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When I travel to a new place, I like to look up thrift stores in the area. I regularly shop at thrift stores in my local city for super-cheap kids clothes, toys, and books. And sometimes I find some great clothes for me, too! I LOVE that I am saving money, and at the same time getting unique finds that you can’t find anywhere else.
Regularly priced kids clothes can easily cost ~$10 to $30 for ONE outfit. I usually pay between $2 to $4 for one outfit at a thrift store, which makes me and my wallet so happy! Plus, kids grow so fast, and to me, it doesn’t make sense to buy anything new for them. The money saved on clothes and toys allows me to spend more money on the more expensive things like a good quality travel stroller or 2nd carseat.
My Favorite Thrift Store in Honolulu – Savers on Dillingham Drive
I recently went to Hawaii for a family vacation and decided to check out the local thrift store. I’m a big fan of Savers thrift stores, and was so happy to find one in Honolulu! I went to the one on Dillingham Drive.
There is an excellent selection of clothes, toys, and housewares. My favorite find was a vintage Hawaiian jumpsuit. Originally, it came with puffy sleeves (hello, 80s!), but I cut them off to modernize the look. I also picked up a few outfits for Arya.
The swimsuit I got her looks brand new.
Full price swimsuits cost ~$30 at Buy Buy Baby, a baby supply store. They are “on sale” because it’s the end of the season, but even the sale price is more than I want to pay.
Shopping at thrift stores for clothes, toys, and books for my daughter saves me hundreds of dollars. Kids grow so quickly, so why waste ~$10 to $30 on brand new outfits when I can pay ~$2 to $4 at a local thrift store, for even cuter clothes? When I travel, I like to seek out the thrift stores for unique finds. Do you shop at thrift stores? Where are your favorite ones? Let us know in the comments below!