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  • Writer's pictureMai Le

Back to School on a budget

Are you the mom whose always rushing around in the mall getting all the kiddos clothes ready for back to school, trying to get through the huge crowds and also trying to find great deals. Let’s be honest, our kids grow out of their clothes so quickly and try as you might get the shirt or pants a couple sizes bigger so they’ll grow into it, but being kids it may get wrecked 3 weeks into the school year or a paint/marker stain that just won’t come out and buying that brand new really cute but expensive sweater seems such a waste. Buying your kiddos clothes at consignment shops are a great way to save money; to save resources, since you aren’t encouraging consumption by buying new items, and save yourself the worry about every stain, rip or fall.

This store literally has everything from shoes, clothes, toys/games, books/movies, baby gear and furniture from newborn to size 20 youth. And they’re also all stocked up on fall and winter apparel and accessories to help you get ready for the school year, with prices up to 70% less than what you would pay at the mall! And a bonus, this store front also sells brand kid items at affordable prices.

3238 King George Blvd, Surrey

Bucket of fun has actually just moved to a bigger location to make room for used kids Sporting goods, besides the amazing stock they have of kids clothing up to sizes 8, shoes, toys, baby gear, DVD’s and video games/systems at the fraction of full retail costs. Besides the gently used kids items, bucket of fun also provide a variety of brand new items as well.

3033 King George Blvd, Surrey

This last consignment store I found is a hidden gem, not only does this store sell gently used kids items, most of the brands this store sells are higher end children clothing brands, such as Janie & Jack, Burberry, Deux par duex and Jacadi just to name a few). Not only are the clothing brands at a higher brand range, this consignment store only look for “new” and “nearly new” quality clothing in excellent condition. This store also has a maternity consignment section as well for you expecting mamas, with great brands as well as affordable prices. And now the best part of this store is they sell brand new items that are hard to find, like beco baby carriers, perlin pin pin sleep sacs, and so many other great brands to list.

1629B 128 Street, South Surrey

All these consignment stores listed above are great for shoes, clothing and educational toys, but other items for back to school such as thermoses, water bottles, backpack and lunch bags please look at my previous posts for these items.

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