Shopping for Children’s Clothing at Thrift Shops or Consignment Stores

List: Posted: 12/10/10

How can you stretch your budget for children’s clothing without skimping on quality? The answer for many is the local consignment or thrift store. You can buy more high-quality clothes for less money, ensuring that your kids will always have fashionable garments in their closets.

Children’s consignment shops only buy gently used children’s clothing and top name brands, so you won’t be disappointed. Before you head out, make sure you look through your children’s closets – you don’t want to buy duplicates of anything. Also, you’ll want to see what colors you need to match up. Once there, have your kids try on the clothes for fit. You may be wrong about their sizes.

You can also exchange your own gently used children’s clothing at the consignment shop, so that your out of pocket expense is next to nothing. Keep in mind that they want names like Nike, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Gap, and other big brands because they are easier to resell. The clothes must be in style, too.

Thrift stores are generally less expensive than consignment shops, but they have a much larger variation in quality, so you’ll have to hunt and peck through the racks for the best children’s clothing. Here’s a tip: talk to the clerks about upcoming promotions and events. Many thrift stores offer semi-annual half-off sales or other specials.

No one will know if your kids are wearing used or new children’s clothing, but your budget will appreciate the savings. By scoring clothes that are seventy percent less than retail, you’ll have some change to spare!

Children's Clothing Stores

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