Whether you’re feathering the nest for your first, second or fifth hatchling, the thrill of splurging for a new little bundle never seems to get old (if you don’t believe us, just ask grandma). But where do you land the choice gear that reflects the uniqueness of your adorable nestling as well as our own sense of style and personality? From drive-worthy boutiques to shops just around the block, flip through the gallery to discover our favorite stores for everything baby. Go forth and spoil away!

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We all know that kids grow like weeds, but raise your hand if you've ever come across an item hidden at the back of your kid's closet that you're unsure if they ever wore it. We thought so. Aside from finding top quality brands, when it comes to shopping for the minis most of us are looking to snag some fabulous deals because frankly, we know the days of its usefulness to us are numbered.

Luckily, Seattle is bursting at the seams with trendy consignment retailers offering gently used clothing, toys, maternity wear and baby gear - all for a price that won't break the bank. Be sure to check out our guides to consignment store shopping in Seattle and on the Eastside before heading out to buy - you never know what you might find.

photo: Lollipops via Yelp

Do you have a favorite spot to shop for baby gear? Tell us in the Comments below!

— Rachael Brandon