Oh no! Kids on 45th, the magical children’s consignment shop in Wallingford (conveniently located next to Chocolati), is closing.
For years, parents with rapidly growing little ones have descended on Kids on 45th for the great pre-loved clothes and baby accessories, the bountiful consignment credit for ill-fitting pants and shirts, and the bright, open vibe. The toys and books in the back for kids to entertain themselves with while parents shop didn’t hurt either. And the staff! The warmest, kindest people. This local treasure will be missed.
Shop owner Elise Worthy issued the following explanation via email on Tuesday night (March 3):
My family took over the store in early 2017 because we love Wallingford and the connection and resources the store provided for our neighborhood. 3 years have flown by! Though we’ve made great strides in this difficult small business environment, I have decided to hang up my hat as a store owner and spend more time with my family.
Please come by the store before March 24th to use up your store credit, pick up any consigned items that belong to you, and make your final purchases. We will not be accepting drop-offs during this time, and any items remaining will be donated to local nonprofits.
I am tremendously grateful to you for consigning and shopping with us. We’re hopeful that Kids on 45th will be back someday in another form.
For additional questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep it local, keep it kind!
Like a phoenix from the ashes, will Kids on 45th rise once more? We sure hope so. What are your favorite Kids on 45th memories? Tell us in the comments.