By Elise Worthy - Founder & CEO of Kids on 45th
Last March, we sent out our first seasonal boxes of gently-used kids clothes to our first seasonal box customers – parents around the country. I wanted to build something for moms who were craving affordable kids clothes and didn’t feel like combing the clearance racks and sorting through consignment bins.
We started this journey by becoming the proud owners of a beloved Seattle kids consignment clothing store – Kids on 45th, which has been around since the 1980s. I shopped there regularly for my two sons. I also made some money back by consigning my kids clothes there.
In early 2017, I had made a consignment appointment at the store, and I was running late… I missed my appointment time, and they said they couldn’t rebook me because they were closing the store. I didn’t want our neighborhood to lose the access to great pre-loved clothes at affordable prices, so I sprang into action.
With my background in technology, I felt I could find a way to bottle up the love surrounding the Kids on 45th store, and spread that feeling throughout the U.S. with seasonal boxes of insanely affordable clothes. I had no idea how far we would come in just one year, and how fast we would grow. It’s clear that this is a product that moms not only really want –- they really need it! Time and money are precious resources for moms, after all!
We’ve come a long way in a year, and it’s flown by! We’ve sorted through a half a million clothing pieces to find gems for you and we’ve shipped boxes to every state in the U.S.
Thanks to all of you for being part of our journey so far, and we’re excited to keep growing and improving. When it comes to clothes – we want you to know that we have your back. We wouldn’t be here without you.
(Mama of Isaac & Cooper)