You probably already are aware of the many amazing environmental reasons to shop consignment for your own and your children’s clothing, and that buying kids consignment clothing actually makes parenting life easier. But during a pandemic that limits our outings, especially with children, this can be tricky. Do you really want to pull clothing onto your child’s body that you have no idea who was wearing or trying it on last? Even before the VID, clothes shopping with kids is not the easiest or most enjoyable task. That’s why I want to quickly share with you some awesome places that Salt Spring Islanders can shop for Canadian kids consignment clothing.
The first place I want to mention is Emmi’s Treasures, a Canadian kids consignment shop. It didn’t exist when we first moved to Salt Spring Island, but there are a lot of very happy families now that we can find carefully curated quality children’s and maternity items. You can find some postings of what’s in store on local mama and owner Jessica’s Instagram and Facebook pages for Emmi’s Treasures, or pop down to the lovely little shop she’s set up near Fulford to drop off, shop for, and pick up consignment items. (I’m secretly hoping she starts offering online shopping, too. Maybe one day?)
Now, if you’re not finding what you need there in the size you are looking for, there’s a new baby and kids consignment shop getting started on Long Harbour Rd. The young lady who is trying to set this up has some very noble intentions to support single parents and offer items for free to those who need. Watch out for that info on the Salt Spring Exchange and local baby/kids Facebook groups. More options are always a positive thing for families here, so this is a promising project to keep in mind.
Last but certainly not least, Peashoots Children’s Consignment, another mama-run small business, operates out of Nanaimo as an online Canadian kids consignment store, and offers very reasonable shipping across Canada. I have actually worked with Emily, the highly organized owner, on marketing for her shop in the past, and was delighted to have that opportunity to get to know her and her business, and make the leap to order.
We have since ordered again and I am planning another order this fall. There are always very reasonably priced children’s consignment (and some quality new) items available on her online store, which are easily browsed in the organized sections of her shop. I have browsed and placed an order for delivery while sitting in the car on the way to a off-island birthday party before, instead of stopping for an hour or two to seek out our kiddo’s new season wardrobe. Love it.
Alright. That’s all I have while I’m supposed to be working on other work projects during this brief break from the new 24/7 homeschooling mama life while Z makes some cool stuff with her Gramma. Over and out. Good luck with the kids consignment shopping, fellow Salt Spring Islanders and Canadian parents!
Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post in any way. I just wanted to share these awesome businesses with people who might need them. <3
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