Back-to-school season is in full swing apparently, Maddox is only in preschool but we woke up today and it was 11°C and I realized he like has no socks and also needs pants… and long sleeves…. and I’m also looking for a Spiderman costume apparently.
If you’ve been around for any length of time you know I love clothes but I’m a big fan of secondhand and thrifting, so throwing together all my first places to check when we need things!
I LOVE Fresh Kids for secondhand baby pieces and gear, and 90% of Maddox’s early wardrobe is from here, and I also got majority of my nursing bras here too.
Posh & Cozy
Cake (nursing bras)
Bae the Label
Maternity clothes are so temporary, consignment is your best friend. My girl Andrea has an awesome little shop in YYC with a mix of new and secondhand women’s pieces, baby gear and gifts. Shop it here.
Another good one for secondhand maternity is Baby & Me, who if you’re local to YYC have two locations you can shop in person! They also have all the good stuff in terms of goodies, especially if you need a gift – SoLuxury, Kyte sleep sacks, Jellycats.
Olivia from @theomedit has a collection of preloved sustainable brands at Fewer Newer I love to shop.
If I’m eyeing a pricier piece I usually will check Poshmark first. It’s also great for kids clothes, and selling pieces you’re done with! They make it super easy with shipping and send you the label when items sell.
If you don’t have an account you can use my code APRICATEYYC and get a $15 credit!
My favourite consignment store probably ever is The Clothing Bar YYC in Marda Loop, Calgary. Not maternity but they have the best finds always!
This one is a bit tricky because honestly, all the stores are a nightmare to shop in. They’re SO FULL, and with a lot of total crap, but it can be a great stop for daycare clothes and some basics – especially for those early days where there is a lot less wear.
I do find I can get some nicer sweaters / jackets here – think the adorable Gap jean jackets etc. You do have to sift because there is a lot of just cheap Carters (which shrinks terribly so I avoid IMO), Joe Fresh kind of pieces.
They also sell gear though so if you need a cheap umbrella stroller, nursing cover, baby carriers etc I usually find they’re pretty well stocked! Also a great spot for Hallowe’en costumes!