Sustainable and Savvy: Kids’ Consignment Stores in DC

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Kids’ consignment stores are amazing. Where else can you sell your kids’ hand-me downs, shop for gently used items at a 30-50% discount from retail, and help reduce the growing environmental impact of clothing waste? Kids’ consignment is financially savvy, sustainable, and honestly my favorite way to shop for my kids! For a list of our favorite DC-area kids’ consignment stores, read on below! And if you’re new to kids’ consignment, or are looking for a few tips and tricks, be sure to check out Kids’ Consignment: A How-To Guide. 

Kids' Consignment Stores in DC

The Best Kids’ Consignment Stores in and around DC

Lemon Lane: This store in the Little City—the super charming downtown area of Falls Church—carries upscale brands like Lilly Pulitzer and Mini Boden. They also offer walk-in Wednesdays for consignors. You can bring up to 20 items in on Wednesdays without an appointment! While you’re there, be sure to check out some of the other amazing shops nearby: The Toy Nest, Preservation Biscuit Company, Bakeshop, and Rare Bird Coffee Roasters, just to name a few!

Blossom and Buds

 A mainstay for Arlington moms, Blossom and Buds opened two years ago in the Westover neighborhood. In addition to kids clothing, the shop also accepts women’s clothing and toys!

529 Kids Consign

This kids’ consignment store is a fixture in Northern Virginia with three boutiques: Old Town, Loudoun, and Hollin Hall. All three stores specialize in upscale brands and the Loudoun and Hollin Hall locations also carry women’s clothing!

Kid to Kid Rockville

This national chain is extremely popular with Maryland moms and has a super easy consignment model. Appointments aren’t necessary and the store pays for your items on the spot rather than waiting for them to sell!

The Growing Years Kensington

Another popular store in Maryland, The Growing Years stocks kids’ clothes, maternity, and lots of gear. They also have an easy to navigate online shop that includes an entire section devoted to American Girl!

Bellies and Babies 

Located in Del Rey, this shop has it all including high-end maternity rentals! If you’re pregnant and in need of a dress for a special occasion, be sure to check them out.

Not near any of these awesome kids’ consignment stores? That’s definitely not a problem as Lemon Lane, Blossom and Buds, 529 Old Town, 529 Loudon, 529 Hollin Hall, and Bellies and Babies all sell and ship on Instagram! There are lots of other online options too. As mentioned above, The Growing Years has an online shop.

Kidizen is a very popular app and website where you can sell and buy kids’ clothes directly, and there are tons of buy, sell, and trade groups on Facebook devoted to kids’ clothes. Just search for the brands you love and the phrase “Buy, sell and trade”!

What are your favorite kids’ consignment stores in D.C. and the surrounding area? Tell us in the comments!

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