Children grow up fast, despite science's best attempts to weigh them down with apple-filled backpacks and bronze shoes. Accommodate growing kids with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of consignment apparel and accessories at Second Peek Boutique in Southern Pines.
Second Peek Boutique consigns new and used clothing for infants, children, and teenagers as well as maternity wear, accessories, and baby gear. Well-turned-out tots can swagger across daycare dance floors in duds from brands such as Gymboree, Baby Gap, and The Children’s Place ($2.50–$18), and expectant mothers may garb their swollen bellies in maternity clothes ($7.50–$10) or pick up cribs, highchairs, and baby furniture ($75–$450). Additionally, needle-savvy staff can embroider and personalize many of the store’s products ($5+) and can even craft a custom outfit ($15–$40) for a birthday girl to wear as she waves benevolently at cake-smeared party guests from atop her traditional birthday mule.
Skillful sales staff neatly arranges accessories on black metal racks and nestles furniture against lemon-yellow walls, keeping aisles passable and merchandise easy to browse. A kid-friendly store, Second Peek Boutique keeps tykes occupied with a selection of movies and games while their parents shop or sneak animal crackers from the hidden snack compartments of their three-piece suits.