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Kids’ Secondhand & Discount Clothes
 
Kids' | Discount | Shoes | Teen | Maternity | Teen Shoes

Baby Depot
707 Sixth Ave., near 23rd St.
212-229-1300
burlingtoncoatfactory.com
The third floor is devoted to kids’ accessories and clothing from makers like U.S. Polo Association and Little Me. The prices are near unbelievable: you’ll find brand name jeans like Mecca for around $10.

Century 21
22 Cortlandt St., near Church St.
212-227-9092
472 86th St., near Fourth Ave., Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
718-748-3266
c21stores.com
Parents willing to roll up their sleeves will find brands like Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, Fila, and OshKosh in this titanic mainstay of New York shopping. Heavily discounted novelty denim jeans for girls (from $18.97), activewear knit and fleece separates and sets (from $10.97), and back-to-school essentials like underwear and socks (from $1.97) as far as the eye can see.

Children’s Resale
303 E. 81st St., at Second Ave.
212-734-8897
resaleclothing.org
Barely worn apparel for newborns, from $10 for a no-name onesie to $35 for a Jacadi or Bonpoint outfit. Kids’ clothes (up to size 16) are $15 to $55. Most are in great condition; some have suffered a bit of rough-and-tumble.

Daffy’s
Visit daffys.com for store locations
You’ll need to dig at this big, often chaotic discount shop, but you’ll be rewarded for your work—most of the clothes are marked down by as much as 50 to 75 percent. You’ll find trendy Italian designer clothing for $19.99 to $39.99.

Jane’s Exchange
207 Ave. A, near 13th St.
212-674-6268
Packed with stylish new and used clothing—everything from Gap basics to cool European and Japanese designer stuff—Jane’s is a great place to dress your children in style at very reasonable prices. Almost all garments are under $20 and in great condition. There’s also maternitywear, shoes, and nursery furniture ($10–$150).

 
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From the Fall 2004 edition of the New York Family Guide
   
   
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