Finding clothes at secondhand stores and clothing swaps is a great way to save money and help teach kids about the value of resourceful living. Local resources such as sewing classes, cobblers and tailors can help you repair (rather than retire) garments with small tears, missing buttons and broken zippers. Check out these resources for more ways to keep your kids in style without breaking the bank.
Kids grow fast! Keep a record of how much you spend, and remember you can’t squeeze your toddler into that expensive jumper you bought them as a baby. More tips over at WikiHow.
Give, receive and trade goods within your own community at “swap and play” spaces around town. Find more ways to connect and share with other families.
Reuse and resale
Get great deals in good style from local resale and consignment stores like All About Kids, Baby to Baby, Beanstalk, Daisies and Dinos, Sweetpea’s Resale and Consignment and The Children’s Exchange.
Both Bella Stella and Hoot-n-Annie offer new and gently used children’s and maternity clothing. Piccolina has two locations to find clothing, toys, strollers, swings, bedding, slings and carriers.
Second to None is a community-based consignment boutique that supports handcrafters, local companies and children's programs.
Chinook Book contains coupons, maps, tips and more, in print and mobile versions (great for parents on the go!).
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