Wow, we made it to Spring everyone 🙂
It’s been a rough winter and now that we are ready to greet warmer weather a lot of us may find that kids’ clothes have been outgrown. With 3 kids, I am always on the lookout for deals and consignment stores are one of those great opportunities to save money and still look great.
So we thought it would be cool to get your responses on what is your favorite consignment stores, and of course you blew us away with so many great gems!
Here is our facebook round up on NJ Consignment Stores! If we are missing any great stores, please comment below. WE WILL ADD THEM!
***7/14/2015 UPCOMING SALE ALERT!
***Maplewood Milk Money Sale -7/18 (see pic on left)
***Any upcoming sales, comment below we can add them!
***3/23/2014 UPDATE: Adding a few more places, including our first Ocean County consignment store recommendation by Heather B! Check out them below!****
Current Consignment (135 Westwood Ave. in Westwood, from Christine D. “Super organized and high end”. They have more reviews here!
My Home Chic Home in Dumont- One of our roving reporters chimed in on this one and said that this Dumont establishment has awesome clothes AND home pieces. So unique.
Savvy Chic, Ridgewood NJ- This has been a favorite town of mine, personally to stroll in the downtown and check out shops. Deborah Mezzo mentioned this one and the storefront shown on their website looks really cute too.
Milk Money in Maplewood has the cutest play area! I’ve heard glowing reviews from lots of people on this place. Here’s a few of the comments we got:
“My kids love to play in the playroom and there is a huge selection of merchandise! Bonus for the great cafe next door Cedar Ridge Cafe & Bakery.”- Jennifer N.
“Lovely owner and a really cute space for the kids to hang out. Great prices and quality items.”- Sarah A.
” Have to say Milk Money Maplewood is the best, mostly because my wife is the owner. She has done an amazing job with the store adding a new playroom with plenty to keep kids busy, and a whole new room full of great things including maternity clothes. Everyone should come check out the great changes at Milk Money Maplewood.”- Matt H.
A personal note from me: Jaime Haber lives in my town and I have only heard great things about her store, I can’t wait to check it out myself! You should also check out her facebook page here!
Once Upon a Child in Fairfield carries clothes from 0 to 16, baby equipment and toys. Thanks Melanie Joanna and Tara for sharing this place! They have a great website here for more information.
2 Great Kids in South Orange was recommended by a friend from my old high school. Thanks Erica, South Orange is a fun place to visit too, love Toro Loco a favorite Mexican restaurant there. They have a very active facebook page that posts the latest items for sale! Click here for it.
New one I just visited, was My Daughter’s Closet in Caldwell NJ. Owner Dale was very helpful and had lots for prom this season, but she says they are always getting stuff in, so it changes.
***Special Discount from Dale for My Daughter’s closet: “Thank you so much for sharing business card and information. I would like to off a 20% discount to anyone who comes in and mentions NJ Playgrounds!”***
They specialize in tweens and teens. Check out their site here!
Jaclyn L. contributed KC consignment shop in Hoboken and remarked that Cindy and Kate are so great and they keep a look out for stuff you want. From their website: “We are pleased to offer designer and quality brand name maternity and children’s clothing, accessories, and gear at affordable prices. All of our items are new with tags or gently used. You have our guarantee that everything we carry is carefully selected and in excellent condition! We are now accepting consignors – call or email to schedule an appointment!”
We Kids of Flemington (from commentor Joy O.)
From Mary Ann J.: “I love Wear-m-Well Consignment in Hunterdon County. Nicest women ever who run it and the items are awesome!” So looking at this place, it is not a storefront, but it looks like they have a huge sale at a TBD location twice a year, and there is one coming up May 28-31! Here’s a synopsis from their site:
“Wear-m-Well LLC is a seasonal Kids Consignment Sale held twice a year in the Spring and Fall. It is the perfect way to buy and sell gently used and new items at a discount. We offer kid’s clothes sizes newborn-teen, toys, DVDs, books, games, baby gear, outdoor items, maternity clothes, and much more. Be a consignor or just come to shop. There are many reasons for you to join us at Wear-m-Well LLC.
Earn 60% of your items that sell
Shop before the public sale begins
Receive a check within two weeks of the completed sale
Keep track of your sales online
Price your own items
Earn money while recycling your children’s “like new” items
Receive up to 75% of your items sold
Be the first to shop the Presale and Half-Price sale
Spouses/Grandparents can substitute on your behalf and you will still get credit
Make new friends and have fun
Great deals on high quality items
Find bargains for the fraction of the retail cost
Well organized sale with items neatly displayed and sorted
Pleasant and friendly shopping atmosphere
Purchase a WmW Shoppers Pass” (FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE)
From Kathy: “I love Little Ones Reruns in Clinton, NJ they have fabulous high end kids clothing for reasonable prices. Bonnie the owner is a great lady.” Little Ones Reruns is located at 10 W Main St Clinton, NJ 08809, according to Google.
