It’s time to break out the comfy sweaters and fluffy boots! Well, almost. Fall is around the corner, and Baby is going to need new outfits. Go green and save some green by swapping and reselling lightly loved clothing. Whether you’re looking for fun party outfits, PJs for brisk nights or snuggle-worthy hats, these online shops have it all. Plus, your mommy karma will be in great shape when you sell to and buy from other parents.
photo: Moxie Jean
The upscale resale clothing shop for kids and babies has a sweet spot: bargains on designer brands like Stella McCartney, Burberry, Haute Baby, Hanna Andersson, Christian Dior, Victoria Kids and more. If you’re looking for basics (especially a robust selection of Carter’s clothes for babies, plus Old Navy and Osh Kosh B’Gosh), you’ll find those, too.
Have clothing to sell? Moxie Jean buys items outright and pays you upfront. It’s their job to do all the work to prep your goods for sale, find a buyer and do all the work to get it sold. Start by requesting a Moxie Jean mailer. Pack your items, and send them in; once they are inspected and cataloged, stylists photograph them in adorable bundles and list them on the site. Any items that are not accepted or purchased will be donated to charity.
When you purchase these fashions, a Moxie Jean mailer bag is included with your order, making it easy to send in your kids’ outgrown clothes whenever you like. If you love Moxie Jean’s items, you can choose to be paid in Moxie Money and receive an extra 20%, which you can use to buy other awesome outfits. Referrals are also a great way to give a friend $10 off their first order of $20 or more, and get a $10 credit for yourself. There is free shipping on all purchases of $50 or more.
Find the shop online at moxiejean.com.
photo: Neil Barnwell via Flickr
This hub calls itself the largest online consignment store for baby and kids’ items. Along with clothing, it’s a source to buy and sell toys and games, baby gear and books. So you might click here looking for a cute pair of baby overalls by Osh Kosh B’Gosh and leave with a Winnie the Pooh walker. For your fall clothing fix, look for brands including Old Navy, Guess, H&M, Gymboree, Faded Glory and so many more. There is also a wide selection of maternity clothing — in case your own wardrobe is in need of a refresh.
Your swapping journey begins with requesting a shipping bag or personally shipping your items to the Swap team. Once the items are accepted they will be categorized and photographed. This is a consignment and swap shop, so before they are listed publicly, you get to set the prices and choose whether to sell your items or swap them with other sellers. You can ask them to be sent back to you if they do not sell.
Swapping is an awesome alternative to selling because it puts the power in your hands. And there’s flexibility: You can combine items that you’re swapping with another seller and items you want to be sold on the site into one shipment.
Start selling and buying online at swap.com.
This site is equal parts women’s style and kids’ style. In fact, we were shopping this site long before we had kids (hello, Diane von Furstenberg dresses for under $100). In the kids’ department, fans of Tea Collection, Baby Gap, Crewcuts, Mini Boden and Lands’ End are going to have a great time poking around this site. All of the fashions are inspected thoroughly, and sold for up to 90% savings. There are also shoes and handbags up for grabs.
You can shop anytime. If you want to sell, start by ordering a thredUP Clean Out Bag. Once you’ve cleaned out your closets, pack up your items and send them in to be evaluated by the resale pros. Acceptable items are new or lightly used, on trend, and clean. ThredUP buys items outright and pays you up to 80% of the resale value. You can earn shopping credit, or simply cash out. Anything they don’t accept will be donated to charity, or it can be sent back to you for a fee of $12.99.
ThredUP is extremely user friendly. On the site, there is a Clothing Calculator, which you can use to estimate how much your items are worth. Don’t worry about paying to ship your Clean Out Bag to thredUP; it’s free. Also, you can fundraise for your school or nonprofit group using thredUP; for info, click here.
Get started online at thredup.com.
Have you ever used an online consignor? Let us know in the Comments!
— Natasha Davis