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 (or schedule a free pickup in the Seattle area), and the team will select, photograph, and post your items to the site, as well as manage the sale. If your threads are worthy but you don’t live in Seattle, 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.
Robyn’s Art Explosion
What: Petite Pollacks (ages 2-5) hear a story, and then do a related project at the new art studio.
Why: A range of mediums (shaving cream!) promise to keep things interesting.
When: Ongoing. Mon., 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Tues., 10 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.; Thurs., 1 p.m.
Where: 2037 193rd Ave. SE, Sammamish. To pre-register (required), call 425-369-2944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $15 per class.
Spaces and Places Family Festival
What: Face painting, a lion dance, and other activities with Eastern flair.
Why: Catch a screening of the new Karate Kid (sorry, we know you still harbor a crush on Ralph Macchio).
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St. (206-654-3100). Admission is free.
What: Turn everyday socks into silly puppets (ages 3 and up).
Why: Add googly eyes for instant character.
When: Mon., 4-6 p.m.
Where: Izilla Toys, 1419 12th Ave. (206-322-8697). Participation is free.
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