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Thread: Hand-me-down baby clothes
08-29-2007, 09:04 AM #1
Hand-me-down baby clothes
I have a little girl who just turned 1 this month. All my friends have
boys, and seem to be connected to people who give them many hand-me-
down clothes for their children. One of my friends gets virtually all
of her son's clothes from one acquaintance (whose son is slightly
older), only having to buy things like socks and shoes. I have tried
to casually put the word out that I'm looking for someone who wants to
pass on their little girl's clothes, but to no avail yet. I of course
shop at a local consignment shop, but a pair of pants or sweater can
run up to $7. I haven't been able to go to yard sales due to my
schedule, and other people seem to snatch up the toddler clothes on
Freecycle before I can. Any other ideas on how to locate someone who
would be happy to get rid of kid's clothes they no longer need? I'm in
a suburb of Boston.
08-29-2007, 09:05 AM #2
Hi. I just wanted to let you know that EBay is a great place to get little girls clothes. I just got 4 outfits and 2 dresses on ebay for $25 including shipping. You can find a lot of Gymboree and other high priced clothes for cheaper than you can get them at even Goodwill. Patti
08-29-2007, 09:06 AM #3
Hi......check out Bidville.com or Ubid.com ....... it is alot like Ebay but I have found the prices to be better.
08-29-2007, 09:06 AM #4
I agree with ebay, I just bought my daughter a beautiful winter coat for $9 including shipping, You can take your child's clothes that they out grew and resale them on ebay and turn the money around to buy more. Works GREAT for me!
08-29-2007, 11:15 AM #5
Could you post on freecycle that you are looking for someone that has hand
me down's? Kind of get a jump on it before people post and maybe get
connected to someone that will keep emailing you in the future about hand me
down's rather than post them. Also, Boston has an active Craig's list. I
got an awesome double stroller off of it last year. They won't be free but
you can probably get some lots pretty cheaply.
08-29-2007, 11:15 AM #6
Do you have a Goodwill or a thrift store near you? They are a really great place to get deals. That is where I get my 3 boys clothes (ages 6, 2, & 9 months). They usually have sales a lot, too. The Goodwill's in TN have a daily special and occasionaly a 50%
off day. I find great clothes and most are name brands. Make sure you look over the clothes because every now and then one will have a tear or stain.
Also, have you tried asking for clothes on Freecycle? I do that to especially when I need something. Hope this gives you some ideas.
08-29-2007, 11:16 AM #7
do you or hubby have any coworkers with little girls a
year or so older than yours that you might be able to
share with? or maybe some of your friends might know
someone who has a girl that they would be able to
introduce you to?
just some quick ideas off the top of my head.
08-29-2007, 11:17 AM #8
Happy b-day to your little one. Have you checked into the freecycle group in your area. They are a wonderful group and you can clean out your place and even get things that you need. Give it a thought. Our group here is wonderful and helpful in so many ways. Good luck. Brandy h