Randi K. is also a fan of Milk Money, specifically the one in Princeton. “Really nice, quality stuff. Owner rocks!!!” Located on Tulane Street, they also have an online store, check out their site for more details! Although we didn’t get too many mentions for Mercer County, we got a second vote for a Princeton area one called “One of a Kind” but it doesn’t deal with clothing, from their site: “We sell gently-used furniture, art, rugs, lamps, tableware, jewelry, and decorative accessories for every room in the home, at a fraction of their original prices.”
*New one just recommended- Growing Place in Yardville, best in Mercer County claims Melissa L. Check out their website here.
We got 3 votes for Once Upon a Child in Edison NJ. From one fan: “Recently brought clothing in and received a fair price. The store is also very neat and well organized.” They are both buying and selling and you can check out all the details here.
Cherry Pick Consignment was recommended by one of our readers! Located on 21 Broad St. in Eatontown, Cherry pick specializes in new and gently used baby, children, and teen clothing sizes newborn to 16.. http://www.cherrypicknj.com/
Cottontails- Tinton falls. Loads of toys to keep kids busy!Just caught this update from their website for 3/20: “20% off all clothing & shoes on Thursday March 20, 10am-7pm. Not valid on previous purchases or items put on hold.” Check em out here.
2016 Update from Kim Wesner- K.WES Consignment for Kids, located at 167 South Street in Morristown, NJ. Specializing in children’s new & gently used clothing, shoes, toys, books, sports equipment, baby gear, etc. We carry sizes 0-18 for both boys & girls. High-end brand names such as Vinyard Vines, Hannah Anderson, Ralph Lauren, Tea, Lily Pulitzer & many more.
5/11 Update from fb by Aimee: “Milk Money Stirling, an upscale kids’ consignment shop, is celebrating their first year in Stirling in June. They carry gently used children’s clothes (0-16), shoes, toys, books, games and baby gear. They get a lot of new toys so check them out when buying gifts! They now ship clothes/shoes so follow them on Instagram @MilkMoneyStirling and/or LIKE them on www.facebook.com/milkmoneystirling. Payment and shipping for online purchases are done through PayPal.”
UPDATE – Renewal Resale closed their store! Online only and can be found via instagram as @traveling_thrifter
Here’s what some of our NJ Playgrounds fans commented about Renewal Resale/Growing Kids: “Check out my friend Krissy Donohue’s store at GrowingKidsNJ.com or on their FB page! It’s better than consignment! It’s resale and you get cash on the spot. And they do have a small play area to keep kiddos busy while u shop (bonus, they sell/buy both women’s and children’s) at https://facebook.com/GrowingKidsNJ“-Meghan P.(also the winner of our Starbucks Gift Card!) “Love love love Renewal (formerly Growing Kids) in Pompton Plains! They are extremely picky about what they will sell so they always have the best stuff! The owners make you feel like family as you shop, and they have a great little play area for the kiddies!” -Rebecca W. “BY FAR the best shop in the area. The employees go above and beyond to help everyone and they have a great selection of women’s and children’s clothing/toys/shoes/jewelry/handbags for half the price. Did I mention the enclosed area for you kids to play in so you can have a great shopping experience!! LOVE IT!!”- Stacey K For more info check out their website here!
Little Monkeys in Chester NJ- “we sell new and used children’s consigned clothing for newborns through teens, infant gear, accessories, toys, books and much more. ”
Three more places to shop in Morris County include:
Twice is Nice in East Hanover– Small shop but I have had my best finds there with great prices(from Monica). My friend Charlene W. agrees that this is a great shop as well. Very close to Livingston as well, so great for Essex County people to visit! Here’s the website!
Sugar and Spice in Morristown– Christi mentions it feels liek a boutique and welcomes children to play too.
Kids Consignment in Madison
Sprouts Consignment in Madison
Three newish comments from facebook, check out
Take Two Consignment Boutique in Denville
Little Monkey’s Childrens Consignment Boutique in Chester added by Trish.
New comment- Kid’SWAP! Located on Route 46 in Rockaway, NJ (Morris County) was left off your list.
In business for over 18 years kid’SWAP! has evolved to not an amazing store. We carry NB-Size 18 children’s clothing, Juniors (girls only) up to size 13…and YES, a little area forvmoms. We have toys, games, books, sportswear, dancwear, footwear including cleats, baby gear & much much more. Check out our website and come on in!!!
PikPok Consignment in Bayville NJ, was just recommended to us by Heather B. She says: “It’s the best one I’ve been to for kids in our area.” Check out their facebook page here!
Paterson Habitat Restore in Wayne was a favorite from Carla D, a Habitat for Humanity organization. Ditto Upscale Resale in North Haledon has a great variety of toys, books and children’s clothing, according to Elizabeth V. “In addition, household items and clothing for adults. The best part is the money goes to fund Eastern Christian schools. My kids love the place!” This place looks huge!!! It is 11,000 sq. ft. according to their website.
