I came across several baby consignment shops in New York City (they actually exist) where you can find designer items for 70% off its original retail price.
Here are a few staples I’d recommend: 1. onesies (long-sleeve, short-sleeve.. the most basic ones in various colors to make things fun); 2. leggings (just simple heather grey/black leggings – ones with buttons on the inseam to make life easier) 3. super stretchy swaddles. Stay far away from accessories: booties, hats, socks (babies usually kick them right off).
With over-enthusiasm, I overbought and recently discovered a pile of clothes that no longer fit Squishy… Don’t make the amateur mistake that I did. Just look at these booties (below) that I got for Squishy – thought they’d be fabulous on him… but clearly, too small :/ I got a total of three wears out of them.
Where to go.
Owner Gayle Raskin started the shop back in 1987 when she discovered a demand for consignment clothes during the time of her daughter’s birth.
Here you’ll find stylish, one-of-a-kind designer baby clothes in almost-new condition. Top brands include Moncler, Bonpoint, Caramel Kids, and much more.
Squishy wears a onesie by Petit Bateau [$8.99 on sale], Booties by Anonymous Designer [$5.99]. Both were upcycled finds from Clementine’s Consignment.