You’re not sure which is growing faster, your little sprout or the credit card bill.
If keeping up with baby has you at a loss, try Stella + Jack, a new online children’s consignment boutique.
Designed to make resale easy for moms, it stocks only items deemed too cute to resist, rugged enough to outlast a second child, or too expensive to purchase at the regular price (although, lucky you, someone did).
Interested sellers can ship gently worn items and the team will select, photograph, and post your items to the site, as well as manage the sale. If your threads are worthy, you’ll get store credit to help offset shipping costs. All sellers make 30 percent by check (or 50 percent in-store credit) on the sale of their items. You can also donate the proceeds to charity and Stella + Jack will send you a receipt for the tax deduction.
Buyers will benefit from the strict brand guidelines and sartorial eye. Our last haul included Baby Boden, Eberjey, Ralph Lauren, and Kate Quinn Organics at a fraction of the retail cost.
And that’s good. Bottom line.
Available online at stellaplusjack.com.
Bugaboo Donkey Preview Party
What: Get a peek at the wildly anticipated stroller, sip cocktails, and score tips from baby gear guru Jamie Grayson.
Why: Complimentary manicures and massages add a dose of much-needed pampering.
When: Sat., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Magic Beans, 200 Linden St., Wellesley (781-235-2120). R.S.V.P. online at event.pingg.com. Admission is free.
What: Help artist Gowri Savoor create colorful designs on the atrium floor of the Peabody Essex Museum, draw peacocks, and more.
Why: Watch The Sa Dance Company shimmy to Bollywood beats.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 161 Essex St., Salem (978-745-9500). Adults, $11-$15; children 16 and under and Salem residents, free.
What: Mongolian contortionists, Chinese lasso twirlers, and Kenyan athletes perform awe-inspiring stunts at the Big Apple Circus show.
Why: A chorus line of mini ponies gives the Rockettes a run for their money.
When: Sat.-May 15.
Where: City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Plz., Government Center. Tickets online at bigapplecircus.org. Adults and children, $15-$65; lap seats for children under 3, free.
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