Spring has sprung! And your children may have also sprouted up. Time for some new clothes! Before you spend a fortune on pants that will be worn only a couple of months before shorts season, check out this spring resale events guide featuring all the events in the Lake County area.
New to the world of resale events? Items you may find include children’s clothing, shoes, sports and dance wear, sports’ equipment, toys, coats, books, videos, children’s furniture, outdoor equipment (sandboxes, bikes, small slides), and maternity clothing. They also have baby equipment, including pack and plays, Bumbo seats, Baby Bjorns, sleep sacks, bathtubs, diaper bags, and strollers—many of these items are perfect for the grandparents’ houses, too.
Spring Resale Events in Lake County
Please note that events are listed chronologically. Each event has their own rules and many only take cash or charge admission. Please be sure to look at each specific events criteria before heading out.
Posh Kids Resale Spring Event
268 E. Golf Rd., Arlington Heights
Public Sale: Friday, March 1, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm.m.
Discount Day: Sunday, March 3, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Clothing is all name brand! Also includes baby equipment, maternity clothing, strollers, shoes, bikes, and toys. They will accept cash, credit card, and Paypal. No admission fee. Special New Mom’s pre-sale, see website for details.
Lake County Mothers of Twins Club Resale Event
Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center, 2007 Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach
Saturday, 16 March, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$2 admission – cash only
Aisles and aisle of merchandise for newborn through teenagers, including baby equipment, bedding, and sports equipment. Strollers are not allowed inside resale. Credit cards and cash accepted (expect to pay a small fee if using a credit card).
Growing Cents of Style
Canlan Sportsplex, 28156 W. Northpointe Pkwy., Lake Barrington
Saturday, March 16, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 17, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Charity and New mom Presale passes available, see website for details. Rows and rows of name brand clothing and shoes. Bring your own bags (those large Ikea bags work nicely). Strollers are not allowed. No admission fee. Credit cards or cash accepted (no checks).
The Carousel Closet
Libertyville Recreation and Sports Complex, 1950 N. Highway 45, Libertyville
Saturday, March 23, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Presale, $10 admission
Saturday, March 23 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
They sell new and gently used designer clothing for newborn through age 122, toys, books, baby equipment and more. Free admission, bring your own bag. Cash and credit cards only.
Double Take Resale Mothers of Twins Club Spring Kids Resale
Thomas Middle School, 1430 N Belmont Ave, Arlington Heights
Saturday, 7 April, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$1 admission – cash only
Just a little outside of Lake County, this sale includes lots of summer items, including bikes, strollers, and summer clothing (such as picking up a spare swimsuit or two!). Bring a laundry basket—no bags or boxes may be brought in.
Millburn Kids Resale
Millburn Middle School, 640 Freedom Way, Lindenhurst
Friday, April 12, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (half price on yellow-tagged items only)
Not only clothes and shoes, but kids’ room decor and furniture. No admission fee. Credit cards are accepted ($1.00 fee).
Just Between Friends Schaumburg
Soccer City Indoor Sports Facility, 545 S Consumers Ave, Palatine
Public Event: Friday, April 12, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Apil 14, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Half-off Day
Shop for all-season kids’ items, just in time for the warmer weather! They are happy to accept cash, debit cards, Visa, Mastercard or Discover credit cards for payment. FREE parking & admission available at the location!
Spring Resale Events in McHenry County
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 1023 S. McHenry Ave., Crystal Lake
Saturday, April 27, 8:00 – 10:45 a.m.; Discount hour: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$1 admission (donated to local food pantries).
The event takes major credit cards. You may bring a laundry basket or tote to collect all your goods in. No strollers allowed on the sales floor. You may also bring your children, however, if you actually want to shop, I find it quite difficult with kids underfoot at these types of events—they are in awe of the selection of toys.
Did we miss your favorite sale? Tell us about it in the comments!