Outrageous Outgrowns has been in business for more than 15 years, bringing Bay Area families together for a huge semi-annual sale. Families can sell items their kids no longer need and buy items they will soon need. We all know that kids grow way too fast to pay high retail prices, and you don’t have to! Every item at the show is hand-checked for quality, so you won’t find anything but gently used (or new) stuff for your kids at prices you won’t believe! And for your convenience, all clothing is hanging on racks, sorted by size and gender. All other items are sorted by category and neatly arranged. It’s easy to shop because you can easily find the items you’re interested in.

ABOUT OUR SHOW

What types of items do you have at the sale?
How often do you have these events?
Are the prices really good at these shows?
What is the half-price sale?
What types of payment do you accept at the sale?
Need more information?

SELLER INFORMATION

How does the selling process work?
Can I volunteer to work at the show?
How do I display my clothing items?
Where do I find hangers?
Can I use my own price tags?
How do I know how much to charge for my items?
I misplaced my "Reference Section" of the Seller's Kit. How can I get another?
Are there any rules for what I can and can’t sell?
When do sellers get paid?

 

ABOUT OUR SHOW

What types of items do you have at the sale?
We’re never sure exactly what we’ll have until the sellers drop off their items. We always have clothes (sizes newborn through 16/18), shoes, toys, books and movies for all ages, feeding items, linens, stuffed animals, games, educational items, nursery and room décor, bath items, strollers, high chairs, playpens, outdoor toys, backpacks, clothing accessories, maternity/nursing clothing and accessories, and ride-on toys. We often have video games, furniture, bikes, home safety supplies, car seats, play structures, and much, much more! We allow sellers to drop off additional items on Friday night, so we always have new inventory on Saturday morning. The best deals go quickly - be sure to get there early so you don’t miss out!

How often do you have these events?
Our events happen twice a year – once in the Spring and once in the Fall. Typically you will find Spring and Summer clothing and toys at the Spring show, and Fall, Halloween, Winter, and Christmas items at the Fall show, although we do allow sellers to bring “out-of-season” items at any time.

Are the prices really good at these shows?
Sellers price their own items before the show begins. This leads to a wide range of prices, from good deals to exceptional bargains. There are name brands and some boutique items, from budget-brands to high-end. Our prices are always less than traditional consignment stores in the Bay Area, and our half-price day on Sunday makes the deals even better. It’s free to park and free to shop, so why not come see for yourself?

What is the half-price sale?
On Sunday, many of the items that are left will be reduced to half of the asking price. Sellers can choose not to let particular items go half-price on Sunday, and they note that on the price tag. Don’t miss this bargain day!

What types of payment do you accept at the sale?
We accept cash, personal or company check, and Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards.

Need more information?
For information on the date, hours and location of our next event, as well as parking information, directions and a map, click here.

For information on how to be a seller, check out our Seller Information below, or click here to register now.

 

SELLER INFORMATION

How does the selling process work?
It’s easy to sell at Outrageous Outgrowns, but preparing for the show does take some time, so don’t wait until the last minute to sign up. The registration fee can be paid online with a credit card, or you can send a check by mail. We will send you an informational packet, enough paper to make 200 price tags, tie wraps to attach your tags to your items, and 1 or 2 tickets to the Sellers-Only Sale that happens the night before we open to the public. If you need more tags, you can buy them at any time but an additional shipping cost will be applied if you cannot pick them up. Once you receive your paper, you can start pricing your items. You will drop off all of your tagged items on the Tuesday or Wednesday before the event opens, and that’s it! You don’t have to be there during the weekend – go out and enjoy time with your family while we sell your items! If you’d like to pick up your unsold items, you can do so on Monday. Otherwise, we will donate them to a worthy charity. The show is done on a consignment basis, so you are paid a percentage of the sales price of the items you sell. You will earn a consignment rate of 55% on all items you sell. If you sign up for and work a volunteer shift during the show, you’ll earn 65% of your sold items. More detailed information will be included in your seller’s kit.

