Seattle’s Best Children Consignment Shops
Paula Moreschi opened Madison Park’s Sugarlump in 2012.
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Kids’ consignment shops are a win-win for everyone: Good for your budget, good for the environment and good for supporting a local business. And if you consign yourself, good for clearing out your closets. The trend has caught on big-time in Seattle, with shops all over offering high-quality clothing with minimal, if any, signs of wear (sorry: holey pants need not apply). Some even sell maternity wear, nursing tops, carriers, strollers and all the other baby-related gear with a notoriously short shelf life. Trust us: Once you go consignment, you’ll never go back.
Chrysanthemum Children’s Vintage & Resale: Located in Columbia City, this store stocks new and secondhand clothing in a multitude of sizes. Uniquely, it specializes in vintage clothing for kids. The shop also carries high-quality toys, books and even shoes and clothing handmade by local moms. 4820 Rainier Ave. S, facebook.com/ChrysanthemeShop
Wish Upon Children’s Consignment: Magnolia residents can’t keep this store a secret any longer. It offers a large variety (in price and style) of clothing, as well as books and toys. Perhaps best of all, the little ones can hang out in a gated, well-stocked play area while you shop. Come during “happy hour” on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 pm to get 15 percent off your purchase. 2425 33rd Ave. W, wishuponconsign.com
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Sugarlump features impeccably-edited high quality kids clothes.
Sugarlump: This Madison Park spot packs a lot of higher-end kids' clothing — think North Face, Hanna Andersson, Crew Cuts — and new-to-you maternity clothing into a small space, along with select smaller pieces of gear, like Ergos and diaper bags. 2709 E Madison St., sugarlumpshop.com
Kids on 45th: After 28 years, Kids on 45th in Wallingford continues to offer parents a primo selection of new and used clothing, toys and kids’ accessories. The store also sells new strollers and a huge selection of books. 1720 N 45th St., kidson45th.com
My Three Little Birds: Shoppers will find gently used clothing (think Hatley, Tea, Janie and Jack), shoes, accessories and toys at this adorable West Seattle store, which also hosts events like music classes and storytimes and has a great playspace. Notably, it also sells consignment items online, and you can even fill out a wish list for the type of pieces you’re seeking. 6959 California Ave. SW, mythreelittlebirds.net
Childish Things: This Greenwood-area shop stands out for its consistent stock of high-end brands like Tea and Petit Bateau (sellers take note) and its expansive selection of maternity wear, including designer jeans. It also carries new items, including nursing products and toys. 10002 Holman Rd. NW, childishresale.com
Petite Boutique Kids: The owners of Kookaburra Kids sold the shop to new owners who reopened in March under the name Petite Boutique Kids. Located a couple of blocks east of the University Village, it features a fresh selection of carefully selected, gently used clothing and an online shop. 3432 NE 45th St., petiteboutiquekids.com
Selah's Small Couture: Tucked away on top of Queen Anne hill is a sweet consignment store featuring premium brands that have been gently used. Children are invited to feed the store's fish while parents shop for clothing in some of the best brands available from Mini Boden to 3 pommel and Petit Bateau in sizes from newborn to 12 years old. Selah's Small Couture will even buy clothing out of season as long as it is in good condition. 610 West McGraw Street, selahssmallcouture.com
Shopping for a newborn? Find out what consignment shop owners recommend you buy used - and new: New to You: Local Kids' Consignment Shops Share Their Shopping Wisdom.