My Little Sunshine offers bang for the buck

My Little Sunshine in Kitty Hawk offers new and gently-used children's clothing and accessories, as well as baby gear, book, toys and more. 

Located in the Buccaneer’s Walk plaza in Kitty Hawk, My Little Sunshine is every parent and grandparent’s dream shop. The children’s boutique — steps away from The Children’s Museum — offers new and gently-used children’s clothing (sizes NB — 7/8), baby gear, toys, books and more at affordable prices.

When creating ensembles for little ones, not having to spend a fortune on clothing that will be outgrown before you get it snapped and buttoned is a plus, says Danielle Nash, who first stopped by the boutique in April.

“I had my first baby last November, and I got some really great summer-ish clothes that were a size that she could grow into, which was nice,” Nash says. “The problem was that some of the items were too small before it was warm enough for her to wear them. A friend suggested I donate those things, which I did, and then I found out about My Little Sunshine.”

Nash says when she pulled into the parking lot, she expected My Little Sunshine to be a small shop with pricey items — haute couture for kids, “but it was not only affordable, it’s also full of great stuff. I had no idea it’s also a consignment store. I could have made some money on what I’d donated, though I’m sure the clothing helped another new mother, like me.”

My Little Sunshine’s policy is simple: Items accepted for resale will be purchased outright, paying the seller 40 percent of the selling price up front, without a traditional wait period for payment. If preferred, the store will issue the seller a store credit with an additional 20 percent boost to the dollar amount.

Inventory changes on a daily basis, which means there’s always something new to see.

“I know I’ll be coming back time-after-time,” Nash says. “I mean, why wouldn’t I? It’s a lifesaver for someone on a budget.”

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