Closets bursting at the seams and attic filled to capacity? Renting a storage unit costs money, so if there is no tag sale lined up to sell outgrown clothes or toys, another great option is to head to a local consignment shop. Second-hand clothing is an affordable and eco-friendly way to revive kids’ wardrobes and earn a little extra cash at the same time. From maternity clothes to handbags, consignment stores are not just for overflowing kids stuff. These stores can be a place for moms to wake up their own wardrobes as well without breaking the bank.
Here’s a list of local family consignment shops on Long Island. Each store has it’s own policy about items they will accept and how it should be delivered to the store (including specific drop off days), so be sure to call ahead before showing up with the contents from baby’s room!
Baby Chic NY
Baby Chic NY is an upscale children’s consignment boutique that offers everything from maternity clothes, toys and furniture to everything in between. This retail location also offers a full consignment website where customers can shop and buy online.
Where: 74 Hillside Ave., Williston Park, NY 11596
Hours: Monday CLOSED, Tuesday-Wednesday 10 am-6 pm, Thursday, 12 pm-6 pm, Friday & Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 12 pm-5 pm
Contact Info: (516)746-CHIC (2442)
Cow Harbor Kids & Moms Consignment
According to Donna at Cow Harbor Kids and Moms, this store is “the best kept secret in Northport.” She says, “Why spend hundreds of dollars on clothes that your kids wear for such a short amount of time?” Come check out this great store that offers clothing for moms and the smallest members of the family.
Where: 491 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768
Hours: Monday–Saturday 9 am-5 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm
Contact Info: (631)757-6568
http://cowharborkids.com/ (website currently under construction)
Divine Consign Fashions
Not just for the little ones, Divine Consign Fashions offers quality clothing and accessories from all of the top designers. They also carry a full line of prom & Sweet 16 dresses.
Where: 37 West Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
Hours: Sunday & Monday CLOSED, Tuesday & Wednesday 11 am-4 pm, Thursday & Friday 11 am–7 pm, Saturday 11 am-4 pm.
Contact Info: (631) 656-0686
This unique store offers gently-used clothing, accessories, toys and brand NEW toys from companies such as: Gund, Melissa & Doug, and ALEX. Gigi’s Kids say that by adding new toys to their store, they can now offer a place for “true one stop shopping.”
Where: 48 West Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Hours: Monday 10 am–1 pm, Tuesday-Saturday 10 am–5 pm, CLOSED on Sunday
Contact Info: (631) 723-2864
Not just for kids stuff, Kiss Consignment is a woman-owned, specialty boutique that caters to infants, children, juniors, and ladies. Kiss offers brand name apparel, accessories, jewelry, toys and books.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11 am-6 pm, Saturday 11 am-5 pm, CLOSED Sunday & Monday
Where: 6166 Jericho Tpke. Commack, NY
Contact Info: (631) 979-5477
Look Twice Consignment
From designer jeans to jewelry, Look Twice Consignment is an upscale resale boutique for mom.
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10 am–6 pm, Thursday 10 am-8 pm, Sunday 12 pm–6 pm
Where: 21 N. Village Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Contact Info: (516) 690-7732
Once Upon A Child
With two locations on Long Island, Once Upon a Child might be the best known consignment store among moms. The stores buy and sell “gently used kids clothing, toys and baby gear” and offers customers the chance to get paid on the spot.
Where: 5640 Sunrise Highway, Sayville, NY 11782 and 1089 Hicksville Road, Seaford, NY 11783
Hours: SAYVILLE: Monday–Friday 10 am-8 pm, Saturday 10 am–6 pm, Sunday 11 am–4 pm and SEAFORD: Monday–Saturday 9 am–6 pm, Sunday 11 am-5 pm
Contact Info: (631) 244-9400 (Sayville) http://onceuponachildsayville.com and (516) 579-4200 (Seaford) http://www.onceuponachildseaford.com
By Kim Como