2019 Golden Teddy Awards — Shopping + Services
Cool Kids' Clothing Shop
Winner: Just Between Friends
This awesome franchise, with locations all over western Washington, allows you to buy and sell consignment items, and consignors who help out at events enjoy additional perks. Readers say that Just Between Friends features quality merchandise at good prices and an organized store layout for an easier shopping experience. The business also gives back to the community: Across the country, JBF has given more than $16.5 million in cash and in-kind donations to and through local charity partners.
Readers praise Channing Baby & Co. in Tacoma for its fashion-forward urban looks and wide inventory. The store features stylish clothing and gear galore to help keep baby decked out, fed, safe, clean and entertained. And bonus: You can shop its collections online!
Childish Things has new, bigger digs in Holman Plaza, just one block west of its former location, in North Seattle — that means more space for more great clothing. Readers like Childish Things for its policy of pricing the items you would like to sell on a walk-in basis, Monday–Saturday. You receive an offer on the spot, which you can exchange for store credit or cash. One reader says, “Amazing selection of kids’ stuff AND maternity! Easy to sell, no appointments, same-day cash.”
Although Kids on 45th still operates a brick-and-mortar store for browsing and consigning on 45th Street in the heart of Wallingford, it also has a super-cool subscription box service you should check out. This is how it works: They source the best used clothing from around the country to fill a box with seasonal clothing in your child’s size for an average of $3.29 per item — that’s as much as 90 percent off retail pricing. You can customize your box and order when ready — no sneaky styling or subscription fees to speak of.
Rhea Lana’s Consignment Event is an upscale children’s clothing pop-up event where parents can consign and buy gently used clothing. Readers say the prices are always reasonable, the events are well organized and the selection is huge!
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