Buying children’s clothing can be a daunting and expensive task, especially when you’re on a budget. Smarty Pants Resale Boutique off Waco Drive near Jason’s Deli has you covered this back-to-school season.
The shop not only offers gently used clothing for 70 percent less than the retail price, but they also offer cash and store credit for trade-ins. So, if you’re looking to swap your child’s old wardrobe for a new one, Smarty Pants is the place for you.
The store stocks newborn sizes all the way up to a big kids’ size 20, as well as maternity clothes, baby gear and equipment.
“We just ask that clothing be freshly-laundered and lying flat in a Rubbermaid bin or a laundry basket,” said store owner, Leslie Engledow. “And we limit one bin per family, per day so we can get each buy done in a timely manner.”
If you’re looking to save even more during the tax-free weekend (Aug. 11-13), Smarty Pants is not only knocking off the taxes from their clothing items, but everything in their store. That means strollers, playhouses, trikes, slides, picnic tables, pack and plays, cribs, and much more will also be tax-free.
Not only will shopping at Smarty Pants help to lighten your financial burden, but it will also help to keep clothing out of landfills and declutter your home.
“Kids grow out of their clothing so quickly, and most of the time they’re not even worn out,” Engledow said. “Trading in your kids’ clothing is a great way to help someone else and put a little cash in your pocket.”
Smarty Pants is open every day except for Sunday. Buying hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and shopping hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
For more information about this unique resale boutique, visit their website at www.smartypantswaco.com, call (254) 751-0211 or visit the store at 4316 W. Waco Dr., Waco, TX 76710.
Jessa is the Editor-in-Chief of Hooray for Family and the mom of three energetic children. She has a BA in Mass Communication/Journalism from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and is a long-time resident of Central Texas. When she isn't writing and editing, she enjoys playing board games with her kids, teaching Sunday school and channeling her creativity into craft projects.