Besides Leah’s hole in the wall place in North Plainfield that we haven’t found the name for, we did get a few people commenting about Kid to Kid that is located in Green Brook on Rt. 22. “friendly staff and great selection”- Nicole C. I really like how they spell out how you can consign with them too, from their website: “We offer our guests three convenient ways for you to bring your items in to sell. Pick which option best fits your busy schedule and we will be here to accommodate you! 1-Make an appointment. An appointment sets time aside for our Buyer to anticipate your visit to sell your great things to us. 2-Drop your items off. In a hurry? If you sold to us before, just freshly launder and bring your items in. Don’t waste time folding, just lay your items flat in a bin or basket. We will contact you within 48 hours with your cash or store credit value. 3-Walk-in. Found yourself in our neighborhood, and your have some items in the car? Stop on in, we would be happy to review your items. Please note walk-ins are seen on a first come, first serve basis.” Just got a new comment from someone about Tadpoles to Toddlers in Basking Ridge/Bernardsville. Check out their facebook page for more information. April shared this piece of info: They pay you 50% upon selling Also April had a good experience at Kids Pass it On in Manville, NJ. http://www.kidspassitonconsignment.com/ **UPDATE 1/4/2014** New Consignment Store Opened in Bernardsville: Flip Consignment LLC in Bernardsville (Joint Facebook Page)– From website: BERNARDSVILLE STORE IS OPEN 165 Morristown Rd, Bernardsville, NJ Temporary Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9am – 2:30pm Saturday 9am – 4pm Sunday 12pm – 4pm CLOSED ON MONDAYS
Check out Sweet Repeats at 215 Woodport Rd in Sparta, NJ Facebook page here
4/2- New addition from Kenilworth!
Butterfly Baby Boutique & Consignment in Kenilworth. (Sandra says: That place is such a hidden gem and the owner is the nicest!)
April 2014 update from fb:”Knees and Elbows Spring Consignment Event is in Clark at the Knights of Columbus May 15-17. The Fall Event will be in Kenilworth in September. High payouts, drawings, loyalty cash… Early shopping passes for Consignors, volunteers, new parents, nurses, firemen, police, teachers, and military Half price day on the last day… Charity donations Spring registration and tagging for consignors locks May 10th!!! Hurry to sell for the price you want for your items! Like us on FB for important announcements and info!” Update from fb page Union area Parents: Kenilworth’s Butterfly Baby Boutique and Consignment Update from fb Lisa: “Junior League of Summit Thrift storee -The shop sells gently used kids clothing, shoes and toys (as well as women’s & men’s clothing and shoes.) And the profits go right back into our surrounding communities!”
And again we have a popular Milk Money! This time in Cranford. Lots of loyal shoppers commented on this find. “MilkMoney Cranford is the best consignment shop around The owner is so nice and goes out of her way to make all of her customers happy. She is really picky about what she sells which is good because you know even if something isn’t brand new it’s in great shape if it’s in her store.”- from Renee V. “Margaret posts hot items on her Facebook page so you can shop from home. In store there’s a train table and kitchen play set!” Unique- I’m very familiar with Unique in Union and agree that you can buy some really great stuff. I got snow boots, snowsuits and some other cool housewares. Samantha M. comments as well: ” I love their 50% off days. I go twice a year and have all the clothes everyone in the family could possibly need. Many times I can buy high end name brand products WITH TAGS for way under $10. I also love that what I spend goes to an actual charity ” Actually there are 7 Unique stores in NJ: Unique Thrift Stores in New Jersey Elizabeth Hawthorne Paterson South Plainfield Union City Union Watchung My good friend Jeniffer B. recommended to us Second Childhood on Morris Ave. in Springfield. And last but not least, I just finished getting soccer cleats for both my kids at Flip Consignment in New Providence, as recommended by my good friend Robin C. This is such a fabulous idea, as we all know about kids trying out new sports, and whether we should invest in brand new equipment/apparel. When I was shopping for soccer stuff, I overheard a mom getting some great advice from the store manager or owner on lacrosse. Very nice feel to the place, friendly and you can’t beat these prices. They also had a very cute room that displayed the dance clothes. Nancy S. also echoes my sentiments: “They have a good selection of used sports equipment and dance / gymnastics apparel and shoes. Great when you’re trying out different activities with the kids and don’t want to plunk down too much money on it. They also sell an assortment of new sports items too.” Definitely a great find that specializes in sports/dance equipment. What a great idea! Check out Flip Consignment’s website here!
**Online Consignment but based in NJ** Devon G. just mentioned “Oh the Places You Grow” Store on facebook: ” Oh the places you grow has some great stuff. It’s online only but run out of Hopewell NJ. They will meet you to pick up/drop off items” Well there you have it, all of our facebook fans comments about consignment in NJ. Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below. Or join in the conversation here on facebook 🙂