The postponed spring Whale of a Sale children’s consignment event will now take place July 9 – 12 in Westfield’s indoor, 370,000 square-foot Grand Park Events Center. This is the 11th year for this successful consignment sale with more than 750 consignors registered to sell.
The popular event, which is Indiana’s largest children’s consignment event, features clothing from baby to teen sizes, toys, strollers, books, sporting goods, furniture and more at a fraction of the retail cost. Participants can earn money as a consignor or find great deals as a shopper in a safe environment.
More than 750 consignors will bring 100,000+ children’s items to the spacious facility. New and gently-used upscale children’s and maternity items are offered. NOTE: The size of this sale has increased to TWO soccer fields – from 35,000 sq. ft to 120,000 sq. ft. in order to greatly distance shoppers and merchandise. Merchandise will be spaced out on one field, and vendors/checkout will be on the field next door.
Admission is FREE. All shoppers must schedule a shopping time in advance at whalesale.com/appointments.
The health and safety of shoppers are the #1 priority. Safety measures include:
- Limiting the number of shoppers to 200 or less at all times with a required shopping appointment. (Children under age 16 will not be permitted to attend.)
- Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in high traffic areas regularly.
- Cleaning restrooms and high touch points frequently.
- Highly recommending all attendees wear masks.
- Frequent handwashing for staff.
- Accepting credit cards only at checkout.
- Grand Park Event Center will have sanitizing stations set up around the facility.
Whale of a Sale was voted the #1 consignment sale in Indianapolis from Indy’s Child Parenting Magazine readers! Consignment is increasingly popular as families find kids growing out of clothing and equipment quickly, and also desire to be “green” by recycling gently-used gear.
Shopper testimonials pour in after every sale. Shopper Laura said, “The best Indianapolis baby and kids consignment sale ever! Outstanding prices and upscale name brands that are close to brand new and many NEW clothes and toys too. If you have kids and live in the Indy area, this is a must go to event!”
Individuals interested in selling items must register at 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 $500. Unsold clothing can be donated to charity partners Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County.
Butler University alums and Carmel moms, Courtney O’Neil and Jennifer Hare, are the founders of the sale, started in 2009. O’Neil says they enjoy being able to provide local families a, “fun, fashionable, and clean bargain-hunting experience. We are NOT a garage sale – expect upscale finds.”
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. Grand Park Events Center is located at 19000 Grand Park Blvd., Westfield, IN 46074