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.
Sugarlump is a small boutique store specializing in higher end kid’s clothes and new-to-you maternity clothes. It’s the perfect pair for expectant mothers (or dads looking to earn a few brownie points).
Sell with them: Fall clothes are on the horizon at Sugarlump. And boys’ clothes (sizes 3-7) that are in good condition are always needed. Silly guys! When pieces sell, the seller gets 45% of the sales price in store credit. Or if you don’t feel like waiting, you can take cash for 35% of the sales price on the spot. And lots of sellers stock up on store credit and then go big around the holidays or for birthdays, since you’ve got a year to use it. Now that’s frugalista fabulous!
Buy from them: If you’ve got a newborn at home or are expecting, Sugarlump might just be your gold mine, especially if you’re looking for hardly used, boutique infant pieces. Expectant moms might also score used diaper bags and Ergos (but they go quick!) alongside their maternity clothes, which have a little bit of everything. And if you and your belly will be hitting the town, be sure to browse through their maternity evening dress collection. There’s lots to love for older kids here, too. Crew Cuts, Tea, Hanna, and Mini Boden labels are consistently on the shelves, waiting (but not too long) to find a new home. Let’s hope it’s yours!
What you’ll love: Parents won’t find any big-ticket items here, like strollers or cribs. What they will find is specially selected, high quality clothes that give Sugarlump a small boutique feel. Be sure to check out the Bad Cat tees, which are designed by the owner’s husband. You’ll love the artful squirrels, robots, octopuses and other whimsical characters who grace these trendy T’s.
photo: Sugarlump 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