Autumn and Spring are the best times to find an NCT nearly new sale. There are many in the area and if you are an NCT member you will be allowed entry into the sale before other consumers. Be warned though, they are a bit of a bun fight.
Table Top Sales in your area
The best way to find out about local table top sales are to look in the Gazette, The Observor (local papers) or read your local community leaflet or magazine. If you live near a Community Hall you can also keep a look out for posters advertising any local sales
Freegle not only allows you to offer your items for good, but it also allows you to request items. If you place a post with “Wanted” at the beginning an email will be sent out to the community and anyone who has your items available for offer will be able to email you directly.
This is along the same lines as Freegle but all items are priced for under £50.
Very similar to Cheapcycle but also includes bigger ticket items
If you sign up to many of the larger chain stores they will often email you dates of sales and discount codes.
Festival Place has the following places selling baby and children clothes (please let me know if I’ve missed any!):
Mama’s and Papa’s
Many of the big supermarket chains have great clothing ranges that are very reasonably priced. Sainsburys and Asda seem to do baby clothes that are bigger in sizes and therefore last longer.
These tend to be in South Hampshire and the closest event is in Winchester.
There is a franchise who operates in Tadley and across Basingstoke. Keep an eye on the website for future events.
Are there any other frugal clothing ideas for babies and children that you can think of?