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I had a chance to shop alone today (a treat, as those of you with young ones know!) and stopped by Carousel Kids to check out their winter clearance. Right now all items in the store are 10% off, with winter wear at 40% off! Since the kind owner let me use my $5 Brass Ring Club coupon, I was able to score some serious deals!

Here’s what I got:

  • two pair of boots (my poor kids didn’t have any that fit! The ones I got my son are Timberland and seem brand new.)
  • one Children’s Place zip hoodie
  • one Gymboree cardigan sweater
  • three pair Children’s Place knit pants
  • one Osh Kosh skirt
  • two Carter’s sleepers

And it all came out to $20 and some change! That’s an average of $2/item for brand-name clothing in fantastic shape, including boots! I was pretty excited. 🙂

While we get tons of hand-me-downs for our son, we don’t have a great source of free clothes for our daughter. So most of what I bought today is to stock up for her wardrobe next winter.

What about you? Could you buy some items now to save big toward next winter? The sale at Carousel Kids goes through Saturday, January 15, so you’ll need to hurry. If you get some great bargains I’d love to hear about them!

Does anyone know of other resale stores in the area that are offering fantastic sales right now? Do tell!


Kangaroo Kids has just announced that their entire stock of winter wear is now 25% off! This is a great time to prepare for next year!

Carousel Kids is offering 20% their entire stock of winter clothing and gear! This coupon is good through January 15.

And don’t forget! This is a fantastic time to sell Spring and Summer clothing to resale shops such as Carousel Kids, The Purple Cow and Kangaroo Kids!

Do you have a favorite resale shop? Please leave a comment on this post to let us know so I can consider featuring it on FrugaLouis in the future!

Now through December 24, Carousel Kid’s Resale in South County is running a sale! Get 25% off Holiday Wear, Outer Wear and toys! Melissa and Doug toys, all new are the regular 10% off.

And remember to sign up for the Brass Ring Club too; you’ll get a $5 certificate sent to your mailbox with no minimum purchase required! I’m sure looking forward to using mine!

You might have read my review of Carousel Kids, the new children’s and maternity resale store in South County, and are curious to try it out. Well, head over there now! They are having a “Wednesday After” (Black Friday) sale, with everything at least 25% off! Woo-hoo!

The sale runs through Saturday, December 4. Carousel Kids is open weekdays until 7 and Saturday until 6.

Happy Saving!

After posting about Carousel Kids, the new Children’s and Maternity Resale Store in South County, I had the opportunity last Friday to stop in. Without my kids…and we all know what a treat that is!

Owner Connie and her employee were helpful, the store was bright, cheery and well laid-out, and there was even a spot to sit and sip coffee with a friend!

  • Located just south of I-55 on Reavis Barracks Road
  • Sells sizes newborn – 12
  • Clothing organized according to size, style (pants, shirts, sweaters, etc) and color. Genders are mixed, which I found to work really well. At other resale stores I often look in the boys’ racks anyway for something for my daughter.
  • Prices were pretty comparable to other resale stores I frequent, such as Kangaroo Kids or The Purple Cow. Carousel Kids’ prices might be a tad less, but nothing remarkable.
  • Good selection of children’s clothing.
  • Selection of children’s gear seemed pretty light, but this is likely because the store just opened.
  • Return policy of five days, which I consider pretty stingy. In my opinion seven or ten days would be better for the reality of life with little people.
  • Lots of Melissa and Doug toys (new!) available at 10% retail.
  • Store punch card available: after ten punches you get $10 off!
  • And don’t forget the coupon at the bottom of this page!
  • For even more information, see my original post.

If you live in the South County or City area, I would definitely recommend you check out Carousel Kids! It’s great to see a solid children’s resale store move into the area!

I got a postcard in the mail today about Carousel Kids St. Louis and then took a gander around their website. As soon as I get the chance, I plan to visit their store and report back to you! In the meantime, here’s what I know:

  • Children’s Resale and Maternity store
  • Located at Reavis Barracks and I-55 in South County
  • Open 10-7 Mon-Fri and 10-6 Sat (great hours!)
  • Accepts all seasons of clothing at all times
  • Information available for those interested in selling
  • Promise to beat any written offer by 50%!
  • “Brass Ring” club available, with $5 cash card for signing up and email notifications. Please tell them I sent you: frugalouis (at) gmail (dot) com! Thanks!
  • Coupon for 20% off clothing and 15% off gear available at the bottom of this page

Has any of our readers visited Carousel Kids yet? If so, what did you think of it? Were you able to snag some deals?

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