Cool Kids' Clothing Shop
Winner: Kids on 45th
When it comes to kids’ clothes, readers tell us that consignment is the way to go. This year’s winner, Kids on 45th, adds a new twist on secondhand attire. Yes, you can browse the store in Wallingford (you guessed it, on 45th) and you can shop online. But you can also subscribe for seasonal wardrobe updates through a customizable subscription box for each kid. You choose the types of items you’d like in each shipment and update your child’s sizes each quarter. It’s like Christmas morning four times a year.
Bellevue readers love Hopscotch Consignment Boutique, which sells seasonal, stylish children’s clothes for ages newborn–10. As one happy shopper said, “Love love love this place!! ... This is definitely my go to consignment store in the Eastside.” You can preview and even buy some of the best items online, but visit the Bellevue Plaza store to see the full inventory.
There’s no disputing the consensus among readers that the thrice-yearly Jack & Jill Consignment Sale is “the best sale of its kind” in the area. The sale, held at the Lynnwood Convention Center, features stylish baby and kids’ clothing, gear, furnishings and more. The next event is Sept. 28–30.
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Issaquah’s consignment store Small Threads for Kids emphasizes quality and timeless style in the seasonally appropriate children’s clothing it sells. Loyal customers praise the bargain prices and the cheerful, we’re-all-family-here atmosphere. “You can find some really nice, high-end clothes and other quality items there for kids without spending a fortune,” says one shopper, explaining why consigners choose store credit over cash payments.