If you have kids, boys or girls, you understand how hard and expensive it is to buy kids clothes without it costing you a small fortune. Parents living on a budget sometimes have to decide between buying clothes for the kids or paying the electric bill, mortgage, buy groceries for the family, etc. Do you ever feel that keeping your kids in clothes is a juggling act?
Babies, children and teenagers outgrow their clothes so quickly, it comes as no surprise that many parents find shopping at kids consignment shops for gently used clothes so favorable to the family budget. The 75 Kid to Kid stores in 21 states across the U.S. and Portugal helps families solve the problem of parents having to regularly buy clothes for their kids without it costing an arm and a leg.
As a parent of six now-grown children, with some having small kids of their own and a baby on the way, I understand all too well the enormous benefits of gently used consignment store shopping. Gently used clothing, at stores like Kid to Kid, might as well be called “new without tags” because the clothes are clean and pressed, in perfect “like new” or near perfect condition. No stains, tears, rips or holes whatsoever, and nary a clue that the baby clothes, kids outfits, shoes, coats, tops or jeans have ever been worn at all.
How many times have you, as a parent, bought clothes for your baby or kids, only to realize they were in need of new clothes in bigger sizes when the clothes you had just recently purchased had only been worn once or maybe just a couple of times? Sound familiar? It’s expensive to keep kids in clothes that look and fit right, but if you shop at kids consignment shops for almost new – gently used clothing – you will be amazed at the incredible sales and discounts on clothes that are wallet friendly.
In Texas, Kid to Kid currently has 22 franchise store locations including Allen, Arlington, Austin, Fort Worth, Garland, Houston, Irving, Lewisville, McKinney, Plano, Rockwall, San Antonio and Weatherford, just to name a few. As subscribed readers know, I’m a big fan of Freecycle at Freecycle.org, where group members get stuff (including clothes and various other items in great condition) and give away quality stuff they don’t want or need anymore, for FREE.
Kid to Kid buys gently used boys and girls kids clothes – newborn infant size up to size 14 in most locations, maternity clothes, baby clothes, toys, books, puzzles, games, shoes, baby stuff (cribs, bassinets, cradles, toddler beds, baby/kid furniture, car seats, high chairs, playpens, nursery décor, strollers, walkers, bikes and baby equipment of all kinds), and sells these items to the public at a fraction of the cost of paying full retail. Quality, brand-name clothes (Abercrombie, Limited Too, Gap, Gymboree, etc) at deeply discounted prices. Kid to Kid customers, who sign up for email notices, receive periodic notice of upcoming special sale dates, deep markdowns and coupons for even lower prices.
Kid to Kid Texas Store Locations
- Allen TX – 1201 West McDermott Drive – 972-390-1117
- Arlington TX – 1201 West Arbrook, Suite 115 – 817-468-1995
- Austin TX – 14010 North Hwy 183, Suite 420 – 512-336-5550
- Bedford TX – 2200 Airport Freeway – 817-283-6364
- Burleson TX – 251 S. West Wilshire Blvd – 817-426-1182
- Fort Worth TX – 4750 Bryant Irvin Road, Suite 802 – 817-263-4660
- Garland TX – 5250 State Hwy 78 – 972-675-5437
- Greenville TX – 5029 Wesley Street – 903-454-1955
- Houston TX – 1737 Post Oak Blvd – 713-622-2545
- Irving TX – 8350 N. MacArthur Blvd – 972-830-2008
- Keller TX – 8420 Denton Highway – 817-428-6500
- Lake Worth TX – 6628 Lake Worth Blvd – 817-238-6903
- Lewisville TX – 1511 FM 407 Justin Road, Suite 106A – 972-317-6700
- McKinney TX – 4900 West Eldorado Parkway – 972-529-6131
- Plano TX – 6405 West Parker Road (at Midway) – 972-781-2543
- Rockwall TX – 2455 Ridge Road – 972-722-2980
- San Antonio TX (3 store locations) – 1321 North Loop 1604 E – 210-402-0191; 11703 Huebner Road, Suite 102 – 210-558-7988; 4911 North West Loop 410 – 210-680-3496
- Spring TX – 16694 Champion Forest Drive (at Louetta) – 281-826-0088
- The Woodlands – 6777 Woodlands Pkwy (at Kuykendahl) – 281-419-3339
- Weatherford TX – 118 College Park Drive – 817-594-3380
Besides Kid to Kid (kidtokid.com), I have my own list of favorite kids consignment shops in the Dallas area that I regularly pass along to friends and family needing to buy new school clothes for their kids, or those in need of cheap baby clothes or older kids clothes and other stuff.
Kids Consignment Stores in Dallas Area
Once Upon a Child is a nationally recognized kids consignment franchise with many local Dallas area stores including Plano, who buys and sells gently used baby and children’s clothes (newborn up to youth size 16), toys, shoes, games, puzzles, furniture and equipment. Visit onceuponachild.com for specific store locations, days and hours of operation. Once Upon a Child in Plano TX is one of my favorite hotspots when I’m shopping for gently used stuff and I highly recommend visiting any of the Once Upon a Child stores in your local area; you will be amazed at how cheap kids clothes and other items are being sold for.
Romper Runway, a popular seasonal children’s consignment sale, located in the Dallas Design District at 118 Parkhouse Street
Divine Consign twice-yearly, seasonal sales, hosted at various locations around the DFW Metroplex. Visit divineconsign.net for information on upcoming dates, times and locations.
Sisters Closet Kids Resale Boutique, at 10240 E. Northwest Highway in Dallas, was recently named “favorite resale shop” by the Dallas Morning News. Sisters Closet Kids Resale carries kids clothing (infant to preteen), maternity clothes, baby equipment, bedding, toys, handmade hair bows, baby changing pads and burp clothes, homemade by talented local crafters.
Two more kids consignment shops in Dallas that I know of are Green Beans Resale Boutique located at 6333 East Mockingbird Lane, and Kidswap Consignment Shop at 6608 Snider Plaza in Dallas. If you know of any more resale consignment shops that specialize in baby/kids clothes and kid stuff, please take a moment a leave a comment with at least the name of the store and general location.