Imagine a garage sale where the only things being peddled are top-notch kiddie clothes--the kind you hate to part with, even though Baby Junior hasn't been able to fit into his onesie for three years. Then imagine if that garage sale took place in an auditorium and was filled not only with one family's stuff, but the toss-outs of a few hundred families needing the room and the scratch. That's precisely what this twice-yearly children's consignment sale is: a place where mommies from all over the city come to buy and sell what Divine Consign's Web site touts as "the highest quality gently worn children's and maternity clothing, toys, books, games, videos, baby equipment (strollers, car seats, etc.) and baby and children's furniture." In other words, anything and everything you need and didn't know you needed, times 100. Divine Consign holds two sales: a fall-winter event in September and another spring-summer sale in April. We've taken stuff there, but still walked out down a few dollars. Leave it to the missus to find that Little People airport the kid never knew he needed and now can't live without. As a bonus, if you bring stuff to sell (and it gets approved, because, after all, it has to be of high quality), you get first pickin' of the stuff other people are parting with.
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