I know I've talked about it before, but seriously, consignment shopping for kids is like the best thing ever. We all know how it works, kids grow out of stuff faster than you can wash them for the 2nd time. Therefore, the abundance of gently used kids clothing out there is downright crazy.
I've been to a few different kids consignment stores, but I definitely have my favorite. Most of these stores are individually owned franchises, therefore the quality of the clothing will vary. You need to find a store where the owner and employees care about quality and not quantity of clothing.
The store that I go to (BFF T told me about it, I can't take all the credit) only stocks brand names. Gymboree, Chaps, Polo, Gap, Children's Place, Nike, Disney, Carters, etc. Another store that I've been to will sell Target brand (Circo) for like $3/each. Um, I can get it brand new at Target for cheaper than that so no thank you! Do your market research owner-lady!
Most of the time I am able to get a few items NWT (new with tags) at my store. A lot of times they will have 30% or 50% off sales and fill-a-bag sales. I go every season and get Jack some extra clothes for daycare, and I usually end up finding a few every-day things as well.
Here is my latest haul:
1: Talbot's Kids polo shirt, Gap madras shorts
2: Nike Red Sox jersey & mesh short set
3: Nike T-shirt (NWT), Nike mesh shorts
1: Chaps khakis
2: Gymboree t-shirt
3: Gap khakis
4: sun hat
5: Gap t-shirt (NWT)
6: Gymboree jeans
7: Polo jeans
8: Black Dog hoodie (NWT)
Also, not pictured: Fisher Price Zoo Talkers Animal Sounds Zoo, $14.99 (NWT!!!)
So, how much did I pay for all of this? $82.
Pretty good, considering the Zoo Talkers, Gap khakis & Gap t-shirt at full price would have been ~$82 alone.
And that Talbot's polo and madras shorts might be my new favorite outfit for Jack