Back-to-school shopping can put a big dent in a parent’s wallet. Between the new kicks, new cuts and multiple boxes of No. 2 pencils, finding quality clothes at bargain prices is a must. Lucky for us, Seattle has some of the hippest consignment stores around. Click through the gallery and get ready to outfit your little trendsetter. This is back-to-school shopping at its green-loving best.

Kookaburra Kids

In the last year, Kookaburra Kids has expanded their inventory and made the most of their convenient U-District location.

Sell with them: If you’re thinking about consigning with Kookaburra Kids, start with a quick call to the store to see if they’re buying and for what season. Then, put together a collection of gently used, high quality clothes and bring ‘em on down. Sellers will get paid on the spot for items under $25 or they can get 15% off in store credit, if they’ve got some shopping to do. Larger ticket items are consigned and sellers will get paid later.

Buy from them: Kookaburra’s selection of kid’s clothes ranges from newborn to 10 year olds and owner, Rhea, prides herself on finding adorable pieces she would put on her own kids, so parents can rest easy about selection and quality. Brands like Crew Cuts, Mini Boden, Peek and Catimini are usually found on the racks. And if Hanna Andersson jammies are your thing, head to the store to grab a gently used, comfy and cozy pair (or two!). In the past year, Rhea has also increased new items for sale, like adorable Aden + Anais swaddling blankets, Mum & Bub baby skincare products, and Chewbeads necklaces.

What you’ll love: Parents will delight in the playroom that contains your wee ones so you can shop. Located in the center of the store, it makes the let’s-run-for-it escapist tricks that bring toddlers such delight nearly impossible. Plus, it’s stocked with cool toys, instruments, dress up clothes and even a Barbie styling head (seriously, that’s what it’s called) so your kids will stay busy and out of your way while you get your bargain hunting fix for the day.

3432 N.E. 45th St.
Seattle, Wa 98115
Online: and on Facebook

photo: Kookaburra Kids Facebook page

Bonus Shop: Looking for some deals on the Eastside? Check out our consignment store coverage for shops in Bellevue, Kirkland, Renton, Issaquah and Woodinville. 

Bonus Tip: Lots of these stores (but not all) are currently taking Halloween costumes. So bring in last year’s and use the store credit to make an even bigger dent in this year’s BTS shopping spree. Then come back for some monster deals on a new-to-you costume in October.

Got a favorite kid’s consignment store for back-to-school shopping? We’d love to hear about it in the Comments below.

— Allison Sutcliffe, Kristina Moy & Allison Rasmussen