Portland kids are heading back to school, and this year classes will take place in person. It’s time to freshen up that quarantine wardrobe and get your young learners ready to look sharp for the first day. Back-to-school shopping doesn’t have to break the bank as these resale options have everything you need. Read on to find out which consignment shops we recommend.

Beanstalk

With two locations, Beanstalk has been a trusted family-owned consignment shop 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.

Hours: Tue.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

3527 NE 15th Ave.
503-477-7776

8021 SE Stark St.
503-327-8506
Online: beanstalkpdx.com

Piccolina

Don't miss this consignment shop on your back-to-school shopping trip. 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!

Hours: Open daily from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

2700 SE 26th Ave.
503-963-8548

4416 SE Woodstock Blvd.
503-505-5045
Online: piccolinaresale.com

Hoot N Annie

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.

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

6308 SW Capitol Hwy
503-548-4668
Online: hootnannie.com

Rock It Resell

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!

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

12640 NW Cornell Rd.
Portland, OR
503-646-2021

Pitter Patter Family Consignment
308 E. 1st St.
Newberg, OR
503-538-4215
Online: https://rockitresale.com/

Black Wagon

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.

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

3964 N Mississippi Ave.
866-916-0004
Online: blackwagon.com

photo: via Bella Stella

Pinwheels

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.

Hours: Daily 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

2700 SE 16th Ave
503-963-8548
Online: pinwheelsresale.com

Sweetpea’s

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!

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12 a.m.-5 p.m.

8235 SE 13th Ave.
503-233-1153
Online: sweetpearesale.com

Pipsqueak Resale Boutique

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!

Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr
Vancouver, WA
360-597-4715
Online: https://www.pipsqueakresale.com/

 

—Annette Benedetti

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