Maybe it’s the fashion blogger in me, but I love shopping for clothes for my kids. When they were itty bitty babies, I would see the teeny tiny pieces at the store and get all “awwww…..so cute!” And now when I see clothes for kids their age that are more stylish than some of the adult clothing out there, I still get all “awwww….so cute!”
Even before I was a mom, I would look through children’s clothing catalogs and make a shopping list for my hypothetical children. I’ve been to several different places to shop for my kids, and these 8 are definitely the ones to go to first.
source: Facebook / The Children’s Place
1. The Children’s Place
As its name suggests, this store is the place for children. You’ll find great basic pieces like denim, onesies and graphic tees, as well as a few seasonal items around the holidays. The store carries children’s shoes and accessories and is reasonably priced.
Next time you’re on Facebook, make sure you “like” The Children’s Place to receive news, updates and info on product promotions.
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For a selection of practical, yet fun clothes for your children, Kohl’s is great! The store carries quality pieces and often has great sales. I’ve found lots of clearance items for my kids for under $5.00! Plus, you can earn “Kohl’s cash” every time you shop, which is fabulous. I’ve been able to walk into the store with Kohl’s cash and leave with merchandise that was completely free!
Head over to the Kohl’s Facebook page for information on upcoming sales, online deals and more!
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3. Mini Boden
If you’ve got the budget for higher end children’s clothing, I recommend Mini Boden. The company is based out of Britain and has lines for men, women and children ages 0-16. The collections are playful, full of color and have lots of fun designs. I would totally stock my closet with women’s Boden products if I had the budget for it.
Visit the Mini Boden website to learn how you can get 10% off plus free shipping.
4. Consignment Stores
For budget-minded mamas like me, consignment stores are a terrific way to score brand name (used) children’s clothing that won’t break the bank. With each of our children, we’ve been able to stock up on tons of clothes by buying in bulk at consignment stores. We like to do this when the children are first born and sprouting like weeds, since they outgrow their clothing so quickly. You can find pieces for as little as $1.00! Check and see what consignment stores are near you, and then stop by and check out the selection.
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5. Pink Princess
As the resident blogger for the online children’s boutique Pink Princess, I must sing its praises! It carries clothing that works for everyday, but what makes it special is the selection of formal and special occasion clothing that it sells. If you’re looking for a flower girl, bridesmaid or First Communion dress for your little girl, Pink Princess has you covered! But that’s not all- there’s also fun and formal pieces for little princes too.
Check out all of what Pink Princess has to offer on its website.
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6. Hanna Andersson
Another fun and quirky place to find kids clothing is Hanna Andersson. In addition to traditional clothes, the store sells shoes, accessories, sleepwear and has a selection of backpacks. But what’s really fun is that they sell a lot of items that are available in men’s, women’s and children’s sizes, so everyone in the family can be cute and matchy matchy! (Keep that in mind when you’re trying to find outfits for this year’s Christmas card.)
If you go to the Hanna Andersson Facebook page, you can see adorable photos of customers rocking their duds, and also stay up to date on promotions and other news!
I mean, do I even need to explain here? Target is the happiest place on earth (sorry Disneyland), so of course you want to shop for kids clothes there! You can find great deals on everyday basics, and there is always at least one rack of clearance items to flip through. Here’s some exciting news- the company just launched an exclusive line of children’s clothing called Cat & Jack!
If you’ve got a Target REDCard (if you don’t, you should!), you can shop online at target.com and get free shipping!
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For quality, preppy style clothing, check out Gap’s children’s collection. From polo shirts to khakis and eyelet dresses to Bermuda shorts, Gap Kids is all about high style that’s just right for a day at the country club. The merchandise is priced higher than other retailers, but the clothes last through many of life’s messy moments.
Follow Gap on Facebook to stay informed of sales and find fashion inspiration through its adorable posts and photos.