We all know that having children can be expensive. Kids need the right clothing, gear, and toys at every stage of development, and before you know it, they’ve outgrown their old stuff and need more.
Whether you’re buying or selling, consignment shops for kids can be incredibly useful for parents. You can get some cash back for the stuff your kids no longer need and score great deals on gently used, brand-name clothing, gear, toys, and furniture for the next step. Plus, you can feel good about de-cluttering your home, saving money, and recycling. We’ve compiled a list of some great consignment shops for kids located around the GTA. So out with the old and in with the new—well, the new-to-you.
*For even more shopping ideas, search our directory for Second-Hand Clothing and Furniture in the GTA.
This Danforth East consignment shop is a great spot to find everything from the unique to the antique. As a true consignment shop (with a consignment ratio of 60% for Merrily, Merrily and 40% for consignors), they pride themselves on helping people save money, reducing waste, promoting the local community, and supporting local moms.
Not only do they buy and sell quality children’s clothes, toys, books, and linens at great prices, but they also carry handmade items from local artisans, such as upcycled nursery décor. Check out their online store with over 16,000 items!
Merrily, Merrily, 1854 Danforth Ave, 416-476-3191
Kid to Kid
This U.S.-based franchise has only one location in Canada, and it’s in Mississauga. Their buyers use software to appraise gently used kids’ and maternity items, which typically takes 20 to 30 minutes, giving you lots of time to browse the store for second-hand goodies.
Their buyers are picky, but that results in a stylish and high-quality selection of kids clothing, gear, and toys.
If Kid to Kid decides to make an offer on your items, you can choose to collect cash or get 20% more than the cash offer in store credit. Visit their website for tips from an expert buyer on how to earn more for your apparel, toys,and equipment.
Kid to Kid, 2273 Dundas St W #20, Mississauga, 905-997-5437
This Queen East shop is a treasure trove for quality, cool, fashionable used children’s clothing and gear—and it’s just as worthwhile for moms and moms-to-be. It carries a selection of used maternity and nursing wear, and has an in-store changing table and nursing chair for customer use. With gorgeous second-hand baby clothing and equipment, Bumbleberry Kids calls itself “an expecting mom’s best friend.”
Have you heard of having a well-worn baby shower with only pre-loved gifts? At Bumbleberry Kids, the friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you create a registry. Everything you choose will be put aside, photographed, and posted online for your friends and family to choose from.
Bumbleberry Kids, 1584 Queen St E, 416-691-5556
Once Upon A Child
With multiple locations all across the GTA, Once Upon A Child makes it easy to buy and sell previously owned kids’ clothing, shoes, toys and baby gear. They pay you on the spot for recycling your kids’ nearly new items.
Though they buy and sell a large selection of kids’ stuff—from costumes and puzzles to bikes and strollers—if you’ve got a little athlete, you’ll want to scope out their spin-off shop Play It Again Sports. With brand-name, new and used sports and fitness equipment at affordable prices, raising a mini hockey player doesn’t have to break the bank!
Once Upon A Child, Multiple locations
Twice as Nice
Twice as Nice in the Wychwood area is a higher-end consignment shop. Carrying new and gently used children’s clothing, toys, bicycles, sports equipment, furniture, and strollers, they have specific guidelines for brands they accept, which include Lululemon, Roots, Lacoste, and Bogs.
Once your child has grown out of it, bring in your used exersaucer, baby monitor, LEGO, or play kitchen – these items are always in demand. Make sure any articles left for consignment are clean and in excellent condition to meet Twice as Nice’s standards.
Twice as Nice, 683 St. Clair Ave W, 416-656-9969
Brampton’s WeeCycled offers brand-name, handed-down children’s clothing, furniture, and equipment at unbeatable prices—half or more off the retail price! If you bring in your previously owned stuff, you can choose between the consignment option (you’ll receive 40–50% commission once your items are sold) or getting paid in cash on the spot.
You’ll love the friendly and helpful service, and the 10% discount grandparents get every Tuesday!
WeeCycled, 389 Main St N, Brampton, 905-456-9220
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If you’re looking for gently used goods, check out our Second-Hand Clothing and Furniture in the GTA directory. If you’re looking for something brand new, just head over to our Online Shopping or Kids Clothing in Toronto listings.
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