Back to School on a Budget – The Best List of Akron & Cleveland Resale Stores You’ll Find!

It’s hard to believe, but the Back to School push is on!  Most local schools start in the next couple of weeks.  Check out our awesome list of Consignment and Resale Stores in your area before you panic while calculating how much it’s going to cost to outfit your kids for school!   Below are consignment stores in Akron and Summit County, as well as Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, and Medina, Geauga, and Lake Counties.

Why Ohio Resale and Consignment, and What’s the Difference?

The terms “resale” and “consignment” are often used synonymously, but that’s not exactly correct.  Resale stores usually pay you cash immediately for the items you sell to them.  Consignment stores, on the other hand, traditionally pay you once your item sells in their store.  From the buying standpoint, they are completely the same.

Children’s resale and consignment stores have really evolved over the years, and they are now a wonderful place to find  the gently used, current, better name-brand clothing your kids want at a fraction of regular retail cost.  The general rule of thumb at consignment and resale stores is that you’ll pay about 1/3 what you’d pay regular retail.  Talk about stretching your dollar!  Add in the cash you can get for selling your gently used clothes that your kids have grown out of, and your savings are even greater.

Do you want an actual look at the deals I found at local resale stores?  Click on the store names below that are in pink for an in-depth store review and photos of the selection of brand name clothing (Gymboree, Justice, Aeropostale, Gap, etc…) I was able to purchase for around $30.00.  After you see our great finds, pick up your jaw and hop in the car to visit resale stores close to you! 🙂

Summit, Medina, and Stark County Children’s Resale & Consignment Stores

(jump to Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, and Lorain Counties)

 Akron Resale Stores

Crumb Crushers Resale
1575 S. Hawkins Avenue
Akron, OH 44320

Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-5

Second to None
2965 W. Market St.
Akron, OH  44333
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-5

Tots to Teens Resale Clothing
2751 Old Home Rd. Suite A
Akron, OH  44312
Hours: Mon. 11-7, Tues. – Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-3

Village Discount Outlet (children’s & adults’)
193 E. Waterloo Rd.
Akron, OH  44306

Hours:  Mon. – Fri. 9-8, Sat. 9-8, Sun 11-6

Brunswick Resale Store

The Children’s Orchard
1434 Towne Center Blvd.
3440 Center Rd.
Brunswick, OH 44212
Hours: Mon. – Wed. 10-6, Thurs. 10-8, Fri. – Sat. 10-6

Canton Resale Store

Once Upon a Child
4641 Dressler Rd. NW
Canton, OH  44718

Hours: Mon. – Sat. 9-9, Sun. 12-6

Plato’s Closet (teens and up)
4711 Dressler Rd. NW
Canton, OH  44718

Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10-9, Sun. 12-6

Cuyahoga Falls Resale Stores

Li’l Frog Fashions – click store name for in depth review and giveaway
412 Chestnut Blvd.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH  44221

Hours: Wed. and Thurs. 11-7, Fri. 12-7, Sat. 10-5

Plato’s Closet (teens and up)
564 Howe Ave.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH  44221

Hours: Mon. – Sat. 10-9, Sun. 12-5

Village Discount Outlet (children’s & adults’)
2930 State Rd.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH  44223

Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9-8, Sat. 9-8, Sun 11-6

Hartville Resale Stores

139 Market Ave. North
Hartville, OH  44632
Hours:  Mon. & Thurs. 10-5, Fri. 11-5, Sat. 11-4

Twice Is Nice (women’s, men’s & children’s)
1120 W. Maple St.
Hartville, OH  44632

Hours: Mon. & Tues. 10-7, Thurs.-Sat. 10-5

 Hudson Resale Stores

Katie Bug’s Kloset – click on store name for in depth review and giveaway!
118 W. Streetsboro Rd.
Hudson, OH  44236

Katie Bug’s Kloset on Facebook

Hours:  Mon. Wed., Fri. & Sat. 10-6, Tues. and Thurs. 10-8

Medina Resale Stores

The Gingerbread House
309 South Broadway St.
Medina, OH  44256
Hours:  Tues., Thurs., Fri. 11-5, Wed. 12-7, Sat. 12-4

Stow Resale Stores

Once Upon A Child – Click  store name for in depth review &  giveaway
4272 Kent Rd., Suite 10
Stow, OH  44224

Once Upon A Child  Stow on Facebook

Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10-8, Sat 10-6, Sun. 12-5

The Growing Years – click store name for in depth review and giveaway
4940 Darrow Rd.
Stow, OH  44224

The Growing Years on Facebook

Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 10-8, Fri. & Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5

Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, and Geauga County Children’s Resale & Consignment Stores

Beachwood Resale Store

Plato’s Closet (teens and up)
27820 Chagrin Blvd.
Beachwood, OH  44122

Hours:  Mon. – Sat. 10-9, Sun. 12-5

Berea Resale Store

Smartie Pants
404 W. Bagley Rd.
Berea, OH  44017

Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 10-7, Fri. & Sat. 9-6, Sun. 12-5

Chagrin Falls Resale Store

Hipster’s Exclusive Children’s Consignment Store
16735 Chillicothe Rd.
Chagrin Falls, OH  44023

Hours:  Tues., Wed. Fri., & Sat. 10-5, Thurs. 10-7

Cleveland Resale Stores

Eclectic Closet Boutique (children’s & adults’)
2626 Scranton Rd.
Cleveland, OH  44113

Hours:  Tues. – Thurs. 11-5, Fri. 11-7, Sat. 11-8

Unique Thrift Store
3333 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, OH  44113

Hours: Mon. 7-9:30, Tues. – Thurs. 9-9, Fri. 9-9:30, Sat. 9-9, Sun. 11-7

Lyndhurst Resale Store

Fashion Fetish (women’s and children’s)
5353 Mayfield Rd.
Lyndhurst, OH  44124
Fashion Fetish on Facebook

Hours:  Tues. – Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-5

Mentor Resale Store

Once Upon a Child
7537 Mentor Ave.
Mentor, OH  44060

Hours:  Mon. – Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5

North Olmsted Resale Store

Plato’s Closet (teens and up)
4636 Great Northern Blvd
North Olmsted, OH  44070

Hours:  Mon. – Sat. 10-8, Sun. 12-6

North Randall Resale Store

Unique Thrift Store (adults’ & children’s)
4601 Northfield Rd.
North Randall, OH  44128

Hours: Mon. 7-9:30, Tues. 9-8, Wed. & Thurs. 9-9, Fri. 9-9:30, Sat. 9-9, Sun. 11-7

 Strongsville Resale Store

Plato’s Closet (teens and up)
15151 Pearl Rd.
Strongsville, OH  44136

Hours:  Mon. – Fri. 10-8, Sat. 10-7, Sun. 12-5

Westlake Resale Store

Once Upon a Child
25028 Center Ridge Rd.
Westlake, OH  44145

Hours:  Mon. – Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5

Willowick Resale Store

Unique Thrift Store (children’s & adults’)
30604 Lake Shore Blvd.
Willowick, OH  44095

Hours: Mon. 7-10, Tues. – Thurs. 9-9, Fri. & Sat. 9-9:30, Sun. 11-7


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