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Best Clothing Stores for Kids in Seattle

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Kids and growing go together, and before you know it, they need new clothes. There are some great stores in the Seattle area that carry local designers, sustainable clothing, and just all-around cool stuff your kids will want when they head back to the classroom.

Bootyland
1317 E. Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98122
206.328.0636
http://www.bootylandkids.com

An eco-friendly, non-sweatshop, local and organic materials clothing store for kids (and parents, too!). They have a consignment area, if you’re interested in buying or selling, as well as environmentally friendly toys. With cool, hip clothes (skull caps, funky graphic t’s) from infants through kids size 12. And to celebrate 11 years in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, Bootyland is throwing a party on Thursday, August 11, 2011. There will be specials all day. And from 5:30pm -8:30pm a DJ, fashion show, face painting and henna. Might be a great time to snag some back-to-school items while the kids have fun!

Clover
5335 Ballard Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98107
206.782.0715
http://www.clovertoys.com

A fully-stocked, quaint store in Ballard, you can find some of Europe’s best clothing lines for kids, as well as local
NW designers, like Ivy Studio and Seattle’s Eight3one and Kate Quinn. Come in to find everything you need for baby’s nursery from cloth diapers and covers, to natural fiber onsies and sleep suits to back-to-school basics, play wear and rain gear for six and seven year olds. With fun toys, quirky and original room decor items and more, it’s a place that will keep you and your little ones amused as you shop.

Kids Club
University Village
2630 NE Village Lane
Seattle, WA 98105
206.524.2553
http://www.shopkidsclub.com

Up in the U District’s sprawling open-air shopping spot, is a store with clothes to fit your child from his infant through tween years (size 16). With cool brands like Roxy, Marmot and Quicksilver, your kid will be stylin’ on the first day back to school. With lots of baby gear, toys (and complimentary gift wrap) and even a hair salon, it’s a one stop shop to get your kids ready for fall. Stop in on Saturday, August 7, 2011 for a Friendship Day craft – your kids can make their own friendship bracelets while you browse.

Sugar Babies
926 Main Street, Suite 104
Sumner, WA 98390
888.770.6221
http://www.shopsugarbabies.com

Granted, this shop is not in Seattle proper, but some folks swear you haven’t shopped for babies and kids (and pregnant moms) until you’ve been to Sugar Babies. Ordering online is also a possibility, and their website claims orders over $99.00 get free shipping. With clothing sizes from newborn to 12, there are lots of funky, edgy items that are as fun for mom as they are for kids. And don’t forget mom – fun maternity wear and all the gear and layette items she could ever need are here.

The Original Children’s Shop
4216 E. Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98112
206.328.7121
http://www.theoriginalchildrensshop.com

The Original Childrens Shop opened for business in 1952. It’s still independently owned and operated, and recently featured on Seattle’s New Day television show. Stop in to find all your favorite brands like Hartstrings, Tea Collection, Kissy Kissy, Splendid and Juicy Couture. Plus, with a kids’ hair salon right in the shop, your child can get a trim while you look for their new wardrobe. Call to make an appointment. Online shopping available as well.

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