Threads is located at 1304 Chicago Ave, Evanston and you can follow Threads on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest and see their latest styles at threadsevanston.com.
Anna and Chaya, the owners of Threads Boutique are both moms of multiple children who, like most children, grow fast and like to wear good quality and fashionable clothing. We opened Threads Boutique because we passionately believe that high quality children's fashion should be affordable.
We realized, by opening an upscale children’s consignment store in Evanston, we could give local moms a choice not to spend a lot of money/pay full retail price for clothing their children will quickly outgrow. In addition, local moms have the opportunity to make some money on the clothes their children have already outgrown?
We love our local Evanston and Skokie communities and it is our goal to support those families in the community with our boutique. It's easy to consign and you will always find something new when you shop.
You guys are moms to a bunch of kids! What challenges have you encountered as you've dressed your kids over the years?
It’s hard to find good quality clothes without breaking the bank, especially when your kids want to wear the newest trends. Special occasion clothing is also quiet expensive and typically it is only worn once or twice.
What are some of your favorite kids items that you see come through Threads?
We got in and sold an old school rocking horse--it’s neat to get some vintage items, grandparents love it!
Since our kids are older, it’s also fun to sell all the really cute baby items, for girls and boys, that we don’t get to buy for our kids anymore.
We also sell gear which is great for parents--to get a high-end stroller that is clean and in perfect working condition for half the price you would pay at retail, it’s amazing. I wish we existed when I bought my strollers.
If you were designing a capsule wardrobe for kids what would be your must-haves?
That really depends on the age and gender.
For a little girl I would say a great pair of skinny jeans and/or leggings (or shorts if it’s summer), with a few long sleeve and short sleeve tops to go with them. A dress for a nicer occasion, a cardigan that can be worn over anything and a pair of converse and a pair of ballet flats.
For a little boy--sweatpants, jeans, and a few long and short sleeve t-shirts to mix and match (or of course shorts if it’s summer). A pair of khakis and a polo shirt, a pair of dress pants and a button down for nicer occasions, sneakers and dress shoes.
What are your favorite brands for durability and cuteness?
Brands that we love for our own kids and are some of our best sellers at the store include: Tucker and Tate, tea, Mini Boden, Crew Cuts, Peek, and Splendid, if we had to choose just a few but there are so many great brands out there and we carry them all.
What needs does Threads meet for Evanston/Northshore parents?
We are upscale resale--we have great brands, great deals, and we are in an ideal location for shopping. We handpick each item for the store to ensure it is in excellent condition. Our styles and inventory are continually changing with the season and with today's trends.
At Threads Boutique you will find the designer and boutique brands you want for your children without having to pay designer prices.
What can we hope to see from Threads in the year? Anything else you'd like us to know about you?
It is our hope and plan to be here, serving the local community for many years. We are the only children’s consignment store in the Evanston area and we plan to continue providing the community with this great service of high quality, name brand children’s clothing and gear at less than half the price of retail, and an opportunity for someone else to get good use of clothing that your children have outgrown.
Any parting words to new parents or about-to-be parents?
Know that you don’t need to pay full retail price to get amazing clothing and gear for your children. Yes, it’s nice to have a few new things, but kids grow so fast and you can find such wonderful things that are pre-owned and equally as nice. We live in a great community of families, use that network, we are all here to help each other in this journey of raising children.