Kids / 2 May, 2023 / Christina Walter
The world of preloved clothes for kids is a revolution set to change the way we shop forever. It’s not just the independent businesses embracing the kidswear recommerce market, the bigger retailers are starting to sit up and take notice too. Here are our recommendations for the best preloved, second hand and rental kidswear services for kids.
Rent, love, return, repeat with curated subscription boxes direct to your doorstep. Babu is an exclusive rental subscription service for little ones from newborn to 4 years old, delivering monthly boxes of 10-15 wardrobe-elevating items full of carefully curated luxury pieces that will grow with your child.
From Balmain to Bonton, Cavalli to Caramel and Pucci to Patachou, these boxes are made up of a fabulous mix of pieces by some truly fabulous brands. Items range from daywear to occasion wear, spanning t-shirts, collared shirts, blouses, trousers, skirts, dresses, sweaters, cardigans, jackets and coats.
Each box contains a considered range of brands and garment categories to take your child’s monthly wardrobe to the next level.
Belles and Babes offer stylish maternity clothing and sustainable organic baby clothing to hire across the UK.
Borne from the founder of the company’s passion for sustainability, they invite you to be part of a small but growing revolution in fashion where clothes are loved and valued, and where there is less waste and a better way of doing things.
When you are pregnant or have a young baby, clothes will only fit for a short amount of time, and that’s why it makes perfect sense to hire them so that you can look your best whilst saving precious resources of all kinds. Choose from their maternity capsule wardrobe nursing capsule wardrobe and their organic baby clothing subscriptions.
Let’s face it, babies grow so quickly, it just doesn’t make sense to buy something you only need for a few months. Renting baby clothes with Borro means you save money, time, and the planet. No more piles of outgrown baby clothes to sort or store, no more worrying about stains or spending a lot of money on something your baby only wears once. With clothes from as little as £1/month, you can rent your all time favourite organic brands like Little Green Radicals, Mori, Kite, Newbie and many more, for a fraction of the price of buying.
With Borro you pay monthly for the clothes you choose – there’s no minimum subscription. So whether you just need a few cute outfits for playdates or a whole capsule wardrobe, renting is as easy as online shopping, but without the guilt, or price tag! When your baby grows out of it, send it back for free, and stop paying.
And the best bit? They never charge for stains!
Build A Bundle sells quality pre-loved children’s clothing through their website, where you can see and choose exactly what you’re getting, and literally, ‘build your own bundle’.
Search by age, brand and type of clothing, and order online for delivery, with one postage charge. All items have been checked carefully, and they only sell items they would be happy to buy themselves, so you can rest assured you’re getting items you love in great condition, with no wastage.
Featuring quality clothes from their own clothing range, Bundlee Originals, as well as premium partner brands, MORI, Mini Rodini, The Bonnie Mob and Hatley, they aim to share quality clothes with at least three families, so they take care in selecting durable clothes that can be loved again and again.
Choose. Pick the plan that fits your family for a flat monthly price. Your conscious clothes will be conveniently delivered for free by your selected delivery date.
Wear. Clothes made to cuddle in, play in, eat-in and sleep in. Wear with no worries thanks to your included rental insurance, which covers life’s messy moments.
Swap. Whenever your little one’s ready, conveniently swap outgrown clothes for the next size up! With free returns and no time limits on swaps, you’ll always have the size you need.
Clean. Your returned clothes are cleaned and go through our eco-friendly Ozone sanitisation method, ready to be loved by the next family.
Graceful Changes know that kids go through 7 sizes in the first 2 years alone. They’re offering a service that allows you to rent clothes for your baby or child instead of buying them, with access to a wardrobe of premium quality, ethically made clothing.
You can exchange items as your little one grows or the seasons change and save yourself time, hassle, space and money. Graceful Changes caters for newborns to preschoolers (up to age 6 years) and believes in supporting small, independent brands making sustainable products and innovations.
Kidswear Collective is the place to go to buy pre-loved designer children’s fashion from 0 – 14 years. It was founded by luxury childrenswear PR Shoshana Kazab who is passionate about extending the life of luxury clothes. All items are sourced from an exclusive network of fashion influencers, stylists and stylish parents as well as leading brands including Stella McCartney, Dior, Gucci and Burberry. Garments are curated, cleaned, photographed and stored until sold, before they are sent out in Kidswear Collective’s signature luxury (and eco-friendly) packaging. As well as selling online Kidswear Collective has a concession in Selfridges Oxford Street (and will be opening in their regional stores later this Spring) as well as selected Fenwick stores. Kidswear Collective recently hosted a sample sale at Bicester Village and another one is planned for the Autumn. Up to 5% of sales are donated to the NSPCC and what can’t be sold is donated to the family charity, Little Village.
