Best Places to Find Resale Baby Gear
There's a ton of great baby gear out there on the resale market! When outfitting your baby's nursery, consider this eco-friendly choice that also saves you money.
Whether you’re expecting your first baby or your last, there are lots of great reasons to buy resale baby gear. First and foremost, you save money buying secondhand gear, which costs a fraction of what you’d spend on new. Secondly — and maybe just as important — buying resale baby gear is a sustainable choice! Choosing gently-used baby gear gives those items a second life, reducing consumption and waste. What’s more, when you shop resale and consignment, you’re supporting a local business, as well as the families who consign there. And finally, when you shop secondhand, you can discover one-of-a-kind items you won’t find anywhere else.
Ready to shop sustainably and score some deals? Find resale baby (and kids!) gear at these local resale shops and consignment sales around the Main Line.
Local Resale Shops
As They Grow Kids Consignment
1010 Lancaster Avenue, Berwyn
This self-described “upscale” consignment shop has been reselling high-quality, baby gear and children’s clothing since 1991. Here you’ll find a selection of curated brands of clothing such as Janie and Jack, Patagonia, Mini Boden, Ugg, and others. Parents can also shop baby and children’s equipment, accessories, and toys. And when your child’s done with their gently-used, upscale gear, you can consign it here, too!
8 Lee Blvd., Malvern
GoodBuy Gear is an online children’s consignment shop where parents can shop — and sell — secondhand baby and kid gear. When browsing online, you’ll see that some items may be available for local pickup and delivery. That’s because GoodBuy Gear has a warehouse location in Malvern for the Philadelphia area, which makes this resale market especially convenient for Main Line parents! Some of their products are “open box,” which means the item was probably a floor model or a return. Other gear sold on the website are clean, gently-used items consigned by parents.
Kids Sweet Repeats
3551-B Rhoads Avenue, Newtown Square
Kids Sweet Repeats is a “premier” consignment boutique in specializing brand-name and designer clothing and gear for babies and children. You can also browse their online shop, which is just a small sampling of the curated items available in the Newtown Square store. Find resale baby gear, including swings, strollers, changing tables, high chairs, and more. And for the cutest, outfitted baby, shop gently used clothing from brands such as Ralph Lauren, Lilly Pulitzer, Crewcuts, Tea Collection, and Ivivva.
Kid to Kid
1244 Township Line Road, Drexel Hill
The Kid to Kid consignment shop in Drexel Hill is part of a national children’s resale franchise business founded in 1992. This community business prides itself on helping local families earn money for gently used, outgrown gear, while helping other families find great gear for less. Find good-quality, gently-used clothing from newborn to size 14, as well baby gear, toys, and accessories. And don’t forget, “When you shop secondhand at Kid to Kid, you are supporting a local small business and helping to save the planet.” What’s more, Kid to Kid stores give donated children’s clothes and toys to local charities to distribute to area families.
Little People’s Consignment Boutique
27 East State Street, Media
Right in the heart of downtown Media, you can shop gently-used baby and kids’ clothes, as well as shoes, accessories and gear.
Main Line Kids Consignment
722 Lancaster Avenue, Berwyn
McCall Growney, owner of Main Line Kids Consignment, “is no stranger to the consignment business.” She has has opened and sold three upscale, resale stores before opening Main Line Kids Consignment. Her successful business model is built on helping parents resell their high-end gear and designer baby, and children’s clothing. Her boutique features premium children’s brands like North Face, Matilda Jane, Pink Chicken, Mayoral, and Athleta Kids, as well as designer brands like Gucci and Burberry.
Once Upon a Child Exton
193 W Lincoln Highway, Exton
Once Upon A Child is a national franchise business for buying and selling resale baby and children’s gear. The locally-owned Exton store is bright, well-kept, and offers a large inventory of gently-used kids’ clothing, shoes, toys, and baby gear. For sellers, Once Upon A Child pays cash on the spot for accepted items, while providing you a way to recycle your children’s outgrown gear.
April 21–25, 29 & 30, 2023 (hours vary) and Fall 2023 (dates TBD)
Kimberton Firehouse & Fairgrounds, 762 Pike Springs Road, Phoenixville
The Charlestown Sale is a large, multi-family consignment sale held twice a year (spring and fall) for the benefit of Charlestown Playhouse, a non-profit, parent-cooperative play-based preschool and kindergarten. Shop “the Sale” for children’s clothing, baby gear, toys, and books — plus sporting goods, jewelry, bric-a-brac, furnishings, and adult clothing and accessories.
Just Between Friends (JBF)
April 28–30, 2023
Eastern Main Line, St. Matthias Gymnasium, 124 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bala Cynwyd
September 14–17, 2023
Western Main Line, Greater Philly Expo Center, Hall B, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks
Next dates TBD
West Chester, Brandywine Youth Club (Field House)41 S. Thornton Road, Glen Mills
These whopper consignment sales for children’s clothing and gear take place all over the US, but around the Main Line, JBF sales usually happen twice a year in Bala Cynwyd, Oaks, and the West Chester area. JBF promises that each local sale will be a clean, safe, organized shopping experience, with a vast array of amazing bargains on kids and maternity items, under one large roof. At a JBF sale, you can save money shopping and make money selling!
Lead photo courtesy of Just Between Friends – Western Main Line.