The earth friendly trend is thriving – it has survived the recession, and we all still love the odd bit of cookie making and sewing. For new parents, cool second hand baby stuff that has hardly or never been used is an essential part of their children’s ensemble.
Most mothers just don’t like to spend a huge amount on their children’s clothes.
Now, it’s the savvy mammas that are jumping on the band wagon. The secondhand baby clothes market has mushroomed, and I’m not that amazed really. The pleasure of finding impeccable quality children’s things for a small percentage of the full cost is not rocket science for most mothers and fathers.
Samantha, a mother of two girls says “I usually get along to our regular baby nearly new sale, as I can sell my kid’s knick knacks easily and it is priced lots less than it would selling on an auction site. I enjoy the baby nearly new sale up the street from home immensely”.
Back in the dark days it was another story of course…
When I was young, secondhand shops were dark and dreary with only old tat, disapproval and humiliation. They were a place where I buried my face as my gran dragged me in, frantically apprehensive that none of my school friends would see me.
I did in fact, once eventually inside, love rooting around for second hand treasures, or searching for girly dresses in their second hand kids clothing section – as long as it stayed a secret.
These days I’m glad to say, it’s completely different. Second hand shopping is cool, enjoyable and exciting – with things like preloved sales and nearly new sales, 2nd hand shopping has never been so popular. Nowadays, people are now pleased to say oh yeah it’s a Period Classic, or I found it in this Gorgeous little secondhand shop for quite a bargain – I only had to pay a few dollars!
Empower yourself and make a bit of extra cash as well
There is a lot of information out there, ranging from mad old aunts, to women’s mags offering views whilst barraging mums to be with advertisements for products they don’t have any need of.
These sales give rise to a unique neighborhood mumsy community.
The preloved sale is its own little social group, where those who are already parents can give their knowledge to new mums, and in time they will be the ones selling baby clothes themselves. It’s great to have the opportunity to join in with a sale full of others who have already had the experience themselves.
You may have thought about using a second hand kids clothes sale for selling baby clothes and similar items. So next time your cupboards are looking cluttered and full to bursting with out grown gear, do book up a nearly new stall of your own. Be prepared though – the more you get into them, the more enjoyable nearly new sales become!