Seattle isn’t all plaid, rain and great coffee (although there is plenty of that!) It also offers a huge children’s boutique scene. With so many neighborhoods-all with their own unique sense of style-this city has an option for everyone. Whether you prefer eco-friendly outwear, unique vintage finds, or want to snag something special for yourself too, you can find it in the Emerald City.
Pink Pearl PR and Empress Avenue hit the streets to check out all that Seattle has to offer, and provide our picks for the Best Children’s Boutiques!
Beebops & Lollipops: For the Party Planner
This one is cheating a little, as Beebops & Lollipops lies just outside of Seattle in Snohomish, but there is no way we could leave it unrecognized. This adorable shop specializes in all that you need to throw the perfect soiree for your little ones. From party supplies, to custom made tutus, bowties, hats and crowns-Beebop’s & Lollipops is your one stop shop. Not only do they provide supplies, but if you so choose, they would happily plan your event for you! From birthdays to tea parties and all those in between, they custom create themes or you can choose from one of their go-to’s! http://www.beebopsandlollipops.com
Bootyland: For the Eco-Conscious Connoisseur
In the charm and eclecticness that is Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, you will stumble upon Bootyland, a kids shop dedicated to eco-conscious toys and clothing for kids, toddlers and babies. Their mission? To provide provisions for sustainable living. With eco-friendly pacifiers for baby, and essential oils for mom, this shop isn’t one to miss. Fun fact? Bootyland was the first of its kind in the city to provide organic and hemp baby clothing, which has now extended to toddler and kid sizes as well. A plus for those rainy Seattle days, Bootyland has an amazing selection of raincoats and rain boots to keep your little ones dry. See more of the delightful options Bootyland has to offer by visiting them online; www.bootylandkids.com.
Clover: For the Toy Loving Tot
In the heart of Ballard, you will find Clover. A store that specializes in making imaginations soar and where you can find all the toys you wished you had growing up. Storeowner Sarah Furstenberg embraces the mantra that the store should be a place where children can enjoy looking, pretending, learning and having fun. Venturing into Clover will give you an experience out of a fairy-tale children’s story, where everyone can wander through the aisles and pick out a gift for your niece, nephew, granddaughter or grandson. Don’t miss the chance to take a tour of this enchanting boutique. Visit Clover online, here: http://clovertoys.com.
Curtsy Bella: The One Stop Shop
Located just behind University Village, Curtsy Bella, is a beautiful boutique that offers something for everyone. If you have a baby shower coming up-Curtsy Bella is where you should head. From stylish diaper bags for the mom-to-be who is a true fashionista at heart, to custom made creations, you can’t go wrong. While you’re there, pick up something for your next bachelorette, birthday or wedding as well! Curtsy Bella truly is the one stop shop for baby and mom alike! Bonus: if you don’t have time to stop by their shop, order a custom made creation online! Embroidery? Check. Personal Shopping? Check. Explore the mother-daughter owned boutique here: http://www.curtsybella.com
Once Upon a Time: For Photos and Fun
Once Upon a Time resides in the beautiful and quaint neighborhood of Queen Anne. The old Victorian Style home has been converted into a unique boutique that will delight all those who visit. Room after room of treasures, from functional diaper bags and bedding, to old wooden dolls and dress-up costumes, Once Upon a Time is as whimsical as its name suggests. If you find a dress-up costume that you just must snap a photo of, you’re in luck. Once Upon a Time is also home to Kiana McCrackin photography, who specializes in family portraits. Visit this imaginative wonderland here http://onceuponatimetoys.net and stop by their shop in Queen Anne.
RetroActive Kids: For The Vintage Queen
Take a step back in time; to the funky feast for your eyes that is Retroactive Kids. This vintage themed boutique located in South Seattle will undoubtedly inspire stories to all those who enter. The shop focuses on the unique, retro and one of a kind items for both kids, and those who are still kids at heart. An added bonus? Retroactive Kids shares a space with Columbia Cuts, an adorable hair salon where your little one can get their locks snipped while sitting in retro-style cars. This shop is a must hit for those looking for an eclectic and retro item. Travel back in time with Retroactive Kids here: http://www.retroactivekids.com/index.php .
Sugar Babies: For the Ultimate Fashionista
In the outskirts of Seattle lies Sugar Babies, which, must like its name suggests provides product so sweet it will make you swoon. This shop is for the mom and babe duo who could easily be voted best dressed by their peers. One of the amazing things about Sugar Babies is their easy to use and very informative website! If you can’t make it out to Sumner to check out these delectable duds, shop online from the comfort of your own home. Products are listed by designer, where you will find everything from Isabella & Chloe to Juicy Couture. Feeling creative? They provide nursery design ideas, and carry everything you need to make your nursery design come to life! A bonus for those shopping from home, they provide free shipping on orders over $99. Make sure to check out their constantly updated blog for product reviews, workouts for mom, and much, much more. Find all the sweetness that is Sugar Babies, here: https://shopsugarbabies.3dcartstores.com
The Original Children’s Shop: The True Classic
Located in Seattle’s beautiful Madison Park neighborhood, the Original Children’s Shop has been a staple to the area since 1952. Family owned and operated, this shop will delight you with its classic and elegant finds. Specializing in apparel from infants to pre-teens, and with designers like Lily Pullitzer, Hartsrings and Splendid, you are sure to find the perfect item you are looking for. One of the most endearing add on’s of this classic boutique is The Salon. That’s right, while mom shops, your child can get a haircut all in the same place! Perfect for a busy mom on the go. To check out both the Original Children’s Shop and The Salon, visit them here: http://www.theoriginalchildrensshop.com/index.php
Tottini: For Functional & Fashionable Finds & Furniture
Looking to get started, revamp, or gift to a nursery? You will find all you need at South Lake Union’s Tottini. Carrying top brands like babyletto, monte, and BabyBjorn, Tottini provides modern and designer baby furniture in a hip shop right downtown. From furniture like changing tables and and cribs, to bedding and strollers, you will find all you need to satisfy your tot at Tottini. An advantage of shopping at this local boutique: they have a price match guarantee! If you find anything somewhere else for less than what Tottini sells it for, they will match that price no questions asked. Pretty great, right? Not to mention they have all the information you could possibly desire on their modern and functional website. Can’t wait to check out Tottini downtown? Visit their site here: www.tottini.com, and get to shopping!