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.
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.
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.
This March saw the official launch of PO.P Second-Hand, an exciting new 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 new service, available now 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!
Founded in 2020 by Louise Weiss and Samantha Valentine, Dotte seeks to address the challenges parents face when buying second-hand, through a digital platform that curates products, offers style inspiration and incorporates brands partnerships. Dotte was born out of genuine parental frustration, at the piles of kids’ clothes around the house, and no clear-cut, easy solution to get rid of them.
Dotte has teamed up with some of our favourite brands, including Tobias and The Bear, Turtledove London, Another Fox and more, to help extend the lifespan of children’s clothing. The quality brands in their resale collective produce gorgeous clothes that stand the test of time – ready to be passed on from your family to the next (and the next!)
M&S Kids will become the first major retailer to join and play a role in Dotte’s movement. Joining the collective means that when a Dotte user sells a pre-loved M&S item, and there are currently over 400 items listed on the site, they get an M&S voucher for £5 off when they spend £25 at M&S online (for delivery or click & collect). M&S is already one of the most popular brands on Dotte for resale.
Le Petit Planet – One Planet, One Platform, One Community
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.