Shopping local: Bigwheels 2 Butterflys

I have two lovely little girls who are growing like weeds, and clothing them affordably can be a challenge. While bargain hunting, I have discovered that I can get awesome deals on clothes without having to turn to chain retailers. Consignment retailer Bigwheels 2 Butterflys has become my favorite source of girls’ clothing during the last year or two.

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Bigwheels 2 Butterflys is a locally-owned retailer with two main locations in the Omaha area: one on 72nd Street and Highway 370 and the other on 168th and West Maple Road. They will be opening a third location at 132nd and West Center Road in the coming months. They also have a maternity store next to their regular location on 72nd and Highway 370, and a B2B Last Chance store across 72nd Street, where they sell closeout items for 99 cents each. Those who wish to get rid of some of their gently-used children’s clothing, furniture, and toys can sell their items to Bigwheels 2 Butterflys for cash or store credit. My older daughter was able to save up some money by picking out toys she no longer used and taking them in to exchange for cash.

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Unlike thrift stores, Bigwheels 2 Butterflys is fairly choosy about what items they sell, and they inspect their inventory to make sure their offerings aren’t worn out or stained. I try to stop into one of the stores whenever I am in the neighborhood. Inventory changes daily, and I have scored some great deals. I have found like-new clothing items from retailers like Gap, Old Navy, Gymboree, The Children’s Place, and OshKosh. They have cute little girl leggings for $1.50-$2.50, girls shirts for $2+, dresses for $4+, and shoes for $2+. There’s also dance wear (I recently found my older daughter some tap shoes for about $5), winter coats, and Halloween costumes.

Aside from clothes, they sell lots of baby toys and equipment, such as nursing covers, strollers, potty chairs, bouncers, bottles, sheets, etc. During the last few months I have been able to find some great toys and books that I have hidden away for Christmas presents. Some of the items are even new and in their original packaging.

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So if you’re looking to find your children nice clothes for less, try straying away from the chains and give Bigwheels 2 Butterflys a try. Support your local businesses!

Editor’s note: Bigwheels 2 Butterflys does not know who I am, and they did not provide me with any compensation for this post. I just enjoy shopping there!

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