Here's the skinny: The Babies Tots 'n More Consignment Sale is a mom-founded sale that takes place a few times a year in Chicago. Families from across the city can consign their very gently used clothing, toys, and gear for babies and kids as well as maternity items. You can also shop the sale. The sale is unbelievably well-run and the shopping experience is similar to being in a store - with clothing sorted and hung by age and gender, with gear organized by type, with books all in one place, etc. While there is more clothing and gear for babies than for older kids (they outgrow things so fast!), there is a nice selection for kids all the way up to youth size 16.
This will be my fourth time shopping the sale and I have definitely learned a few little "tricks" I'm happy to share if you're a newbie to this event: