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Saving money on children’s clothes, toys

Posted July 24, 2008

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— Children know how to wear out clothes and what they don’t wear out they outgrow quickly.

Kid to Kid, a children’s resale shop in Cary, offers parents an alternative.

“You can’t beat the prices and they’re good quality clothes,” customer LoriAnn Stretch said.

Stretch has a 10-month-old daughter and a 6-year-old son. She makes the drive from Clayton to Cary every other month to visit the store.

Stretch found a brand new dress for her daughter with the $18 price tag still on it. The Kid to Kid price for the dress is $6.99. While she is saving money on what she buys, Stretch also managed to get store credit by selling items to the store, including a bassinet.

“I'm not going to have use for it, so why should it sit in my attic when somebody else could be using it,” Stretch said.

Michelle Fish, owner of Kid to Kid, said the store accepts only gently used items that are recent styles. Fish said the store is selective of what they take and won’t resell stained or torn clothing.

“We really try to keep that standard of not being so much a thrift store, but a resale…an upscale resale store,” Fish said.

Fish displayed a children’s Nike outfit is priced at just $5.99.

The selection also extends beyond clothes. Popular shoes like Striderights are $9.99 and Polo’s at available for $7.99.

Toys, books, bottles and high end strollers are also available.

Fish showed an infant carrier would cost about $100 new, but at Kid to Kid it is $69.

The store also sells furniture. A crib and changing table at the store is priced at $299. The same furniture new would likely run about $550.

After all her shopping was done, Stretch spent about $93. She received $101.50 in credit for things she brought  in.

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  • wml3 Jul 30, 2008

    There's a new consignment shop in Garner, Buttons & Bows. They have high quality clothing, toys and baby gear at great prices! It's on Aversboro Road.

  • alwayslovingu30 Jul 25, 2008

    yep better check out the kids show in raleigh sunday will be 50 to70 percent off cheap clothes nice stuff toy bikes car seats strollers/jumpers/U wont beleive the large assortment there free to get in better hurry.we worked there from 230 until 9 last night lots of stuff still there get there early

  • alwayslovingu30 Jul 25, 2008

    Mortex factory outlet in wendell check them out or devil dog outlet in zebulon

  • kdorman9 Jul 25, 2008

    Another consignment sale!
    Twice As Nice in Apex NC
    Saturday, August 2nd
    CC Jones Building
    309 Holleman St.
    This sale will be a fun family event.
    The Chick-fil-a cow will be there from 9-11. Great clothes at great prices and it is the tax-free weekend! www.twiceasnice4tots.com

  • sartainfamily Jul 25, 2008

    I would recommend going to the Apex Kid to Kid instead of Cary. The people I've encountered at the Cary store have been rude and I've been flat out ignored while they were on personal cell phone calls. The people at Apex are wonderful to their customers.

  • missingVA Jul 24, 2008

    The Kids Exchange consignment sale is at the State Fairgrounds this weekend. Free admission and great prices! They have clothes, shoes, toys, furniture, car seats,....pretty much everything and anything you need for your kids 0-12.

  • RetGr6 Jul 24, 2008

    Is everything in Cary??? How about telling us about some good places somewhere else!