Kids’ Fall & Winter Coat Sale Extravaganza

Baby Kids fall winter coats hats boots gloves mittens snow pants event sale discount

Its that time of year again, folks! Gather up the family and gear up for Mama Goose’s 11th annual Coat Sale Extravaganza!

Saturday, September 19th 10am-6pm

430 West State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
In the Seneca street parking lot!


We buy quality children’s winter coats, snow pants, snow boots, winter accessories, & Halloween costumes all year long and stow them away for this fun-filled event. We will continue to have winter outerwear for purchase throughout the winter, but this is always our best selection of the year. PLUS, at checkout, you get to spin the wheel of savings for 10, 15, or 20% OFF your total purchase of outerwear and Halloween costumes. So save the date and plan to attend!

Also, we will be donating 5% of the day’s gross sales to the Ithaca Children’s Garden. This donation will be used to support ICG’s fabulous winter programs such as the Fire & Ice Festival!

The event is held in our Seneca street parking lot, behind Mimi’s Attic. Just look for the big white tents.
Here are some frequently asked questions about the sale:

Q: Why have a Coat Sale Extravaganza in the first place?
A: The Coat Sale tradition began when we had a tiny, ginger-bread house-like store at the corner of Seneca St. and Plain St. (2004). It was impossible to fit all of our winter outerwear on the sales floor, and our customers needed to stop in daily to find the right size snow gear for each of their kids.  We realized that if we put all of our winter outerwear in our parking lot on one day, our customers would know what day to come to have the best chance at finding what they needed. And so the Extravaganza was born! The coat sale also allows us to buy great winter outerwear year-round, regardless of sales floor space, which means a better selection for you!

Q: How long are the checkout lines going to be?
A: We’re going to implement the same plan as last year which kept things moving smoothly. All shoppers will enter the same line beginning in the Seneca Street parking lot. You will then be directed to one of our four coat sale registers based on your form of payment, and which lines are shortest. Precedence is given to those paying with CASH!
Note: There will be registers in Mimi’s Attic and Mama Goose designated for non-coat sale merchandise only.

Q: If I am paying with store credit can I go straight in to Mama Goose?
A: No, sorry. Everyone should enter through the same line (no matter how you are paying) beginning in the Seneca Street parking lot. Once inside of Mimi’s, one of our staff members or volunteers will direct you to the correct register line for your type of payment. This plan helps to avoid the confusion that can happen when people enter Mama Goose from different doors.

Q: Will you accept credit cards?
A: Yes, we are happy to accept all forms of payment, but CASH makes the lines go much faster! So, if possible, try to stop at the ATM!

Q: How much will the winter outerwear and Halloween costumes be discounted?
A: When you get to the register, you will either spin the “Wheel of Savings” or draw a marble from the “Discount Jar”. You will receive anywhere between 10 and 20% off your total purchase of winter outerwear and Halloween costumes.

Q: Is it worth coming if I can’t get there until the afternoon?
A: Definitely! The sale will run all day, from 10am-6pm. We have TONS of merchandise to put out (this is our best selection of the year!) Just come and have fun whenever you can make it!

Q: Can I use my frequent customer stamp card?
A: In order to keep the lines moving, we don’t stamp frequent customer cards at the Coat Sale, but if you have a full card, please feel free to redeem it at the sale.

Q: What if I want to shop for non-Coat Sale items like school clothes, books, shoes, toys, diapering supplies, etc.?
A: We recommend that you complete your Coat Sale purchases first, then go shop inside of the Goose. We will have a register reserved for non-coat sale purchases only!

Q: Can I browse at Mimi’s before I check out?
A: We ask that you complete your Coat Sale purchases and then go browse. Everyone who makes a purchase at the Coat Sale will receive a Mimi’s coupon for 10% off your total purchase which you can use on Coat Sale day or any time before October 31st.

Q: I have lots of kids, nieces, and nephews. Are there going to be carts or something I so I can load up?
A: We will be providing large, clear hefty bags to help you navigate the sale with your bounty!

Q: What if it rains?
A: We have two twenty-foot tents, and several 12×12 foot tents in addition to our shipping and receiving area. We will also direct and manage the checkout lines to keep you sheltered and dry. Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered!

Q: Will you be buying on the day of the Coat Sale?

A: We apologize for any inconvenience, but we will not be buying on the day of the Coat Sale.
Normal buying will resume on Monday the 21st.

Q: I’m not familiar with the area, where can I park?

A: Mama Goose Ithaca is located in Ithaca’s West End, which is easy to get to  from route 13. Here is a handy MAP for your convenience. If you are coming from the north, simply take a left off of route 13 South onto Buffalo Street and proceed two blocks, and look for parking on Buffalo Street. Then simply walk down Corn St (across from the park) and you will be right next to the sale. Parking is free on weekends. Parking can also be found on Corn, State or Seneca Street. Note that our address is 430 West State Street, the coat sale takes place around the back on Seneca Street in our parking lot.

If you have any unanswered questions, feel free call us at 607-269-0600.

We hope to see you at the Extravaganza! Don’t forget to bring a friend and making a day of it! You are sure not to walk away empty handed.



In addition to quality used outerwear, we will have a fresh new inventory of the popular Snow Stoppers gloves and mittens!

