You know what they say — one mom’s trash is another mom’s treasure. And when it comes to kids’ items, the saying couldn’t ring truer.
We’ve scoured the city and suburbs for the best children’s consignment shops that’ll help you save money, put some cash back in your wallet, and reduce the number of children’s items thrown into landfills.
Charlie & Grace
- Address: 937 Curtiss St., Downers Grove
A brand name children’s consignment boutique selling children’s clothing, outerwear, shoes, accessories and books, Charlie & Grace stocks product from sizes 18 months to 16 years. Popular brands include
Boden, Hanna Andersson, Tea Collection, and Janie & Jack. Customers often visit the shop on Fridays when new items move to the sale rack.
- Address: 428 W. Touhy Ave., Park Ridge
Just outside of Chicago, Gabriel’s Closet provides high-quality children’s clothes, accessories, baby gear and toys. You can check their Instagram or website for new items that come in and they even ship. The store is still worth visiting as they usually host free kid-friendly events like story times and magic shows.
- Address: 110 N. Marion St., Oak Park
Sugarcup Trading is a whimsical children’s boutique featuring well curated fashion, gifts and toys from around the world. They have scouted amazing brands from all over the world with a heavy emphasis on eco-friendly and trendy. Featured brands include: EcoStars, EcoJot, Waste Not Paper, Kate Quinn Organics, and more.
The Second Child
- Address: 954 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago
The Second Child is an upscale children’s and maternity consignment boutique in Lincoln Park, carrying clothing and shoes, toys, books, accessories and equipment. In business for 35 years, owner Amy Helgren donates clothing that isn’t purchased locally to safe houses, shelters, churches and organizations including Cradles to Crayons.
Wild Oats Kids
- Address: 2555 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago
This husband-and-wife run shop has a simple mission — allow families to sell high quality kid’s items they no longer need to fund the items they do. Wild Oats carries new and gently-used kid’s items like shoes, clothes, furniture, toys, strollers, baby items and anything else for children up to age 10. The shop also offers various pop-up story times and musical performances.
The Velveteen Rabbit Chicago
- Address: 1919 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago
A business born out of the pandemic, this pop-up shop turned brick and mortar location stocks everything from diaper bags and sleep sacks to rain boots, pajamas and swimwear for kids up to age 10. Make sure to follow their Instagram for the latest and greatest and highly anticipated product drops every Thursday at 8 p.m.
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