Best of Seattle: 2012 Golden Teddy Awards


Best of Seattle for Kids and Families: Family Shopping and Services

Best of Seattle for Kids and Families: Family Shopping and Services
You know what you like when it comes to what you’re buying and where you’re buying it. And why not? Quality, great selection and customer service count — and that’s what ParentMap readers value the most.


Best kids' consigment: Hopscotch Consignment BoutiqueKids’ Consignment Store

Winner: Hopscotch Consignment Boutique
You’re lovin’ Hopscotch Consignment Boutique, which opened recently in downtown Bellevue. The shop, a kids’ and maternity consignment store, features strollers, high chairs, swings, baby seats and more, in addition to children’s clothing in “excellent condition.” Says one Hopscotch enthusiast, “They are very clean and well organized, they only take gently used clothing and toys, and the prices are extremely reasonable. They have wonderful customer services, too, whether you are consigning or buying.” Clothing brands include Hanna Andersson, Burberry, Oilily, Petit Bateau, Mini Boden, Baby Lulu and others.

You like Childish Things for its “great selection,” “friendly staff” and the fact that “the store is always well stocked with great bargains in great shape.” The Seattle-based store offers a selection of gently used things for babies and children (preemie to size 8), maternity, new products and gifts.

Jack & Jill Consignment in Lynnwood sells clothing in sizes newborn through 12, maternity clothes, shoes, toys, books, puzzles and baby gear, along with other nursery items. After its sales, the store donates items to local organizations that support families in need. “Awesome prices, great selection, great staff,” says one reader.

Bumps and Babies Fair in Seattle is actually an event that’s held twice a year — winter and summer — and gives sellers a chance to peddle their wares. The fair offers clothes, toys, books, equipment and more, setting up a temporary “shop” in the North Seattle area. “Seasonal consignment sales are awesome, and this one is the best,” crows a fan. “Great deals, great moms. What’s not to love?” asks another. 

Paron’s Closet, located in the Wallingford Center in Seattle, consigns and sells brand-new and gently used children’s clothing for ages newborn-12 years old, as well as maternity clothes. Items include shoes, carriers, hats and diaper bags. Look for its “great clothes” and “helpful and approachable staff.”


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