Why I Like The Kid To Kid Consignment Store In Brentwood TN



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kid-to-kid-brentwood-tn.jpg Two of my friends recommended that I try Kid to Kid in Brentwood, a kid’s consignment store. They said it’s better than buying children’s clothes at consignment sales.

Consignment sales can be stressful.

  • The advantage to consignment sales is the large amount of items to choose from.
  • The disadvantage to consignment sales is the short time they are open (usually only 2 days twice a year), the large crowds, and the sense of urgency the shoppers feel to find that great deal before you do.

I’ve done them before, and there is a fair amount of work to do to prepare for one. In order to be eligible to attend the sale, you must sell items as well.

Kid to Kid is open all year and I don’t have to sell in order to buy there.

First Impressions

The store is located on Seaboard Lane beneath the Brentwood Children’s Clinic.

Kid to Kid
95 Seaboard Lane
Brentwood, TN37027
(615) 309-0903

They are open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm.

Interestingly, Kid to Kid has 2 entrances. One is the regular adult-sized door and next to it is a small pink door just for kids.

 

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Lots Of Stuff!

kid-2-kid-consignment-store-brentwood-tn.jpg When you walk in, it looks pretty cluttered because they have so much stuff. Besides baby and kids clothes, they have toys, furniture, baby gear, and maternity clothes.

It really is easy enough to find things though, because it’s an organized clutter.

  • The clothes are in the center of the store in aisles that are labeled by gender and size.
  • One wall is covered with shoes another with toys, another with ballet outfits.
  • There is a large rack of books in the front of the store.
  • In the back of the store is the baby furniture and gear.
  • Up at the counter are accessories.


How Are The Prices?

kids-dancewear-and-dress-up-clothes-at-kid-to-kid.jpg The prices are why I shop consignment — whether it’s a sale or a store.

Kid to Kid has the advantage there too. The store decides on the price of items and it’s consistent. On the other hand, at a consignment sale, the sellers (aka other moms like me) decide on the price. So items are not consistently priced and some are overpriced.

I have found that most Kid to Kid items are actually priced lower than the consignment sale prices.

This year I had luck finding 2 cute holiday sweaters for only $4 each. Another time I went to Kid to Kid I bought 3 pairs of pants and 3 shirts for $25.

There is no price comparison with regular retail stores. I can buy 4 outfits at Kid to Kid for the price of one at Gymboree. So the big question is quality.


How’s The Quality?

shoes-for-sale-kid-to-kid-consignment-store-brentwood-tn.jpg These are used clothes. Some clothes look like they are used, but the majority of them don’t.

Kid to Kid only accepts clothes that are “gently” used and in current styles. Young kids wear clothes for less than 6 months generally — because they either grow out of them or the season changes. So a lot of the clothes at Kid to Kid are still very wearable.

The one item I have not had any luck with at Kid to Kid is shoes. Either they didn’t have the right size or the quality was just okay.


It’s Definitely Worth A Visit

Another thing about Kid to Kid… I walk in without any expectations. Because they sell used clothes from regular people, the inventory is unpredictable. One time I can come out with lots of stuff. Another time I might leave empty handed.

I don’t shop consignment exclusively, but I don’t like to pay full price all the time either. It’s nice to know that I have an option to the prices in regular retail stores and the stress at the seasonal consignment sales.

Lindsy

I live in Franklin with my husband and our toddler son. I enjoy writing about our experiences visiting places in Franklin, Cool Springs, and the Brentwood area.

3 thoughts on “Why I Like The Kid To Kid Consignment Store In Brentwood TN

  1. I had the worst experience I’ve ever had with any business! They are dishonest & unfair. My 8 year old son is trying to raise money for something he wants to buy. I convinced him to send his things to a “great consignment shop” someone recommended instead of selling them himself. He went through all his things & sent new & gently used items. Being short on time (traveling back and forth to another state dealing with my dying mother), I sent them with my babysitter. They kept all his new birthday present items (a skateboard, star wars vehicle, a battleship game & a wall hanging all unopened & in original packaging). The new items alone totaled over $200.00. They also kept several barely used items including rescue heroes with vehicles, games & etc. My son didn’t expect a lot because we know they have to make a profit. We did expect more than the $17.15 they gave us (approx. 8% of the new items alone). My son and I went to the store the next morning. The items were still behind the counter waiting to be put out. I asked the manager how they came up with the pricing and she said she didn’t know & couldn’t find the info. I then asked them to take the money back and give us my son’s items.They said “No, the transaction has already been made and there is nothing we can do”. I was so upset & my son was in tears.My voice got shaky and high and they asked me to leave & threatened to call someone to escort me out. I should have done several things differently but trusted them not to take advantage of my young sitter. They didn’t even bother to tell her what they kept or to call me, knowing she had brought them in for someone else. I’m not sure what the price difference would have been if I had gone but I suspect they saw a young girl and took advantage of her. They definitely made their profit! Not to mention robbing my son of his birthday gifts! My son, babysitter, & I all learned a valuable lesson-some people are just dishonest and rude and take advantage of unsuspecting people. I do not recommend this store to anyone!

    1. I’m not sure what exactly transpired because I was not present and only read this tirade but one thing I got out of this post was this – a parent was complaining loudly and rudely in public in front of her child. Rude behavior is never acceptable! NEVER LADY! If the parent would have read the policy, asked questions before hand and mainly taken care of it herself instead of asking a paid helper – teenager I suspect by the article – this entire incident would not have taken place. Again the bad example that was shown in front of the child is inexcusable and did far more damage than losing a few dollars!
      Taking unwanted and unopened birthday presents to trade for money is another rude action that reeks of bad parenting and is another issue all together. A.S. you need a serious wake-up call baby! I bet teachers, parents, and employees hate to see you coming! Grow up already

  2. While this shop is one of my favorite places to shop, I did find the commenter’s experience below is not unique in that they do not pay much for items. I brought a couple tote of clothes. They paid about $1 per item including clothes from Gymboree and Hanna Andersson. These of course were all in great condition not excessive wear or stains. I still shop there several times a year. But those that are considering selling clothes may want to try a consignment sale or ebay.

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