About Play It Again Kids
Play It Again Kids is an award winning* boutique consignment store, specializing in items for children, parents and moms-to-be.
We offer a vast collection of carefully curated new and virtually new clothing, shoes, toys, books, gifts and baby equipment for babies and children up to size 14/16. Our maternity selection is believed to be the best in the Kootenays.
We take great pride in our dedicated customer service, exacting standards and affordable prices. Our long standing and loyal consignor base, ensure an ever changing selection of great items.
You will also find some new seasonal outerwear options at highly competitive prices, locally crafted gifts for children and heirloom quality, earth friendly toys that kids will adore for years to come.
Your children can enjoy our dedicated play space while you shop. Our newly refurbished space also offers 2 change rooms, a nursing nook, dedicated consignment desk, customer washroom and baby change area. The entire store was designed with you and your children in mind.
*Play It Again Kids won the Best of Business Gold Award for Best Children's Wear Store in West Kootenays for 2017, 2018 and 2019 (no awards held in 2020).
Our Mission & Values
At Play It Again Kids our goal is to make raising kids in the Kootenays affordable and fun, by offering many of the things a mom, dad or caregiver will need for their children. We aim to deliver the styles and quality everyone wants, at prices all can afford.
We believe in helping to sustain and develop our business, local and global environment and communities through our services, commitment to recycling and humanitarian support.
Originally set within a charming early 20th century heritage home in the North end of Baker Street, Play It Again Kids was first established in June 2002 by Caralee McKinney.
From it's earliest days it soon became very clear that Play It Again Kids focus on consigning clothing and equipment for children and parents, provides an essential service to the community of Nelson.
Caralee was commited to creating a store that would help make raising a family in the Kootenays affordable, and provide a greener alternative to shopping new. She was determined that the store stay true to these goals, when selling the business to Ana Luke in 2005. After many improvements it later changed hands to Marsha and then her mom-in-law, Cat Cooper in March 2010.
Play It Again Kids is owned and run by Korina and Andrew Rennie who purchased the business on June 28th 2013. The Rennies made some gradual changes to the business, effectively doubling the retail space to incorporate another room on the main floor and 2 rooms upstairs at 807 Baker Street.
Eventually the business outgrew the cottage, so the decision was made to expand to a larger, and more centrally located at 441 Baker Street, space in April 2018.
However when Covid happened in 2020 the decision was made to move to a smaller but newly updated store on Ward Street where we could save a little on costs, while still be in a popular downtown spot for families with children.