These days kids are growing faster than the trends change (which is also super quick) and it’s incredibly hard to keep up. Between back-to-school splurging and seasons, I love visiting these 10 Places to Thrift Kids’ Stuff in Austin. Sustainable and easier on the wallet!

SparkleKids Upscale Resale

4800 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756

I think my favorite part about Sparklekids is their online presence. They make it so incredibly easy for me to browse the inventory without getting lost in racks and racks of clothes in store. They also carry hand-made items from local Austin makers we love to support. A MUST- visit!

Kid to Kid South Austin

5300 S Mopac Expy, Suite 102B, Austin, TX 78749

When I found out I was pregnant, this was the very first store I popped into. I was full of new mom jitters and needed to see what I was getting myself into. Overwhelmed by the amount of gear baby needed? Yup. On the floor because of sticker shock? Absolutely not.

You’ll find clothes up to size 14, used baby gear, great seasonal selection, toys and NEW Melissa & Doug goodies.

Don’t want to stroll south? No worries, there’s a second location!

Kid to Kid North Austin

14010 US-183 Hwy Suite #420, Austin, TX 78717

Once Upon A Child Southwest Austin

7010 State Hwy 71 #155, Austin, TX 78735

Once Upon a Time is a consignment powerhouse that carries sizes premie to youth 20. We’ve shopped dancewear for MANY seasons and they always have such a great, gently used selection.

Pro Tip: Grab a $5 coupon HERE.

Sweetpeas Children’s Consignment

2127 Lohmans Crossing Rd #306, Austin, TX 78734

When you want to splurge on a designer baby gift, this is the place to go! They specialize in top designer brand clothing, shoes, gifts, gear, and more in both new and nearly-new items.

Austin Pet’s Alive! Thrift

This one is more for Mama and her furry friends. ALL of APA’s net-proceeds are used to help find loving homes for local homeless animals currently most at risk for euthanasia. This store is such a fun visit, drop the kids off at school, go pick yourself out something fun, and know your money is going to a great cause! You can browse inventory here.

Plato’s Closet

5400 Brodie Ln #240, Austin, TX 78745

Ok, full transparency, I didn’t have the best experience with them reselling my own items. However, shopping with them is fabulous. THEY DO NOT CARRY KIDS/BABY ITEMS–but this is a great spot to bring your tweens and teens to snag some great brands!

Just Between Friends- Consignment EVENT

Another consignment event where you can save 50-90% on kids’ and maternity clothing, baby care essentials, kid furnishings, toys and play equipment, books, arts and crafts supplies, strollers, cars seats and sporting goods. Each event benefits, in part, a local charity partner. Events are held in North Austin. Check HERE for info on the next sale and ticket information.

Fairytale Threads- Consignment EVENT

At this consignment event, held several times throughout the year, you can find new and gently used kids’ clothes, maternity wear, books, gear and toys for kids from babies to teens. The next event is Sept. 8-9 in Cedar Park. Get info and passes HERE!


Say no more. Take a day trip and get lost in your local Goodwill. There are TEN just in Austin alone. Notices about upcoming Spirit Days are ALREADY coming home in backpacks…go grab your kiddos shirts in all the colors for cheap!

What are your favorite places to thrift kids’ stuff in Austin?


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