“Hey Baby, wanna thrift with me? I bet we can find really cool stuff”
“That’s so cool. Yeah!”
That is how the conversation with my daughter went. I talked a bit about what I am doing, trying hard not to be so wasteful and since she’s been celebrating Earth Day every day for the past three years, she kind of gets it. While I have shopped for her here and there, she’s never really gone with me until now. It was fun to share what was once my favorite past time in college with my kid but also to help adjust to this new lifestyle with her. And her summer wardrobe, well it seems to be a mix of pieces that still fit from last year with a few pieces I’ve picked up from my favorite thrift and consignment shops for kids. Here are a few of our favorites:
Why not? I am there a few times a month just to browse home decor, books, and of course, I am still on the hunt for the perfect denim skirt for myself. While there, a quick walk on over to the kid’s section always brings me to fun tops from Old Navy, Gap, and Justice for a mere $3 each, all in great condition.
Pro: Extremely inexpensive and they have fitting rooms.
Con: You have to thoroughly inspect for holes and stains and dig for a deal.
I’ve sent my own stuff here before. In fact, just last year I really wanted a new fan for the family room so I sold everything I no longer wore to buy it. And with whatever I had leftover plus a credit for signing up, my kid was able to stock up on dresses (some even with tags still on it) from Macy’s and Crew Cuts for a fraction of the price.
Pro: You can shop from your couch, this is exclusively online.
Con: Prices can be higher but items are fairly newer. Despite deals on shipping, it can add to the cost.
Once Upon A Child
This is baby, kid, all things child galore. I went in once to browse and ended up with the baby’s wicker bassinet (I loved seeing him in there), and the diva walked out with several sweat pants from Justice and a few tops. All of that? Under $50.
Pro: While the store is packed, it is fairly organized and the prices are great. $1 deals? Yup.
Con: Hopefully there is a location near you. I have to drive at least 25 minutes to get to one.
top: Justice via Goodwill | shorts: ThredUp
Photos and model by me 😉