Accepted Items

Whale of a Sale accepts quality, current, clean, brand-name items in excellent condition. Please examine your items in good lighting. 

Total Limit

A consignor may sell a total of 400 items. A consignor may only sell over this amount if they register a second consignor number for those additional items.

The exception to this rule is consignors that achieve Top Seller status. A seller that becomes part of the Top Seller Club status will be allowed up to 600 items in the following sale.

Shoes Limit

Limited to 30 pairs of clean, high quality shoes per consignor.

Clothing Limit

150 total children’s hanging clothing items may be sold. Pieces may be combined on one hanger to make a set. The count does not include maternity or women’s pieces.

Maternity Limit

A limit of TEN maternity pieces.

Dollar Amount

The minimum dollar amount of an item is $3. We suggest grouping items together such as books, hair accessories, and other appropriate pieces.

2022 News

Crib bumpers or inclined sleepers NOT accepted - see "Safe Sleep for Babies Act"

CDs/DVDs not accepted due to low sell through and quality issues.

15 pieces of select designer/fashion women's brands are permitted. See "Women's Clothing" below for updates.

Hot Items

In-Demand: baby equipment/strollers, outdoor toys/bikes, women’s activewear, XBox/Wii and similar electronics

Unaccepted Items

Whale of a Sale will not accept items that are stained, outdated, out of season or not in working condition. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for the full list of unaccepted items. Items that do not meet our criteria will be removed from the sales floor and returned at consignor pick up, if not marked to be donated. We reserve the right to say "no thank you" after inspection.



  • High demand Items: Bikes, tricycles, scooters, kitchens, dollhouses, ride-on toys
  • Games, puzzles, and crafts
  • Stuffed animals: ONLY those that do something (move, music, talk with working batteries)


  • Biking: Bikes (kid and adult), bike racks, helmets, cycling accessories, child seats and trailers
  • Outdoor fun: skateboards, rollerblades, roller skates, scooters, tricycles, kayaks, life jackets, pool rafts and floats, water tables, slides, houses, ride-on cars, pool toys
  • Equipment: Cleats, balls, helmets, bats, tennis rackets, lacrosse and hockey sticks, practice nets, t-Ball stands, gloves, shin guards for all sports, skis
  • Exercise: Ellipticals, treadmills, weights, DVDs, bands, bosu, mats, game tables: foosball, ping pong, and air hockey
  • ADULT SIZED rackets, skis, skates, helmets, bikes, etc. are accepted


  • Strollers, high chairs, pack and plays, exersaucers, swings, bouncy chairs, baby carriers, car seat BASES (no car seats)
  • Breast pumps must be brand new or in excellent condition. No used pump parts accepted such as hoses and shields.
  • Diaper Genies and Potty Seats/Chairs must be brand new in packaging ONLY


  • Changing tables, gliders, dressers, toddler beds and cribs manufactured after June 28, 2011. Cribs manufactured before June 28, 2011, may be consigned if the consignor provides a certificate of compliance from the manufacturer. Cribs that are unacceptable, for any reason, cannot be sold as toddler beds


  • Limited to 5 pieces per consignor
  • Decor to include canvas pictures, baskets, lamps and rugs. Non-child related knick knacks will not be accepted
  • Bedding, blankets and glass items – must be brand new in packaging ONLY. NEW – Crib bumpers or inclined sleepers NOT accepted –  refer to “Safe Sleep for Babies Act”. 


  • In excellent used condition only

Accepted Clothing:

KIDS CLOTHING – Limit of 150 pieces
  • Newborn to Kids Size 16 and Teen XS-XL


  • Gap, Janie & Jack, Boden, Hanna Andersson, Lands End, Crewcuts, Tea, Matilda Jane, Under Armour, Nike, adidas, The North Face, Patagonia, Persnickety, Mud Pie and similar brands sold at Nordstrom, Von Maur, Saks and local boutiques

JUNIORS/TEEN CLOTHING – Limit of 25 pieces

  • Suggested brands include Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, American Eagle, Delia’s, GAP, Juicy Couture, Justice, Wet Seal and similar brands. 
  • Must be a teen brand and sized XS, S, M, L, XL (Adult clothing or discount store clothing not permitted)
WOMEN’S CLOTHING – See limits per category
Must be in and excellent and current condition. Three categories:

  • MATERNITY: Limited to 10 pieces
  • ACTIVEWEAR: Limited to 15 pieces. Suggested brands are Lululemon, adidas, Athleta, Nike, Under Armour, Patagonia. Very popular! 
  • DESIGNER/CURRENT FASHION: Limited to 15 pieces.
    • The ONLY brands accepted, in CURRENT condition, are:
      • Anthropologie brands
      • Boden
      • Evereve brands
      • J Crew
      • Madewell
      • Matilda Jane
      • Nordstrom and Saks brands
      • High end designer brands
  • NEW: Lularoe is no longer accepted
  • Mall brands not listed above/non activewear is NOT accepted

Please size in XS, S, M, L, XL


  • Spring Sale: Spring/Summer clothing: shorts, sundresses, polos, Easter dresses, light coats
  • Fall Sale: Fall/Winter clothing: Sweaters, coats, holiday wear
  • Accepted Year Round: Bathing suits, jeans, long sleeved tees, khaki pants and layering pieces, costumes, dress-up clothing and dancewear

SHOES: Limited to 30 pairs

  • Seasonally appropriate shoes only, must be in excellent condition
  • Accepted year round: Rain boots, athletic shoes, water shoes, fashion shoes


  • Socks and Underwear: If brand new in packaging only
  • Cloth diapers: If brand new or excellent condition: clean, laundered and bleached

Items We are Unable to Accept

  • NEW – Crib bumpers and inclined sleepers NOT accepted – refer to “Safe Sleep for Babies Act” 
  • FEEDING such as bottles, plates, utensils, burp rags, bibs, unless NEW
  • DIAPERING such as potty chairs and diaper genies, unless NEW
  • VHS tapes, DVDs, CDs
  • BREAST PUMPS that are not in excellent condition. No used breast pump parts.
  • STUFFED ANIMALS unless brand new or “do something”
  • BEDDING and Blankets, unless NEW in the package
  • Battery operated items without batteries
  • DIRTY toys, furniture, or equipment or HAPPY MEAL TOYS
  • Items that have been RECALLED
  • Items UNRELATED to children and maternity

Clothing We are Unable to Accept

Items with stains, odors, tears, smoke or excessive wear.

  • Vacation/camp type T-shirts/sweatshirts. Must be name brand.
  • ONESIES unless brand new with tags, with an outfit, or a thicker piece. (no thin)
  • SOCKS or UNDERWEAR unless brand new in packaging
  • OUT OF SEASON – except sports wear and bathing suits accepted year round

Brands We are Unable to Accept

  • Arizona, Athletic Works, Faded Glory, Garanimals, George, Gerber, Hanes, Healthtex, Kid Connection, Nickelodeon, Okie Dokie, Route 66, Small Wonders, Wonder Kids
  • Similar brands from Walmart, KMart and discount stores unless brand new with tags.