Freezable Insulated Kid’s Lunch Bags for Back to School

lunch bags back to school freezable stay cold insulated

PackIt lunch bags are like a refrigerator on the go, chilling food and drinks up to 10 hours! The secret is the  cooler’s freezable gel liner. Once the bag is frozen, its walls generate waves of cold air that chill your food and drinks from all sides. All you have to do is fold the bag up, stick it in the freezer overnight, then pack it the next morning. The convenient buckle on the handle fastens easily to your kid’s backpack. Packing lunch for school just got a whole lot better! Get your PackIt lunch bag while supplies last at Mama Goose for $19.99.

New Washable Toddler Shoes by See Kai Run

washable toddler shoesIntroducing See Kai Runners washable toddler shoes.  Cute breathable easy-on easy-off shoes for your little runner.  Flexible rubber outsole is healthy for developing feet, but sturdy enough for outdoor play. And BONUS- you can throw them right in the wash! What can be better than that? Get either of these cute styles at Mama Goose for $40.


Now Buying School Clothes and Winter Coats!

Our fall and winter buying has officially begun! We are currently buying fall and winter clothes in sizes newborn – 14 as well as maternity wear, kids’ books, toys, baby equipment and more. Some of the hot items we look for in the fall are current-style jeans, warm pajamas, quality fleece jackets, sturdy and stylish school clothes, and like-new sneakers and waterproof shoes and boots. This is also a great time to sell your quality winter jackets, snow pants, snow boots, and Halloween costumes! Spring and summer clothes are now considered out-of-season for us, but we are happy to take a look at your quality spring and summer clothes in sizes NB-14 & maternity. When we buy out-of-season clothes, we are more selective and pay a little less.

To find out more about how to sell to us, visit our How To Sell page HERE.

Happy 4th, Everyone!

Mama Goose will be closed Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day and will reopen for business Sunday, July 5th from noon to 4pm. Our “July Savings” sales will begin on Monday, July 6th. Have a happy & safe holiday!

July 6-12 BOGO 1/2 off shorts

July 13-19 BOGO 1/2 off dresses

July 20-26 BOGO 1/2 off toys and books

Throughout the month of July, enjoy BOGO 1/2 off all newborn – 6mths clothing

Wondering where to find used kid’s cleats and dancewear in Ithaca?

Shoes for Ballet, Jazz & Tap. Leotards for dance & Gymnastics.

Shoes for Ballet, Jazz & Tap. Leotards for dance & Gymnastics.

Whether you need them for a summer camp, or for an upcoming season during school, you can find a wide variety of gently used cleats and dance-wear for your kids at Mama Goose.


Cleats for Baseball, Soccer, Football, and Indoor Sports Too!

Just in! New Swim Diapers by iPlay for Infants and Toddlers

Swim diaper

Gone are the days of bulky disposable diapers doubling as swimwear for your baby bathing beauties. These Ultimate Swim Diapers by iPlay are all you need to make a splash this summer. They are reusable, approved for public pools, and have a UPF of 50+. Changing baby is a breeze with the side snap feature, and they are cute to boot. We carry sizes 0-3 months through 4T. Our Price $12.

New and Used Swimwear for Babies and Kids

New Swim suits bathing suits rash guards boys girls

We’ve got swimsuits galore at Mama Goose! This season we added a selection of new swimwear made in the US by boutique brands: City Threads, Flap Happy, and 405 South, for only $18-$20 each! And as always, we have a large inventory of gently used swim suits in sizes newborn to 14 starting at $4.95. So affordable you can have an extra while the other one is drying!

Sun Hats and Sunglasses for Babies and Kids

sunhats & sunglasses for babies and kids

Sun protection just got a whole lot more appealing with our seasonal stock of iPlay wide brimmed sun hats and brimmed flap hats in an assortment of colors and patterns. Hats feature a UPF 50+ protection from the sun. Matched with a pair of sunglasses, your little ones are sure to breeze through summer. We also carry these adorable locally handmade sun bonnets in a variety of patterns in sizes 0-6yrs. locally hand made sun bonnets for babies and kids

Badger Products

Badger Balm natural toxin free sunscreen bug repellant spray stick


Mama Goose has decided to carry a selection of products from Badger Balm because they are they are safe, effective, and environmentally conscious. Sunscreen for babies is available in a lotion. Sunscreens for toddler and kids come in lotions or in on-the-go sticks, and are water, sweat resistant & offer broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection. They use no oxybenzone, octinoxate, or other chemical active sunscreening agents and are pediatrician tested & approved safe for babies & kids. They are also hypoallergenic, biodegradable and safe for coral reefs and other ecosystems.

Additionally, we carry Badger Anti- Bug Balm which is safe and proven effective! Made of organic citronella, cedar, and lemongrass essential oils to naturally repel insects. It smells good, works – without DEET, petrolatum, or other chemicals. We also chose some aromatherapy sticks that are portable and easy to use. Choose from Focus, Stress Soother, or Headache Soother balms. These certified organic balm sticks use essential oils like eucalyptus, ginger, rosemary, lavender, and spearmint to promote calm, soothe your headache, and help clear your mind. Beeswax, and olive oil added to soften your skin!