Buy those elastic waistbands on the cheap, and get them out of the closet as soon as possible. Here are four local destinations for maternity consignment shopping:
Nine, 912 Main St., Hopkins, 952-935-2944: A new consignment boutique devoted to maternity apparel.
Nu Look, 4956 Penn Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-925-0806: This full service consignment store is known for having a respectable maternity section.
Better Than Ever, 3800 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-861-7030: A contemporary consignment boutique with a big section of maternity clothes (and a play area for those who are shopping with kids).
Clothes Mentor, 14200 Wayzata Blvd., Minnetonka, 952-303-6673 or 13641 Grove Drive, Maple Grove, 763-494-4584: This consignment chain with two new Twin Cities locations offers brand name clothes from 2 to plus sizes, as well as maternity apparel.
For more specialty shopping across the Twin Cities, check out AliShops.com -- The Insider's Guide to Twin Cities Shopping.