Whale of a Sale

girlsIf you’re a parent, you know there just aren’t enough ways to save money! At this year’s Whale of a Sale, you’re about to save even more! Courtney O’Neil, Founder of Whale of a Sale, along with mom of 4, Lauren Acquaviva, chat with Amber about what shoppers will find, just HOW MUCH they can save and the range of items for all ages- newborn to teen!

Lauren describes her favorite finds at past sales, all the things she’s shopping for this sale, and how much she saves overall! Check out the price comparisons too, on retail vs. consignment! Seriously, make your plans NOW and head to this sale!!


7March 18-20, Indianapolis’ Five Seasons Family Sports Club at 1300 E. 96th St.

More than 500 consignors will bring 50,000+ children’s items to the spacious facility. New and gently-used upscale children’s and maternity items are offered at a fraction of retail cost. The event features popular brands such as Gymboree, Baby Gap, Ralph Lauren, Janie and Jack, Peg Perego, Graco, Fisher Price, Pottery Barn Kids and many more. Shoppers can expect to find upscale spring and summer clothing, toys, furniture, strollers, bedding, accessories, bikes, outdoor play equipment, maternity and a variety of area vendors. Women’s activewear clothing will also be sold including popular brands Lululemon, Athleta and more. Started in 2009, Whale of a Sale takes place each spring and fall. Due to the increased popularity and tremendous turnout over the years, the event remains on the northside with plenty of free parking. Three public shopping days and one private pre-sale day accommodate hundreds of customers.

6Admission is FREE. Public sale hours are Friday, March 18 from 10:30 a.m. (for Facebook Friends) to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many items are half price on Sunday. New parents may also shop early Friday, March 18 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Demand to shop early has led to a VIP pre-sale Thursday ticket that can be purchased for $10 (at www.whale-sale.com) for customers wanting to shop before the general public.

Individuals interested in selling items must register at http://www.whale-sale.com. Consignors price their items and drop them off in advance and need not be present at the sale. They receive 60 percent of their total sales and the opportunity to receive up to 75 percent by volunteering. Consignors receive passes to shop the private pre-sale. The average consignor earns $378. Unsold clothing can be donated to charity partner Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County.

Whale of a Sale is an upscale children and maternity consignment sale bringing families together to sell and buy gently-used, top-quality items in a department-store-like setting.

Visit www.whale-sale.com for more information.

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