Updated for 2021
Kids grow. Fast. It seems like every time you turn around, they’ve outgrown another pair of shoes or their favorite shirt doesn’t fit anymore.
Don’t even get us started on babies. The entire reason there are any Baby Resale stores at all is because they can outgrow a onesie faster than you can shop for a replacement.
And clothes and toys are expensive. So, if you’re looking to save some money, and help our environment, then take a look at these thrift stores and resale shops that offer gently used children’s clothes and toys. Some even offer consignment sales, so you can trade in the gently used items junior never liked for some new duds he’s sure to love.
Gently-Used Clothes for Kids
Grow Kid Grow
4310 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029
Grow Kid Grow is a Silver Lake favorite featuring new and gently used children’s clothing as well as shoes, books, toys, accessories, and maternity clothes. Additionally, “any items not purchased for trade will be donated to charity – whether it be the Children’s Hospital, My Friend’s Place or our other partners within our community.” Grow Kid Grow is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Kids Double Time
715 Torrance Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Kids Double Time has been in business since 1988. In their 3,000-square foot store, you’ll find new and used merchandise (including clothing, baby gear, toys, and books). While parents shop, kids can take advantage of the enclosed play area. And be sure to check back in September and October when you’ll find “hundreds of new and used Halloween costumes.”
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Kids Gallery Children Resale Store
1658 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, CA 92801
Kids Gallery Children Resale Store offers “the best selections for lightly used babies’ and kids’ apparel, furniture, toys, and gear in town.” You’ll find lots to look through at this Anaheim store; some parents find it a bit messy, but if you have an idea of what you want, the staff is happy to help you locate it. The store is closed on Sundays.
LA Kids Consignment Sale
Online only currently
Started by a Mom looking to find inexpensive kids’ clothes for her growing children, the sale has grown to 3 locations, twice a year in SoCal. Sign up for her email list to get the updates on the next online sale or in-person event.
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Rosebuds and Rosestuds
18 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Unit C, Sierra Madre CA 91024
Rosebuds and Rosestuds is a “children’s consignment boutique serving South Pasadena, Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre, San Marino, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, and all throughout Los Angeles County.” The goal is to “recycle, repurpose, and reuse.” Since the shop is not currently open at 100%, families are encouraged to check their Instagram for sales. The shop often hosts special events to support the local families and the community. The shop is closed on Tuesdays.
Wear It Once Wear It Twice
1725 W. Verdugo Ave., Burbank, CA 91506
At Wear It Once Wear It Twice parents will find children’s clothing (from infants to size 10-12), shoes, and baby accessories (including bouncers, diaper pails, and strollers). While parents shop, children can take advantage of the small sitting/play area to watch television and read books. The shop is closed on Sundays.
Noodles Children’s Resale Boutique
4907 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230
Noodles Children’s Resale Boutique was established in 2000 and offers a large selection of children’s clothes (up to size 14), books, equipment (swings, strollers, walkers), DVDs, toys, and much more. They are open seven days a week.
Multiple Locations including
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
At Children’s Orchard, parents can “bring in ‘gently used’ clothing to sell that their children have outgrown, and purchase like-new clothing at a much lower cost in their child’s current size.” The store stocks “gently-used” children’s apparel (in sizes 0-14), shoes, strollers, changing tables, and toys (including games, books, and DVDs). Families now have the option of shopping online and picking-up your selected items at the store.
The Green Bean Kid Shop
5060 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041
The Green Bean Kid Shop was established in 2010 and is a shop as well as a performance center. The Green Bean offers “trade to help make the world go round and recycle lovingly used family items.” You’ll find clothing sized for preemies all the way to size 14. They are a new toy shop as well as a resale shop. While temporarily paused, the shop generally does host weekly activities (such as bilingual story time) as well as special events throughout the year. They are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Los Alamitos Kids – A Resale Boutique
8169 E. Wardlow Rd., Long Beach, CA
At Los Alamitos Kids you’ll find all the most popular brands of children’s clothing and accessories including toys, books, and equipment. Clothing sizes range from newborn to child size 10. Check their Instagram page for new arrivals. You can then call in and make a purchase and have your item set aside for you. They are open seven days a week.
Lil’ Posh – A Resale Kid’s Boutique
1799 Newport Blvd. A101, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Lil’ Posh was founded in 2012 “by a single mother who had high class taste, without high class funds.” You’ll find gently used items as well as new closeout items at Lil’ Posh. They offer a variety of baby and child-related items including clothing, strollers, toys, and much more.
New 4U Consignment
42741 45th St. W Ste G, Quartz Hill, CA 93536
New 4U Consignment is an “upscale resale store where we buy, sell, and trade new and ‘like new’ items from customers just like you.” The selection within the shop’s 3100 square feet includes children’s furniture, toys, baby gear, baby clothing (from newborn to 24 months) and children’s clothing’s (sizes 2t to 12). This family-owned and operated store is closed on Sundays.
Need to donate clothes? Check out our post, Where to Donate children’s Clothes in Los Angeles.
Wendy Kennar is a mother, writer, and former teacher who has lived her entire life in the same Los Angeles zip code. You can read more from Wendy at her website WendyKennar.com where she writes about books, boys, and bodies (living with an invisible disability).