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Mother’s Secret

Orange

By Suzanne O'Connor

When my daughter was little, one of my favorite haunts was a kids resale boutique in Orange called Mothers Secret. I would regularly stop after work and pick up a few items and chat with other Moms. It was a great resource for my fast growing kid.

Since my last visit, the store has moved down the street from the old location.

It is still a treasure hunt here as it is still packed with goods from floor to ceiling. And it is still a one-woman show handling everything. The deals are still outstanding on gently used kids apparel (0-16), shoes, accessories, toys, strollers, books as well as maternity and much more from all seasons.

The racks are organized by type of clothes and bins are by size. Not everything is priced. But, owner and mom,  Kathy is always there to give you the price and be of help. Plus, if you buy 6 items, you get the 7th item free. Pricing generally runs from $1.99-$-$5.99 for lower end clothes (Target). Better Brands run $4.99-$9.99 and Designer brands run from $12.99-$18.99 with only a few exceptions.

You’ll find everything here in apparel from school uniforms to ski jackets to sporting goods and puzzles to cribs & car seats and even some costumes and kids formal. The selection is huge and you will have to dig, but the savings are enormous!

Great buys includes some mint Girls Old Navy Overalls at $9.99 instead of $34.  A Lands End little girls day dress was just $5.99 instead of $40. An infant boys Carter top was $3.99. A nice Boys Quicksilver Sweater was $5.99 instead of $42.  Some Girls Hollister Jeans were $7.99 instead of $25. A teen/ adult Generra top was $6.50 and a girls Belakat Summer top was $6.99.

Maternity items run $3.99-$18.99. I spotted some Liz Lange Maternity pants that were just $6.99 and Maternity blouse was $8.99.  Other cool deals include a Graco Pack in Play at $140 and a folding chalkboard easel at $12.99.

Kathy was just a wonderful as I had remembered. She’s always helping her customers and community whenever she can. You’ll feel like you made a new friend who’s experience you can rely on.

Mother’s Secret is still a gem of a store for moms who want to stretch their dollar.


Mother’s Secret
364 S. Tustin
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 289-7688

M-Sat 11-5, Closed Sunday.
Cash/ CC/ Cks

MothersSecrets.com

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