With the change in season, parents are discovering that their kids' closets are overflowing with shirts that are too tight, dresses that are too short, and shoes that don't fit those little piggies anymore. Fortunately, Bucks County boasts a variety of stores where parents can turn those outgrown clothes into cash through consignment.
And if you're looking to refill the closet with new-to-you wears, the resale stores on our list also offer great bargain shopping. Most only accept high-quality, gently-used items so parents can outfit their little ones at a fraction of what you usually spend at the mall.
For more excellent deals, check out our list of spring consignment sales happening every spring and fall throughout the Philadelphia area. Don't forget to view our post featuring consignment shops in Montgomery County too!
(Butterflies and Bullfrogs) At the Pad- Doylestown
505 East Street
This consignment shop offers items for the entire family with hundreds of items arriving daily. The store is open 7 days a week; however, consignment drop offs are not allowed on Sundays or Mondays. Shoppers can find brands such as Melissa & Doug, Vera Bradley, Gap, Ugg, and American Girl.
To consign: Consignors are allowed to drop off 25 items in a bin, box, or basket at a time. It is important to note that items should not be on a hanger or in a bag. Guidelines and contracts can be found on the shop's website.
The Pinwheel- Doylestown
10 Atkinson Drive
While this store primarily carries men and women's clothing, shoes and accessories, tweens and teens may find some items to suit their fancy. Current photos on the Facebook page give shoppers a good idea of The Pinwheel's selection.
To consign: Consignors should make an appointment which are available Monday through Friday from 10:30 AM- 4 PM. All clothes must be on hangers and 15-45 items are permitted per appointment. Hangers are returned after your appointment. Consignor and shop split the selling price 50/50.
My Sisters' Closet- Langhorne
28b Summit Square Shopping Center
Opened 6 days a week, this consignment shop features top brands such as Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, and Michael Kors. While it focuses on women's clothing, this is a great spot to find some deals for mom.
To consign: My Sisters' Closet accepts clothing that is 3 years old or newer, accessories, shoes, handbags, and outerwear. There is a $5 consignment fee. Consignment appointments are a must. Outright purchase options are available.
Plato's Closet- Fairless Hills
467 Oxford Valley Road
This national chain sells gently used boys and girls teen and young adult clothing, shoes and accessories. The target market is to about age 14 and up, with sizes up to girls' 18-20 and 2X-3X. They also offer shoppers a rewards points program.
To sell: Plato's Closet is not a consignment store; rather, they pay cash upfront for your items. The store is generally looking for current, name-brand "mall store" clothing and accessories and buy all seasons, everyday.
Milk Money- Newtown
123 N. Sycamore Street
Milk Money is a family run consignment shop that carries children's clothing sizes newborn to 12 years as well as accessories, toys, baby gear, and books. The store also features locally made hair accessories, cards, and specialty items. The Facebook page posts current inventory photos.
To consign: Appointments are not needed, but sellers should bring no more than 50 items. The shop only accepts higher-end brands of clothing that are 3 years old or newer. Consignors receive 40% of the selling price. Be sure to email or call if bringing larger items into the store.
Lovely Lady Bugs- Perkasie
1155 North 5th Street
This resale boutique carries children's clothing from newborn to juniors, maternity, toys and baby gear. Little ones can play in a gated toy area in the store while parents shop. Lovely Lady Bug's website posts dozen of photos with prices of new arrivals and reduced inventory.
To consign: Appointments are needed and items must be brought in bins or baskets. No bags or boxes, please. Clothing should be freshly laundered and 5 years old or less. Gear should be 3 years old or less and cleaned.
Once More Kids Consignment- Southampton
860 Street Road
Opened Wednesday through Sunday, this children's resale store offers clothing for infants through size 14, maternity, baby gear, toys, books and play equipment.
To consign: Be sure to call the store to schedule an appointment and for consignment details.
Replay Toys- Warminster
1515 Street Road
Shoppers looking for a huge selection of bargain toys, baby equipment, children's decor, clothing and sporting equipment will not be disappointed at Replay Toys. The store maintains a wish list if you are looking for a particular item and is also active in supporting local charities. Sales and weekly deals are frequently posted on the website or Facebook.
To consign: Sellers must make an appointment to drop off items (no more than 20 at a time) and they will be reviewed within 24 hours. Consignment paperwork must be completed in advance and can be found online.Toys and equipment should be brought in a box or bag, if it fits. Be sure to bag smaller items such as Legos together.
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