Isn’t it amazing how quickly kids outgrow their clothes and shoes? Thankfully, there’s no need to buy new when you can save money on gently-used items at one of the awesome resale shops around Austin. And you can feel good about giving these items another round of use! Whether you want to sell your items or stock up on things for your kids, here’s a round up of great resale shops for children’s clothing, toys, books and baby gear.

Best Kids Resale Shops Around Austin:

–> Once Upon a Child: Voted “Best of 2016” in the Do512 Family Survey, Once Upon a Child is already a favorite for many of you. Once Upon A Child is actually the largest kids resale franchise in North America, with all of the stores individually owned and operated, usually by moms or dads. In the Austin area, there are 3 locations — Round Rock, South Austin and North Austin. Be sure to visit each website for the latest info on deals and events such as $1 clearance days.

Photo from the Once Upon A Child (North) Facebook page


–> SparkleKIDS Upscale Resale: Owned and operated by an Austin mom, SparkleKids has both Central and South Austin locations. They are a buy, sell, trade shop carrying top brands in children’s clothing from sizes 0-10, shoes, toys, equipment, books and more. You can bring your children’s items in during regular hours for cash or trade on the spot. Take note that they do not buy the following brands unless they are new with tags: Old Navy, Target brands, Children’s Place, Carters. Visit their Facebook page for updates on events and sales.

Photo of SparkleKIDS South location, from their Facebook page


–> Bright Beginnings: Located in off of Anderson Lane in North Austin, this shop offers boutique children’s clothing with sizes newborn to girls 16 and boys 12. Bright Beginnings also carries gifts, shoes & accessories, as well as toys. Part of the Best Dressed Kids company, Bright Beginnings has been in business in Austin for 34 years. For local sales and event info, check out their Facebook page. If you wish to shop their online store, click here.

Photo from the Bright Beginnings Facebook page


–> Kid to Kid: Kid to Kid offers 2 locations — South Austin off  MoPac and Highway 290 as well as North Austin off Highway 183. Kid to Kid offers gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories for children from 0 to 14 years. They also buy toys, books, baby gear, and maternity wear. On each location’s website, you can see a list of most-needed items of the moment if you’re interested in selling your stuff.

From the Kid to Kid (North) Facebook page

Do you have other favorite resale shops? Please tell us in the comments below!