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Bid for adorable baby clothes online

A baby just ain’t Southern without some smocking in the closet. That’s why two Dallas moms launched Smocked Auctions, a clever company that sells discounted smocked apparel for babies via Facebook comments. Take notes, this is a little tricky: every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 p.m. sharp, they upload a bunch of photos to the Smocked Auctions Facebook page—along with price, size, and quantity details for each style. The majority of the clothes (sized 3m to 6T) are hand-smocked in El Salvador, though there are garments from vendors around the world, including the USA. (Right now, holiday styles are starting to trickle in.) Shoppers stake their claim by commenting on a photo with the word SOLD, followed by size preference and PayPal email (i.e., SOLD, 6m, smockittome@gmail.com). A Winners’ List is posted after each auction and the lucky shoppers are invoiced the next day. Once Smocked Auctions receives payment, items are shipped within 48 hours. Shipping is free and all sales are final.