An affordable choice

. August 10, 2012.

Keeping an ever-growing child clothed is a never-ending battle. Resale shops can help — and Toledo parents have a new option, as LilyPads Affordable Children’s Resale opened its doors off of South Detroit Avenue in May, near UT Medical College. The shop is the creation of partners Maryanne Coletti and Adam Roberts, both recent University of Toledo graduates, and sells gently-used brand-name clothing and toys. Roberts gives Coletti credit for the idea. “She grew up a little poor,” Roberts says, “so she wanted everybody to be able to have good clothing at a nice price. We’re not looking to make a million dollars.” Roberts plans to oversee the business with his UT-acquired business acumen, while Coletti runs the day-to-day operations. They're buying gently-used childrens’ items right now. So if you’re looking for some parenting bargains, or if you have some outgrown toys and clothing from your little ones, pick up some cash or store credit by hopping on over to LilyPads. 2402 Aberdeen Ave. 419-720-8755