Babies grow up really fast, which is especially challenging if having a well-dressed toddler is one of your #lifegoals. It’s a darn shame if those baby-sized Y-3 Adidas sneakers never get worn.
Shopping at one of these Calgary second-hand stores is an awesome way to keep your kid’s closet on trend without draining your bank account.
Man of Distinction has a solid selection of brand name finds for big fellas and little ones. The back of the store is dedicated to trendy clothes for boys, from babies to teens. Expressions Ladies Consignment, Man of Distinction’s sister store, is a few steps away, so mom can shop too.
115 12100 Macleod Trail S.E., 403-523-0120, manofdistinction.com
Once Upon A Child has two locations and lots of turnover. There always seems to be stacks of clothes, toys and baby equipment behind the desk waiting to hit the shelves. Both stores are often quite busy, especially on the weekend, so be prepared to wait to pay or to take your turn looking through the bins of shoes. With so much to choose from, chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for at a great price.
Skip the second-hand store line-ups and shop [pre]shrunk‘s selection of upscale consignment finds for babies to teens from home instead. Find brands including Armani, Marc Jacob and Hugo Boss. [Pre]shrunk also offers private pop-up parties where they’ll bring the styles to you. Moms-to-be can also shop the website for chic maternity wear.
Like Man of Distinction, Sproutz Kids & U-Turn sells clothes for adults and kids. Men’s and women’s clothing is at U-Turn. Clothes for babies to teens is at Sproutz. It’s a one-stop inexpensive shopping destination for everyone in your family. U-Turn recently started carrying premium products including Prada.You can also find toys and baby accessories.
2835 37 Street S.W., 403-242-9877, sproutzkidz.com
Twice Bearly’s Kensington location makes it easy to browse its selection of carefully curated, gently used clothes including styles from Ralph Lauren, Gap, Gymboree, Kenneth Cole and more and then get a brownie from Sidewalk Citizen afterwards. You can even buy secondhand school uniforms here, as well as toys, shoes and baby accessories.
450 14 Street N.W., 403-452-8878, twicebearly.com
Washed + Worn Curated Kids Consignment is an online store, which means you can shop from the comfort of your kitchen. Every item for sale includes detailed pictures and a description of any wear and tear. Find premium brands including Burberry, Dior and Kate Spade, as well as vintage and handmade items. Free shipping is offered on purchases of more than $100.