Top 5 Reasons To Shop One Week Boutique – and a Giveaway!

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One Week Boutique, the children's consignment event, takes place April 21-23. Don't miss out on great deals! Photo provided

One Week Boutique comes to town April 21-23, and we’re excited to partner with sponsor OWB to give you an opportunity to win a great giveaway.

Before there was chambanamoms, there was OWB. We have been shopping the sale since way back to its days at the Champaign County Fairgrounds, so we have some insight into what makes OWB a great opportunity for Champaign-Urbana area parents, guardians and anyone who loves kids.

The sale takes place April 21-23 at the former Hobby Lobby building, 2002 Glen Park Drive in Champaign, right off Mattis Avenue. Admission is $2 on Saturday, but free on Sunday and Monday (half-price day).

Here are our top 5:

1. Great deals! The sale is a great way to stock up on spring/summer clothes, and it helps many local families earn extra income by consigning.

2. The sale builds community among parents. You never know who you will run into at One Week Boutique.

3. The presale for first-time parents. Great way to help new parents save money and meet other new parents as well. (Registration required for this presale).

4. We love that mompreneur Donna Pepper, a Champaign-Urbana native, is always adding new things to the sale. This year, it’s the petting zoo on Sunday, April 22 from 1-4 p.m. — FREE!

5.  Unsold items from the sale stay in our community, and are donated to two places that are an important safety net for Champaign-Urbana area families — Crisis Nursery and the Center for Women in Transition.

Get $15 in Boutique Bucks — that could be five outfits! — by entering our simple giveaway contest. Here’s how:

Leave a comment and tell us your favorite item to buy at One Week Boutique or if you’ve never shopped there, what you would like to shop for there.

For a second entry, share this post on your favorite social media site. Be sure to come back and let us know that you did, with a link, please.

Ready, Set, Go!

No purchase necessary.  Contest will be wrapped up by noon. Thursday, April 19. Winner will be picked at random by Winner must respond to email notification by noon on Monday, Jan. 30, or another winner will be selected. Open to U.S. residents 18 and older. Prize valued at $15 (no cash value). 

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  1. Cristine Hayes says:

    For the one week boutique, I like the little girls’ clothing and the bigger toys.

  2. Sarah Miller says:

    I’ll be shopping for my 2-year old daughter. Summer clothes and fun outside toys. She’s got tons of energy to expend!

  3. I love all the clothes at OWB! Most look brand new.

  4. I like picking up toys and books there!

  5. I need some baby stuff!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    This will be my first OWB, and I’m excited to check out the 4T summer clothes and possibly score a bumbo.

  7. Jaycilyn says:

    I plan to shop for boys clothes & shoes. My sons are growing so fast and it is hard to keep up with their ever changing sizes.

  8. Koralina says:

    I like going for big outdoor stuff: sand boxes, play houses, kids picnic tables and the like. I love the clothing too but I find the big toys section to be a wonderful deal!

  9. my favorite thing to buy at OWB is maternity clothes!! super cheap and great brands- my favorite was a jean skirt from GAP for like $5:) i recommend it to all my pregnant friends!

  10. things for our new baby girl….since we had boys before…we r starting over =)

  11. clothes and toys!

  12. I purchased a triple stroller at the spring sale a coupe years ago when I found out I was having twins!! Such a great purchase

  13. I love to buy little girl clothes, I look at boy clothes too, but the girl stuff is more fun!

  14. Love love love OWB! First time mom here and I went in the Fall with clothes and bumbo. I can’t wait to buy more clothes, shoes and toys!

  15. Susan C. says:

    I have never been to OWB, but I would like to go to help the student I mentor find items for her baby boy, who is due this summer. She is a strong young lady and finding inexpensive, but quality items would really help her in her journey toward becoming a strong woman and mother.

  16. The toys are the best!

  17. I can’t wait for the pre-sale on Thursday! I especially enjoy the clothes. I’m able to buy a whole season’s worth of clothes for under $100! The selection is great. I’m hoping to finding some cute items for my daughter (size 24 m/2T).
    I shared this post on my FB wall:

  18. I am a new mom. I have never been to OWB. I am looking at everything, but especially for outdoor little tykes playsets.

  19. I love buying baby gifts for family!! And clothes my my ever growing brood!

  20. michelle Alexander says:

    i love the owb for buying clothes for my son. he is four now but when i was pregnant we went yo first time moms sale and found his crib! i haven’t missed one since!

  21. I would love to find a baby gate play yard!!! And of course cutesy dresses and shoes for my prncess!

  22. Jennifer says:

    I love to shop for fun outdoor toys for my kids – the prices are great! And, of course, what little girl has too many shoes?

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  24. Stephanie says:

    Can’t wait to look for some summer clothes cheap for my little boy!

  25. Aside from great deals on toys when the kids were younger, one of my best finds at OWB was Cub Scout shirts for my boys with the required patches already sewed on.

  26. i look for one of a kind outfits. my daughter loves a zebra pants + hoodie outfit we got a few years back, she’s definitely got our money’s worth out of it! LOL

  27. My first is due in May, so I am very excited to go for the first time on Friday night! I hope to be able to find a swing and maybe a “home from the hospital” outfit.

  28. Huong Luu says:

    I’m a new mom and I heard my friends talking about OWB. So I’m exciting to try it out this time. I would like to find a nice crib for my baby

  29. Danielle says:

    Im so excited To go! I wanted To go
    Last year but I didn’t know if I was having a girl or boy ! Now I know and I want to buy a high chair, a jumperoo and clothes, books, and toys !! Sooo excited!!

  30. Big kid clothes, especially boy’s summer stuff.

  31. Betsy Crocker says:

    I got tons of toddler PJs at the fall sale (for less than the price of one or two new sets) and will be going back for more this time, since we’re still potty training!

  32. I bought a brand new breast pump for 10 dollars!!!! (It worked the whole 9 months I used it)

    Shared the link on my facebook account

  34. Sara Benson says:

    I always buy my daughter’s clothes at the half price sale. It’s a steal.

  35. Heather S. says:

    LOVE getting my kids summer/winter wardrobes at the sale!

  36. Heather S. says:

    I have no idea how to show that I shared it on my FB page, but I did…. promise. :)!/heather.schlittler

  37. Clothes!

  38. Kelley B says:

    looking for toys

  39. Kelley B says:

    posted on FB

  40. Amanda C says:

    I will definately be looking to replenish my kids’ summer wardrobes!

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  42. Bernadette says:

    I love shopping for everything at OWB, but especially love the last day digging for those half off gems!

  43. Mostly going for the clothes this time. And this is the first time I’m consigning, too!

  44. I really like buying my daughter clothes, and toys. I shared this on my facebook page.

  45. I’ve had great luck with scouting the sale on Sunday and coming back Monday to purchase items at half off including an amazing Nutcracker costume for my son, two matching hobby horses, and a whole bag of warm winter tights for my daughter. This year, we are in the market for bathing suits.