Consignment shops for kids clothes?

Pass It On Sale clothesSean emails:

My wife and I just had a baby and would love to dress the kid in all kinds of ridiculous outfits. However, they grow so dang fast that it just doesn't make sense to spend the cash on something new if they're only going to wear it once or twice. Do you or your readers know of any good consignment shops in the area specifically for kids clothing?

This isn't a shop exactly, but it's something Sean and his wife should definitely check out: the big Pass It On consignment sale for kids stuff, which if tradition holds, will be back in August. There are a handful of other similar sales throughout the year (see the comments on that post).

So, got a suggestion for Sean and his wife? Please share!

Comments

Not a consignment but a good source of gently used--I've had great luck with EBay, especially for infants and young children. Sellers often list "lots" (sometimes dozens of items) and the prices are unbeatable.

There is one in Saratoga on Weibel Ave, just south of Hannaford's. Also, eBay is an awesome resource for gently used kids clothes. My wife and I also found great bargains when we buy "off-season". It can be tricky guessing you're kid's size 6 months from now, but it can work!

Trendy Tots in Niskayuna is great. They are on Baker Street, right off of Union.

Polka Dots in Guilderland
2563 Western Ave
http://www.polkadotsconsignment.com/

http://www.obabysale.com/

Twice a year sale in Chatham. Next one is in September.

I attended the Pass It On sale in March. The next one (according to the advertising there at the time) will be the weekend of October 12 (Columbus Day?), and the location is somewhere in Clifton Park.
Also a word of advice: go early. Yes, the stuff goes to 50% off on the last day or 2, but at that point it is very much picked over, and what's an extra $2-3 for the good stuff?

I pass by this store on Columbia Tpke in East Greenbush all the time. It's near the bowling alley, but a little hidden. I haven't been to it, but I know it exists!

facebook.com/just4kid

Itty Bitty Trends, 418 Delaware Ave., Albany. Good prices. Don't tell anyone else though so we can keep the deals to ourselves!

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

A call for early voting and other ways to make it easier to vote in New York State

Given that the United States republic is more than two centuries old, it's remarkable that we still struggle with the mechanics of one of the... (more)

Schedule for drinks-and-art series at the Arts Center extended

he Arts Center of the Capital Region is extending its popular "Social Media" drinks-and-art series with a new schedule of dates in the next year.... (more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: River Street, burial grounds, dangerous occupations, not-broken homes, trains, the Victory... (more)

Phoenicians Mediterranean Palace

The new Phoenicians Mediterranean Palace recently opened on Fuller Road in Colonie. It's the successor to the Phoenicians Restaurant on Central Ave -- and it's... (more)

Not guilty plea in Alkaramla case, Rocks suspect connected to Bloods, longtime journalist/columnist Marv Cermak dies at 84

Not guilty plea in Alkaramla case The late Noel Alkaramla's former stepfather pleaded not guilty to second degree murder and other charges connected to her... (more)

Recent Comments

I grew up in the Utica area and moved out here in 1998. It really is funny how different the cultures are less than 100 miles away. It's more laid back in the Utica/Syracuse area, and the culture is much more "country" whereas Albany and a lot of the are around it is much more fast paced and has more of a NYC influence. Both are nice places to live, but definitely different vibes.

Giving ALDI a try

...has 15 comments, most recently from chrisck

Milk delivery options in the Capital Region

...has 43 comments, most recently from AS

Phoenicians Mediterranean Palace

...has 4 comments, most recently from David & Judi Michela

Today's moment of perspective

...has 3 comments, most recently from Jordan

What if Albany is upstate, but not "Upstate"?

...has 6 comments, most recently from JOTeepe