It’s back! The fall Whale of a Sale children’s consignment event will take place Sept. 16 – 19 in Westfield’s indoor, 370,000 square-foot Grand Park Events Center. Harness your post-Olympics momentum and find gold-medal deals for all ages. This is the 11th year for this successful consignment sale with more than 750 consignors registered to sell.
CONTEST: Enter to Win 2 VIP Tickets to Shop the Whale of a Sale (Winner’s will be chosen on Monday, September 13)
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.
100,000+ children’s items
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.
The event features popular brands such as Hanna Andersson, Carters, Chicco, Gymboree, Gap, Ralph Lauren, Janie and Jack, Nike, 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 are also sold including popular brands Lululemon, Athleta and more.
Fall 2021 Whale of a Sale Ticket Info
Admission is FREE. Public sale hours are Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Many VIP tickets are available for free or to purchase for Thursday and Friday, and half-price shopping Saturday afternoon. Many items are half price on Sunday.
The health and safety of shoppers are the #1 priority. Whale of a Sale will:
- Distance shoppers and merchandise to the best of our ability.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces in high traffic areas regularly.
- Require frequent handwashing for staff.
- Grand Park Event Center will have sanitizing stations around the facility.
- Provide frequent cleaning of restrooms and high touchpoints.
- Children are NOT permitted on Thursday. For Friday through Sunday, if childcare arrangements are not possible, we ask that they remain in a stroller or baby carrier at all times (age applicable).
- Masks policy will be determined by Grand Park Event Center.
- Accepting credit cards only at checkout.
- Please bring your own large bag/wagon to carry your items while shopping or purchase a $5 IKEA bag while supplies last. We will not be handing out and reusing IKEA bags for sanitary reasons.
#1 consignment sale
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, “I attended the sale in July and felt very safe at the massive Grand Park Event Center. Merchandise and lines were very spread out. This is my favorite Indianapolis kids consignment sale each season!”
Consignor Info (Currently full for fall 2021)
Individuals interested in selling items must register at www.whale-sale.com early. (Consignment is currently full.) 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 partner Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County.
More info about Whale of a Sale
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