- Kelly Sundstrom For the AJC
If your kids seem to outgrow their clothing faster than you can say fashionista, you're probably looking for every opportunity possible to get the most out of your clothing budget.
You may already take advantage of online bargain sites, like Swap.com and Poshmart.com, but you may not know that the Atlanta area boasts some of the best consignment sales, thrift stores and discount shops in the South.
If you need a little help keeping your family well-dressed and ready to impress, we’ve got you covered with these nine thrifty, nifty consignment shops in Atlanta.
Goodwill of North Georgia. 2201 Lawrenceville Highway, Suite 300, Decatur. 404-420-9900. www.goodwillng.org.
This brightly lit store in Decatur has everything from clothing and shoes to sports gear and dance attire. Along with unbeatable bargains, Goodwill make shopping easier for busy parents by arranging the clothing items by color.
Once Upon A Child Sandy Springs. 5920 Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs. 678-383-1818. www.onceuponachildnorthatlanta.com.
Selling children's clothing from infant to size 16 youth, Once Upon A Child in Sandy Springs also offers frugal parents consignment sales on toys, equipment and baby furniture.
Uptown Cheapskate Cumming. 511 Lakeland Plaza, Cumming. 770-844-7600. www.uptowncheapskate.com.
Visit Uptown Cheapskate in Cumming and you'll find yourself surrounded by deep discounts on some of the latest clothing styles and top name brands on the market. You'll find trendy clothing, shoes and accessories at a fraction of the retail cost.
Plato's Closet Alpharetta. 10800 Alpharetta Highway, Alpharetta. 770-642-4255. www.platosclosetalpharetta.com.
Find designer fashion at up to 70 percent off retail prices at Plato's Closet in Alpharetta, which carries gently used clothing, shoes and accessories for teens and young adults.
Kid to Kid Dunwoody. 4498C Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-455-1506. www.kidtokid.com.
Dress all your kids for less by shopping at Kid to Kid in Dunwoody. Along with like-new clothing from infant to size 14, they also offer baby equipment, toys, shoes and athletic gear.
Sweet Repeats. 800 Miami Circle, Atlanta. 404-261-7519. www.sweetrepeatsatlanta.com.
This upscale consignment boutique carries currently trending children's clothing and maternity fashion, all in pristine, like-new condition. Considered "Atlanta's Best Kept Secret," you'll want to put this one on your sort list.
Back by Popular Demand Consignment Marietta. 1255 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 13, Marietta. 770-971-4750. www.bbpdconsignment.com.
If you're looking for a discount store that truly has it all, Back by Popular Demand Consignment in Marietta brings in over 450 new items everyday in almost 8000 square feet of space. You'll shop to your heart's content for great deals on name brand clothing, bags, accessories, shoes and more.
Revive Consignment Smyrna. 2514 Cobb Parkway, Smyrna. 770-485-4553. www.reviveconsignment.com.
Receiving over 10,000 new items every week, Revive Consignment in Smyrna makes shopping for bargains relaxing and fun by making customer service number one. While you shop for quality clothing, furniture, shoes, equipment and decor, make sure to enjoy the free cookies, coffee and Wi-Fi.
Park Avenue Thrift Lawrenceville. 3870 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville. 770-931-1787. www.parkavethrift.com.
Park Avenue Thrift in Lawrenceville not only helps you save money outfitting your entire family, but it also uses proceeds from clothing donations to help local and national charities.
For even more insider tips on stocking up at consignment sales, check out these 5 hacks for thrifting Atlanta's consignment racks.