Children quickly outgrow clothing, putting constant pressure on parents to find replacements and prevent their child from looking like a loaf of bread stuffed into a hollowed-out book. Overcome growth spurts with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of gently used maternity and children's clothing and merchandise at The Second Child.
An upscale resale-clothing store, The Second Child stocks its shelves with a constantly rotating selection of gently worn, brand-name kids' and maternity items, with most items 67% to 75% off the original retail value. Clothes and toys are handpicked by discerning staffers who put them through a rigorous sorting method, judging each item on style, cleanliness, and ability to withstand being fed through a wood chipper. High-end gems in good condition make the shelf, and the duds are donated to charity. Shoppers can wrangle little ones into a Ralph Lauren jumpsuit or dress ($8–$15), a toddler-size Lilly Pulitzer dress ($20), or a Crew Cut polo ($9+), while moms-to-be can don 7 For All Mankind maternity jeans ($60). The Second Child also boast a bevy of baby-centric furniture, toys, and equipment, which all are in perfect order and meet current safety standards established by Major League Baseball.
- My daughter is two now, and I've dressed her almost exclusively from Second Child. But you would never know I wasn't dropping beaucoup bucks at super expensive boutiques across the city. – Ruth C., Yelp, 10/22/08
- It is the second story of a cute two flat and is fill [sic] to the brim with all the designer names I was looking for but without of all the extra cost. – Kimber Ann M., InsiderPages