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Based in New York City, Monk's Trunk sells high quality, gently used children's clothing (sizes 0 to 8), as well as books and toys. Got things you want to sell? We pay in cash, up to 40% for clothing and up to 60% for toys/gear after an item sells. Or, for those who don't want to wait, we pay 25% for items we buy outright. Details here.


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October hours: Friday thru Sunday 10 to 6

Monk's Trunk will be closing at the end of October 2013. As part of the wind-down we are reducing store hours to three days per week:

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 to 6.

On the upside (for you), there will be reductions on books, toys, and clothing throughout the store. I'll say more about that later.

Fortunately, there is a decent chance that this will NOT mean the end of recycled children's closing in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. A couple of folks are seriously considering picking up the baton and setting up shop selling second-hand children's things in the winter. I will certainly keep everyone posted about that!


Big changes at Monk's Trunk

Sorry for the delay folks, here's the deal: Monk's Trunk will soon be re-opening in our old location (sigh), at 23 Hawthorne Street. When we closed a little over a month ago, we had hopes to open nearby on Flatbush as a temporary "pop up" store with below-market rent. But to make a long, tedious story short, that didn't pan out. The store has grown to the extent that it needs a normal commercial space -- one that doesn't require customers to lug strollers full of babies up a flight of stairs *or* take up my family's dining room with heat-treating equipment. After a couple of months of soul-searching, however, I regret to report that Elyssa and I are not the ones to do. We will only remain in this location to sell items through the fall/winter season.

Would anyone like to run a children's consignment store? We would be thrilled to hand off the business to someone interested in opening it in a commercial space. If you are seriously interested and have the capital to do it, please get in touch soon.

In the mean time, we will be reopening Thursday, July 11th, with tons of bargain on summer things. The hours will be irregular in the summer but our website and Facebook will be kept up-to-date, and hours will be expended as the fall season approaches.


Thursday, July 11 - 10 to 6
Friday, July 12 - 10 to 4
Saturday - 10 to 6
Sunday - 10 to 6

Hours for next week will be posted shortly.

If you are a consignor and brought things in this spring, your consignment period will automatically be extended for six weeks. You are also welcome to come and pick up any unsold items that haven't expired; as usual, we ask you to contact us a day in advance to let us know and pull things for you.


Monk's Trunk is moving! We'll be closed starting May 21 - come shop this weekend before we pack!

We've moving!  Don't worry, we're staying in the neighborhood and will remain close to Flatbush. We have always intended on staying in our current location temporarily and are excited about the move.

We don't have the lease signed yet, so we can't say anything more at the moment out of fear of jinxing it. But we'll be closing the shop starting Tuesday, May 21. We're not sure of the reopen date yet but will be sure to keep you posted.

We'll be extending consignment times for everyone who currently has things on consignment this season.If you have any questions, call us any time during store hours.




Seeking kids' clothing, all seasons!

Know anyone with well-dressed little ones? Or a serious shopper? We would really appreciate it if you could tell them about selling their outgrown clothes or baby gear at Monk's Trunk (ask them to mention you in the "how you heard about us" section of the consignment form). The more nice things we get in, the more nice things we have for sale.

We take things from any season, and buy things outright as well as taking them on consignment, in order to make the selling process as easy as possible. See our Sell Your Stuff section for the details.
For clients with exceptionally large designer wardrobes, we'll even pick up. Just email us or call and talk to Elyssa or Carrie for details.
much thanks,
Carrie and Elyssa


Welcome back, Elyssa!

Some of you all may remember Elyssa from the early days at Monk's Trunk. I am psyched to announce that a year's worth of begging and pleading has finally paid off: Elyssa is back working here, this time as a full-time manager and partner. Welcome back, E!




Vote for Monk's Trunk!

A little fairy has nominated us for the 2012 Red Tricycle "Totally Awesome Awards." We would very much appreciate it if you could help our little store grow and prosper by voting for us as the most "Sensational Resale Store" in New York.



Sidewalk sale continues on Sunday, Sept. 9

Despite the crazy weather this morning, we ended up having out sidewalk sale/Prospect Park benefit today after all and sold a bunch, though there's still a ton left. Tomorrow the remainder will be on sale (weather permitting), with each piece costing $1.

Sidewalk sale/benefit postponed until Sunday (tomorrow)

Yes, we are no longer in denial: The weather today sucks. We have, however, brought in the bins for boys' sizes 18m to 2T so if you're interested in that size you are welcome to take a look today. We also have some winter coats and costumes in bins that you are welcome to check out. But the rest will have to wait until tomorrow.


Gentle Reminder: 2nd Annual Sidewalk Sale is this Saturday, September 8

Come and celebrate Monk's Trunk's second year in existence with our industrial-sized stoop sale, where you'll find loads of gently used infant and toddler clothes, children's books, puzzles, toys, and baby gear at unbeatable prices. Most clothing will run about $2-3, with prices dropping over the course of the day. Come early for the best selection... and spend heavily: proceeds will benefit the Prospect Park Playgrounds Committee.

Saturday, September 8
From 10 am to 5pm
23 Hawthorne Street, Brooklyn, NY 11225

We will also have a section of clearance toys, books, and gifts: all new items priced up to 60% off their retail value.

The sidewalk sale is being held in conduction with the annual Hawthorne Street Block Association Street Party, so the entire block will be closed off to cars. 

Monk's Trunk is a children's consignment shop focused on kids from newborn up to age 8. In addition to children's apparel and baby gear, we carry overstock toys and a carefully curated selection of bargain children's books.


Job: Sales Associate or Assistant Manager

Our beloved Anne-Marie is leaving for Seattle and we need to find someone available weekdays to run the store. The number of hours and amount of pay is flexible and will be based on experience and performance. Here is the full job ad; please pass along to anyone you know who may be interested.