I am a mom on a budget so I try to get the most use out of our clothes as possible. Also, I love the earth, I’m like really attached to it and consignment is a great way to be earth-friendly and not contribute to the demand of fast fashion. My friends at Savvymom asked me to assemble this of the best Lower Mainland consignment stores for kids.
It’s a well-known fact that keeping kids clothed can be expensive. If you’ve made a commitment to reducing, reusing and recycling and being more eco-friendly as a family (in addition to wanting to save a bit of money) consignment is a great way to make that happen. In a time of “fast fashion,” consignment is a great way to slow things down and make wardrobe choices last.
Here are some places to find great consignment kids’ gear in Metro Vancouver.
Best Lower Mainland Consignment Stores For Kids
Just Between Friends is an awesome pop up consignment sale that happens twice a year. Consignors sign up, tag and drop off their items and collect money after the sale. Tickets to the sale are available at the door or online. Baby gear, bikes, housewares, toys and clothing can be consigned. Volunteers receive special discounts and access. Consignors can choose to donate unsold merchandise to benefit local charities.
This beloved consignment shop, located on the Westside of Vancouver, has thirty years of tiny fashion history. They accept current, on-trend clothing from fashionable and high end brands and donate all unsold merchandise seasonally to support local and global charities. Looking great for less and supporting the community made easy!
Cobblestone is nestled in Point Grey and in addition to fashionable children’s clothing, they also carry maternity wear. Items consigned remain at regular price for 60 days prior to being discounted as part of sales. Cobblestone’s owners love of consignment supports their vision for the future and respect for the planet.
Main Street is where you will find this consignment shop, with a play area for the kids and great savings for parents. Bean Sprouts, which has won many reader’s choice awards in the local press, has been open for 14 years and accepts most items for consignment on a seasonal basis on select days, while things like toys, rubber boots and books are accepted on an ongoing basis space-permitting.
The owners of Little Earth describe their shop as a gathering place for community. Two moms run this store on Commercial Drive which carries not just consignment items but new items from local small businesses. They pride themselves on being eco-friendly and community minded.
There are lots of ways to be eco-friendly in Metro Vancouver—and consignment is a great first step on that journey.