(Reposted from Avenue Magazine)

Babies grow up really fast, which is especially challenging if having a well-dressed toddler is one of your #lifegoals. It’s a darn shame if those baby-sized Y-3 Adidas sneakers never get worn.
Shopping at one of these Calgary second-hand stores is an awesome way to keep your kid’s closet on trend without draining your bank account.

Fresh Kids Clothing


Fresh Kids Clothing is one of the new kids on the block in consignment wear that offers gently used baby, kids and maternity clothing. There’s a plethora of colours, prints and styles to keep you and your little tike up with the latest trends from brands like Baby Bjorn, H & M, Ralph Lauren and Vans.

2040 34 Ave. S.W., freshkids.ca

Once Upon A Child

Once Upon A Child has three locations and lots of turnover. There always seems to be stacks of clothes, toys and baby equipment behind the desk waiting to hit the shelves. All three stores are often quite busy, especially on the weekend, so be prepared to wait to pay or to take your turn looking through the bins of shoes. With so much to choose from, chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for at a great price.

4625 Varsity Drive N.W., 403-543-1068, onceuponachildvarsity.com; 9250 Macleod Trail S.E., 403-543-1066, onceuponachildmacleod.com; 2770 32 Ave. N.E., 403-453-5566, onceuponachildsunridge.com

Purr Petite

Purr Petite offers clothing, toys and home goods that caters towards children ranging from newborns to age six. At the Kensington location, you can shop from a selection of consigned clothes in the basement where you can find great deals for your little one. You can also drop off children’s clothes to consign at various times throughout the year, so make sure to call ahead.

118 10 St. N.W., 403-283-7877, purrpetite.com

Sproutz & U-Turn

Sproutz & U-Turn sells clothes for both adults and kids. It’s a one-stop inexpensive shopping destination for everyone in your family. U-Turn recently started carrying premium products, including Prada, and you can also find toys and baby accessories.

36, 2835 37 Street S.W., 403-242-9877, sproutzuturn.com

Twice Bearly Childrens Boutique

Twice Bearly’s Kensington location makes it easy to browse its selection of carefully curated, gently used clothes including styles from Osh KoshColumbiaTommy Hilfiger and Matilda JaneYou can even buy secondhand school uniforms here, as well as toys, shoes and baby accessories.

450 14 Street N.W., 403-452-8878, twicebearly.com

Washed + Worn

Washed + Worn Curated Kids Consignment is an online store, which means you can shop from the comfort of your kitchen. Every item for sale includes detailed pictures and a description of any wear and tear. Find premium brands including Burberry, Dior and Kate Spade, as well as vintage and handmade items. Free shipping is offered on purchases of more than $150.


December 10, 2018 — Tatiyanna Porfoun