For those of you who have never heard of MamaCents before, it is the largest consignment sale of baby and children’s items in Texas. Mom’s from all over Central Texas do their green deed for spring and resell their children’s slightly used clothes which they have outgrown and buy good quality ones that fit them now. Pregnant Mom’s love MamaCents because they can pick up pretty much everything they need from strollers to clothes to toys to cribs.
What makes MamaCents so appealing is that they have volunteers that scrutinize through all the consignment submissions to insure and maintain a high standard of quality. So, when Mom’s go to shop, they don’t need to spend time inspecting the items.
As a consigner, once the sale is over, you have the choice of donating items that don’t sell or picking them up. Mamacents donates the clothes to charities like Any Baby Can who distributes them to children that need them. My wife and I consigned last year and we made $200, which is what we spent at the sale and outfitted our 4 kids.
This year they have a few new things going on. For one, they will have a separate boutique of upscale woman’s clothes in a separate section of the store. On Saturday, there will be all kinds of fun kid’s activities like music classes for the kiddos (Music Forever), Zumbatomic demos (kids zumba), book signings (Little Pearly’s Hope by Martin Fry), magic shows, the Chic Fil A Cow and Chuck E. Cheese.
The MamaCents sale is Saturday, March 3rd , 9 AM to 3PM and a 50% off sale on Sunday March 4th , 10 AM to 4 PM. Located at 12901 N I-35 Austin, TX 78753 . The Sale is being housed at the shops at Tech Ridge (in the old Linen n Things building). It’s by the Parmer and 35 exit near Toys R Us, behind Chick Fil A.