The “too small” pile in your kid’s closet has taken over—it’s time to consign. Let us be your guide to the best virtual marketplaces offering stylish, pint-sized gear at a fraction of the original price. From an app filled with outfit inspiration to a kid-powered operation, the digital storefronts in the album below make it easy to buy and sell everything from Gymboree to Bugaboo. Your wallet (and empty closet) will thank you.
Created by parents who know how quickly a once-coveted item gets tossed into the I’ll never use/wear again pile, KIDSTrade is a kid-to-kid marketplace designed for tech-savvy kids to trade everything from LEGO and trading cards to clothes within their circle of friends and classmates.
Trade with them: Kids can post unwanted items directly from their phone and browse items posted by other kids in their circle. When they find something they like, they select it and invite the owner to check out their stuff and the bartering begins. Parents can monitor their child’s trades, are alerted when a child posts an item and when a trade seems unfair.
Sell with them: Teach the value of a dollar by letting your kids post their unused sports equipment, last year’s video game console, and more to sell within your community. Parental permission required.
Why you’ll love it: All interactions take place with people your kids already know. It saves you a trip to the toy store, and keeps unwanted items from piling up around the house.
Do you frequent another online resale destination? Let us know in the comments below.
— Lauren Hill