 2 or 3 items that didn’t sell during the consignment sale.

What are your best consignment tips for readers?
If you can volunteer to help out at the sale, do it. This gives you an opportunity to shop the sale early (the presale).
Plan to spend some time shopping. The Indy Kids sale is very well organized by gender and size, but sometimes the best item is hiding between 2 other items that might not interest you. It is set up like a department store. Be patient and look carefully and closely.
Bring a list of sizes (clothes & shoes) and items you are shopping for.
Have fun! Bring a family member or friend to share the experience.

What’s the best deal you’ve ever found at the Indy Kids Sale?

Honestly, there are way too many to list. I absolutely love getting high quality, like new, name brand clothes for a fraction of the retail price. I have been known to get a lot of my Christmas shopping done as well. A few examples are: a North Face jacket for $10.00, Gap boys blue jeans for $6.00, Ugg boots for $10.00, gymnastic leotards for $5.00, Halloween costumes for $5.00, Lands End winter coat & snow pants for $12.00, and an American Girl doll for $50.00.

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