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Budget-Friendly and Eco-Conscious: Top Places to Buy Secondhand Kids Clothing

April 05, 2024

We're always on the lookout for ways to save money without compromising on quality – especially when it comes to our children's clothing. Who doesn't want to save money on kid's clothing.... especially since they grow out of it or stain it so quickly.


Fortunately, the rise of secondhand shopping has made it easier than ever to find affordable and stylish kids clothing while also reducing our environmental impact. We'll tell you are favorite places to buy secondhand kids clothing, from thrift stores to online marketplaces, so you can dress your little ones in budget-friendly and eco-conscious fashion.


  1. Thrift Stores: Thrift stores are a treasure trove of secondhand clothing for kids. From baby onesies to teen apparel, you'll find a wide selection of gently used and affordable clothing options. Visit local thrift stores in your area or check out national chains for a diverse range of styles and sizes. We don't always have time to make this happen with all our busy mom responsibilities. That is why our mix and match wardrobe is a great alternative! 

  2. Online Marketplaces: Online marketplaces like eBay, Poshmark, and ThredUP offer a convenient way to shop for secondhand kids clothing from the comfort of your home. Browse through thousands of listings while are you breastfeeding your babe, filter by size and brand, and score great deals on gently used clothing for your little ones. Kara's favorite to shop is Poshmark and Nicole's is Depop. 

  3. Consignment Shops: Consignment shops are another excellent option for buying secondhand kids clothing. These stores typically curate high-quality and stylish items, making them a great choice for parents who want designer brands at a fraction of the cost. Plus, consignment shops often offer a consignment option for selling your own gently used clothing, allowing you to recoup some of your investment. We loving going into these stores and knowing they will have our kid's size. However, They are honestly a-little to busy and overpriced for us. 

  4. Online Buy/Sell/Trade Groups: Many communities have online buy/sell/trade groups on social media platforms like Facebook, where parents can buy and sell secondhand kids clothing directly with each other. Join local groups in your area to connect with other parents and score great deals on clothing for your little ones. The negative to this is the time it takes to coordinate pick up, but the deals are unreal!

  5. Children's Resale Events: Keep an eye out for children's resale events and consignment sales in your area. These are no joke crazy!! These events are typically held seasonally and feature a wide selection of gently used kids clothing, toys, and gear at discounted prices. It's a great way to stock up on essentials for the upcoming season while supporting local sellers.


When it comes to buying secondhand kids clothing, the options are endless. We of course think Hand Me Up is the most styled, curated option with the ease of not getting out to the store! Whether you prefer browsing through thrift stores, shopping online, or attending consignment events, there are plenty of budget-friendly and eco-conscious options available. By choosing secondhand, you're not only saving money but also reducing waste and promoting sustainability. So why wait? Explore these top places to buy secondhand kids clothing and dress your little ones in style without breaking the bank. Happy shopping!

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