Shopping FAQ

  • What is a children’s seasonal consignment sale?

    Simply put, it’s a mother’s gold mine.  Our events are held several times a year.  The sales last for just a few days and offer thousands of new and gently-used children’s items at a fraction of retail.

    What is the difference between a consignment sale and a garage sale or resale shop?

    This sale is NOT a garage sale.  It is NOT a thrift sale.  We carefully inspect every item that arrives at our sale to ensure that everything is clean, without stains, meets current styles, and is in working order.  All items are organized so that it is easy to shop and find the sizes and types of items you are looking for.  There will be no digging in boxes and no tables of messy clothing.  Clothing is all hung up and organized by size.  Toys are grouped with like items and furniture will be assembled and paired with their matching items.

    How do I carry all my great finds while I am shopping?

    We will provide large shopping totes for your convenience.  We do NOT have shopping carts nor will we allow you to create a “pile”.  We WILL place “hold” tags on any larger items.

    How can I shop early?

    Consignors receive one preview sale pass for the evening before the public sale begins.  If you would like to shop even earlier, become a member of Team BTNM.  Visit the Team BTNM page for more details.

    Sneak Peek Pre-Sale tickets are also available for purchase on each sale’s location page.  Sneek Peek shoppers are able to make purchases during a designated time of our pre-sale event.

    What forms of payment are accepted?

    We accept cash and all major credit cards.
Hyde Park: August 10-11, 2018

Pre-sales: Thursday, August 9, 2018

Free and Open to the Public: August 10-11

Friday, August 10, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 11, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm                 (most items 50% off)

5467 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL

North Side: June 23, 2018

Pre-sales: Friday, June 22, 2018

Free and Open to the Public: June 23

Saturday, June 23, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

4220 N. Beacon St., Chicago, IL