Can I volunteer to work at the show?
Only sellers can volunteer to work a 4-hour shift during the show. They will earn a 65% (rather than 55%) consignment payment on their items for working, as well as an extra ticket to bring a friend to the Sellers-Only Sale and a 30-minute headstart at the Sellers-Only Sale for both of them. Everyone always has a great time working at the show, especially when they see their items come to the cash register! We’ve added many new time slots, so there should be something to fit every schedule. Space is limited, so be sure to choose your spot early!

How do I display my clothing items?
All clothing must be on hangers. Clothing accessories such as hats, socks, belts, tights and onesies will be placed in buckets on a table and do not need to be on hangers. Please hang all other clothing items including pajamas.

Where do I find hangers?
Here are some suggestions for increasing your hanger supply to use at the next event:

  • Tag only the clothing you think will sell. Items like camp T-shirts and customized soccer jerseys won.t sell here, so don't waste a hanger on them.
  • Don't wait until the last minute! If you start early, you'll find you have plenty of hangers come sale time. If you wait until the last minute, you'll be scrambling for hangers, which isn't fun.
  • Keep the hangers you get from the items you buy at our event. We will be sending hangers home with our customers - including you - so be sure to keep them for your items.
  • Ask at the stores where you already shop. Getting hangers from a retail store is hit-or-miss, so ask each time, even if they previously told you 'no'.
  • Check Craigslist or garage sales for cheap or free hangers, or raid your own closets.
  • Check the dollar store.

We may have some hangers available on drop-off day for your use, but you will not be able to take hangers home with you that day, so be sure to bring your already-tagged items that need hangers with you when you come to drop-off. We will also have a limited number of hangers available during pick-up day from customers and from donated items. You will be allowed to fill one bag after you pre-register for the next event, until the hangers are gone.

Can I use my own price tags?
No, we don’t allow price tags made with any other paper than the exact color and weight we provide. This really helps us to avoid customer confusion, and also makes our job easier at checkout. You will receive enough paper to make 200 price tags with your seller’s kit, and you can purchase additional paper at any time. Please note that if you use the wrong kind of paper your items will be rejected at drop-off.

How do I know how much to charge for my items?
Good question! This is very difficult to answer and depends on many things. For clothing or other similar items, we recommend starting at around 25% of retail. For toys or large items, that amount can near 40%-50% or more. How much you can charge also depends on the condition of the item (brand new, new looking, or gently used), what type of item it is (a jacket or pair of jeans would be more valuable than a t-shirt or onesie), how desirable it is (brand names, character prints, “in style”, etc.), and your personal preference. We usually tell sellers that if you would pay a particular price for a particular item, someone else will too. In your seller's kit we also include a chart that lists the actual prices of items sold at our previous events for your reference.

I misplaced my "Reference Section" of the Seller's Kit. How can I get another?
No problem! You can download and view or print out another copy of the Reference Section here.

Are there any rules for what I can and can’t sell?
Yes! We only accept new and gently used items. We do not allow clothing with holes, stains, missing buttons, or excessive wear. These rules also apply to shoes, bibs, linens, stuffed animals, and accessories. Everything you bring must be in good, working, usable condition, or it will be rejected at drop-off. It’s best to check all your items carefully before you start pricing them so you don’t waste your time labeling items that won't be accepted into the sale.

We also don’t allow any juniors, men’s, or women’s clothing (except maternity and nursing clothing). This also applies to shoes. All items at the show must directly relate to pregnancy, nursing, babies, kids, or pre-teens. No rated “R” movies, no rated “M” video games, etc.

When do sellers get paid?
We are currently working to speed up the process but currently seller checks are mailed three weeks after the sale ends. You will be able to see an online listing of all the items that sold, as well as what day they sold and the price that was paid.





Questions? Email us at: info@outrageousoutgrowns.com

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