Shopping at Stella+Jack

A simple, green and cheap website to shop for kids' clothes.
FROM THE PRINT EDITION |
 
 

Ever since the economy tanked, savvy parents are looking into the most affordable way to keep kids’ wardrobes up to date: consignment shops.

But visiting those stores can seem daunting when you have to drag the kids along, and many stores have strict policies, e.g., “You cannot return anything. Ever.”

Two local moms, Queen Anne’s Katrina Hupp and Trish Lambert of Fremont, were dismayed by the mediocre selection at many consignment stores, which inspired them to create Stella+Jack (stellaplusjack.com), an online consignment biz.

The site emphasizes designer labels and features a rating system for a garment’s condition; anything they don’t choose to sell is either returned or donated to charity.

And, unlike the policies of most consignment shops, if something doesn’t fit, you can return it. For consignors, Stella+Jack will pick up your items and post them on the site; you get 50 percent of the sale price in credit or 30 percent in cash.

 

Related Content

Local 40-year-old jewelry maker focuses on the human experience to solve fashion's sustainability woes

Style and social writer Andrew Hoge lists his picks for must-have travel essentials

Interior photo of Korean beauty retailer K Banana

Pick up these beauty essentials and ease into winter gracefully

Go from gritty to Gosling with our guide