The Original Children’s Shop
That name may be a big claim to make, but it’s well-earned: Seattle-area kids little and big have found sweet special occasion outfits and classic everyday wear here since time immemorial (or the year 1952). The adjacent salon, complete with Mercedes Benz chair, specializes in first haircuts.
Post Alley Kids
Pike Place Market
Don’t let tourists have all the Post Alley fun. This Pike Place boutique has the best variety of tiny graphic tees and onesies in the game.
Sustainability is less a buzzword and more a way of life at this longtime, mom-run biz hawking hemp clothing and natural wood toys in the Chophouse Row space it shares with equally the virtuous Two Owls.
Holding down the children’s resale game in north Seattle, Childish Things rocks a huge selection of shoes, plenty of party wear, and a seasonally rotating selection of modern clothing for kids up to size 10—with some strict consignment policies that feature quality clothing parents can feel good about.
It’s worth a trip to Edmonds to visit the flagship store of this locally designed children’s brand, inspired by mom and founder Brittani Straub’s fruitless search for truly trendy baby gear. Here, sweatsuits and onesies alike trend more streetwear than Sesame Street. Plus, it’s just down the street from the Market, where you can grab a lobster roll and congratulate yourself on a shopping trip well done.
The only thing cuter than vintage clothing: tiny vintage clothing. Decorated with old-school toys and games and packed to the brim with a variety of new clothing and toys, modern consignment, and throwback threads, this cute Columbia City shop provides plenty of distractions for little ones. Read: You’ll have plenty of time to reminisce.
City Mouse Studio
Seattle has no shortage of local baby brands to choose from—but City Mouse stands out for its soft, sustainable materials, precious, vintage-inspired patterns, and sheer reach. Find its products at children’s boutiques around the country, or head to West Seattle for the real deal.
Flora & Henri
Owner and designer Jane Hedreen launched her children’s clothing line in the late ’90s—now, a light-filled showroom houses her designs alongside home goods and fashions for the whole family (the one whose house always seems to have the sleekest gadgets and tome-stocked book shelves).
Kym’s Kiddy Corner
You never know what you might find at this colorful explosion of affordable consignment toys, gear, and clothing just down the street from Woodland Park Zoo.
Even if you’re not currently pregnant or pushing a wee babe in a fancy stroller—which puts you in the minority during weekday shopping hours here—this is a solid place to keep in your back pocket for when you need to find the perfect baby gift.
Little Harbor Company
It’s nice to have an island go-to in case of beachtime wardrobe casualties. But Little Harbor’s so much more than that: This standout children’s boutique on Bainbridge Island’s main drag carries stays stocked with fashionable and cozy clothes you won’t find on the mainland.
My Three Little Birds
This expansive consignment store has the clean and organized feel of a high-end boutique, without the high-end prices. It’s a go-to for deals on baby gear and keeps some new stuff in stock, too, so you can grab a gift and knock out school shopping all in one go.
Let’s be honest, who wants to pay full price for a kids tux they’ll barely fit in once the festivities are over? Sugarlump’s complete range of high-quality, pre-used clothing—priced at about one-third of what it’d cost new—caters to offspring of all ages. Shoes even extend into smaller adult sizes (because dressing a middle schooler doesn’t need to be any harder than it already is). Owner Malia Martin says she puts out items as fast as they come in, so check back regularly.
This organic cotton clothing line founded by a local mom in 2003 (before it was cool, mind you) morphed into a store of its own—then joined forces with Chophouse Row powerhouse Bootyland for a kids’ shopping experience that’s as ethical as it is adorable.