It’s normal to be in denial, but believe it or not it is almost time for back-to-school, and that means it is time to gear up! Getting your kids ready to head back to class doesn’t have to break the bank. These 10 resale options have everything you need. Savvy parents know that these gently used clothes are super smart options, in trendy styles and made-to-last fabrics. Save your money for those textbooks and pencils—head to these consignment shops today! Read on for more!
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With two locations, Beanstalk has been a trusted family-owned resale store around Portland for years! Step into either location in Montavilla or Fremont and find a large range of quality clothes, shoes (like rain boots!), gear, toys and books. Fremont carries premie up to child size 8, while the Montavilla location goes all the way up to 14. You’ll also find a kids play area for some peace and quiet while shopping! Beanstalk keeps a customer wish list of asked-for items, and donates weekly to charitable organizations and families.
3527 NE 15th Ave.
8021 SE Stark St.
Specializing in hip, fun, and even locally handmade clothing, Piccolina carries kids stuff from newborn to size 10, as well as some carefully chosen maternity pieces. The Woodstock store works with local artists to find unique handmade and vintage toys and goods for a really special treasure. Their clothes tend to be high quality brand names like Hanna Andersson, Naartjie, Petit Bateau, and more. All gently used at great prices!
2700 SE 26th Ave.
4416 SE Woodstock Blvd.
photo: hoot n annie via yelp
This popular store in the Hillsdale Shopping Center is always well stocked and wonderfully organized. Offering high quality clothing (for kids, moms, maternity, and even accessories), safety gear, books, bathtime goodies, and toys. Every price range and style is covered here, and things are constantly rotating to offer plenty of choices. They even offer a baby registry for expecting mamas– come in and make a wish list, and they’ll send your invited guests all the info.
6308 SW Capitol Hwy
All About Kids in Gresham is filled to the brim with seasonal resale goodies! Pop in for racks of adorable clothes, shoes, a whole bookshelf of books, toys, games, strollers, and more. They’ve been in the neighborhood for over 15 years, and know just how to help find what you need.
121 N Main
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This family store sells for all! With a combination of great women’s clothing as well as toys, clothes, shoes, and more, there’s lots to look at. They’ve been curating resell choices for over 30 years with two locations. Visit their flagship store in Cedar Mills, their sister store in Newberg, or head online to see even more options!
12640 NW Cornell Rd.
Pitter Patter Family Consignment
308 E. 1st St.
Conveniently located in the heart of N Mississippi Avenue, Black Wagon receives rave reviews from Portland parents for its warm customer service, open layout (don’t hesitate to bring the stroller) and fantastic selection of children’s shoes, clothes, toys and books. Whether you’re looking for Vans, Toms, Native Shoes or a new pair of Hatley boots, Black Wagon has you covered with its handpicked selection of both independent and well-known labels.
3964 N Mississippi Ave.
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The clean, bright space in NE carries gear and clothes for kids and parents! Mom can snag a beautiful leather jacket while little Billy or Jill can find a new puzzle or book, or scooter. Children’s clothing is brand name quality from preemies up to size 14. They also offer parent groups: because every parent needs a space to vent!
4107 NE Tillamook St.
Pinwheels is a cute little store in SE, on Clinton street, in a space formerly occupied by Piccolina’s. Cute jungle murals cover the walls, and racks and racks of clothes await. The store is full of great goodies, but if you can’t make it in person, they also do a brisk business over Instagram– just DM them your top pick and they’ll send you a Paypal invoice.
2700 SE 16th Ave
With new items put out daily, the fun finds don’t stop at this sweet Sellwood store. A giant bookshelf full of books offers plenty of choices, while clothes up to size 8 swing gently on the racks. The little ones can explore the play while shop for clothes for mama, toys and games, and even treasures from local artists!
8235 SE 13th Ave.
Pipsqueak is a high quality resale boutique, carrying brand name clothing at friendly prices. Their gently loved toys, baby furniture, and clothes are all clean and well-organized, and the secure location inside Vancouver Mall makes it easy to find. You can find a whole wardrobe’s worth of stylish, cute clothes! And don’t miss the dollar rack!
8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr
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