If you want to shop for premium children’s clothing, toys, furniture, home décor or gear, bookmark Le Petit Planet immediately! Newly launched, it’s the first online destination where families can buy new from eco-conscious, luxury brands and then resell outgrown items, all on the same platform.
Each brand has to adhere to Le Petit Planet’s sustainability criteria meaning you can shop in confidence. And thanks to the Re-Loved resale platform, powered by blockchain technology, mindful customers can cut their waste and lower their impact on the environment by extending the lifespan of their items.
Le Petit Planet has already received The Butterfly Mark from Positive Luxury verifying that it meets the highest standard of sustainability best practices.
Lots A Love buy and sell preloved children’s clothes from newborn to 14 years. All their stock is thoroughly quality checked to ensure only the very best is added to the website. Lots a Love add new stock daily, so you’ll always find a wide variety of choices in all sizes.
Lullaloop promises to be a practical and affordable trusted resource for new parents. Our thoughtfully designed, durable, and most importantly, flexible, rental subscription will keep pace with each baby’s unique growing needs.
Lullaloop’s collection strikes a perfect balance of style and relaxed wear, offering a curated edit of go-to wardrobe staples for everyday life and special occasions. The collection has been designed as an interchangeable wardrobe, each piece complementing in order to maximise the number of unique outfits and take the stress out of the inevitable daily outfit changes.
You can shop adorable, affordable Mini Boden clothes, shoes, and accessories from 0-6 months right through to early teens with Mini Boden Preloved.
All items are thoroughly checked over by hand before being listed, so you can rest assured that you’re buying quality, authentic Mini Boden items with a description you can trust.
They don’t just sell beautiful preloved Mini Boden clothes; they also buy good quality items your kids might have outgrown and are ready to pass on to the next owner.
The process is quick and simple, and in a few easy steps, you can pass on your much-loved items in one go, rather than selling each item of clothing individually, having to sort postage and packaging it all up yourself.
PO.P Second-Hand is an exciting development from the ethical Scandi fashion brand that believes re-using clothes is the best thing for the environment. The sustainable shopping platform is enabling customers to buy preloved outerwear at amazing prices, whilst also giving each garment a new lease of life. Customers can expect to pay approximately 60% less than buying the items new and they can complete their purchase feeling great that they’ve given superb quality clothing a new home!
The service, available across the UK, has been a huge hit, with hundreds of second-hand outerwear items selling in a matter of days.
Before packing away the winter clothes this spring, families can instead send them back to PO.P and get rewarded with vouchers to buy new summer favourites or larger size outerwear in the autumn – it’s a win, win!
Did you know there are apparently 183 million items of outgrown baby clothes stored in UK cupboards? Not-for-profit SuperLooper is on a mission to help reduce some of this waste. SuperLooper is a preloved baby clothing library for parents to rent and recycle with purpose. It’s a service to get those hardly-worn baby clothes back into circulation.
Parents who love great clothes but hate over-consumption can choose from an online treasure-trove of one-off gems and lovely everyday essentials from £23 per month. All the clothes in the library have been shared either by parents doing a ‘conscious clear-out’ of their cupboards or by beautiful brands like Little Green Radicals who want to make sure their over-stock items go to good homes!
The library caters for little ones aged 0-3 years and includes everything from designer to the high street across all clothing categories. As long as they’re cute, they’re in the SuperLoop!
Shop the best in preloved fashion, whether you are looking for high street, organic, vintage or luxury you’ll find it all in one handy place. In ages 0-15 we have everyone covered. We also buy your clothes too, offering a hassle-free alternative to selling yourself.
The Litte Loop wardrobe rental platform gives members access to beautiful, stylish childrenswear. The service provides children aged from 12 months to 10 years with a selection of highly stylish clothes that can be put back into circulation once they no longer fit. Typically, The Little Loop rents out each item of clothing 4-5 times which extends their lifespan by 12 months and eliminates the production of 3-4 new garments. In summary, that’s 80% less CO2 released, 80% less water wasted and 100% fewer garments ending up in landfills (as The Little Loop upcycles or recycles everything at the end of its life.)
The brands Charlotte chooses to be stocked mirror her own sustainable values. This includes fair pay for garment workers, as well as the use of sustainable materials making garments that are built to endure. Within The Little Loop wardrobe hangs a collection of brands including Frugi, Jujuni, Kite and Polarn O. Pyret, with colourful, fun, and practical designs to suit all occasions.
Shopping for children’s clothes second-hand is the affordable and planet-friendly alternative to shopping new. Worn In Wardrobe offers you an easy and enjoyable way to do this without the faff of using a marketplace. This mum-run website aims to make busy parents’ lives easier, whilst bringing consistency and reliability to the pricing and description of preloved clothes. Each item is quality-checked to give you preloved peace of mind. You can get a quote for the clothes you are looking to sell with the unique quote generator, or shop second-hand as easily as shopping new online.