Since Little Buddy was born, I have had fun searching for his clothes at children’s used clothing stores and consignment sales. Very few of his outfits have been purchased new because I find it painful to spend double or triple on something that he is only going to wear for one season.
For the past year, many of Little Buddy’s clothes have come from a friend with boys who are two and four years younger. She buys her clothes new, mostly from Carter’s, but keeps them in great condition. When her youngest son grows out of them, she sells them to me, usually for about $50 per season.
I then pick up any other items that I need at my go-to used clothing stores. Both are located in Franklin; one is called Once Upon a Child, and the other is called Kid to Kid.
Each store has it’s pros and cons. Once Upon a Child is double the size and has great toys and larger items, but the quality of the clothes and shoes tends to be lower. Kid to Kid has a smaller selection (almost no selection when it comes to shoes) but the quality is usually higher. They are only three minutes away from each other, so I am able to hit up both in a single shopping trip.
Do you buy used clothing for kids? If so, what stores do you shop at, or do you prefer consignment sales?