Fancy for less

. August 2, 2012.

A new locally-owned children’s resale store has opened its doors (and racks) to display your gently-used clothes and toys. Kidz Stuff, located at the corner of Monroe and Laskey, buys and sells goods appropriate for ages newborn to 14 years. The shop was opened by brother/sister team Keith Morehouse (a local tech consultant) and Shelly Laraway (former manager of Once Upon A Child).

"We're really about recycling — we're trying to be as green as possible," Laraway says. "We don't use paper receipts, and we also [give] all the profits to [The KidzStuff Foundation] to give back." They sell everything from infant gear like bassinets to toys, books, and clothing for pre-teens. A fancy dress can cost anywhere from $5 to $12. They also purchase used goods in the right condition.

"We pay cash for everything we can buy," Laraway says. "I've been in this business for so long, [and I see] more and more people are into this. They see what great stuff we get in, they see how expensive new things are, so people love it. It's really popular." —AO

Kidz Stuff, 5412 Monroe St. Open Mon. through Sat., 10am-6pm. Sun. 12-4pm.