Many of our readers ask where we buy our kids’ thrifted or consigned clothing, so I wanted to feature one of our favorite children’s clothing stores (which also specializes in maternity resale and even children’s gear such as strollers, carriers, highchairs, and activity centers, among other things). *The Purple Cow is about a 30-minute drive from our neck of the woods, located in Sappington, MO. The drive is well worth it.
Not only does this store carry high-end clothing and shoes for kids, but they also buy gently used clothing and allow the option to use store credit. I have bought the boys’ Halloween costumes here, Milo’s winter coat, several pairs of amazing little shoes (including the Minnetonka moccasins for Emil), and many shirts and pairs of pants that look brand new but cost at least half the price of the new stuff. I have a seriously hard time buying full-priced children’s clothing after visiting this store and seeing all they offer… plus, it’s recycling, which is good for the environment, and good for everyone!
Don’t feel bad about bringing along your kids. The owners/salespeople are extremely friendly, accommodating, and helpful. There are also kid’s tables filled with puzzles and a drawing table to distract the little ones while their parents shop.
You surely know my weakness for Crewcuts by now? This incredibly soft gingham shirt was around $12.
I found these amazing shoes for Oliver for around $8!
If you are not in the market for kid’s clothing, The Purple Cow also sells new toys, puzzles, art supplies, and an array of other goodies (and would be perfect for holiday gifts!).
Their maternity selection is also located in the same store, and there are changing rooms next to this area, along with a lounge chair for the token expectant dad to rest his weary bones (just kidding!).
Here is the loot I went home with last week:
A few gifts for a friend’s new(ish) baby girl
Shoes for Oliver; a shirt for Milo, a gift for a little cousin (Jack, it’s comin’ your way, buddy!), and a ridiculously awesome affordable cashmere (!) sweater for Milo!
And, if you choose to part with your kids’ clothing after they are all grown up, you can sell it to this store for cash on the spot. But good luck leaving without something amazing!
*This is not a sponsered post. We just really love The Purple Cow!*