The problem with children is that they insist on continually growing and wearing out their clothes. Fortunately for parents, Seattle is home to many shops that cater to your little one’s sizes and your unique tastes. The following shops feature the latest in fashion, the newest trends in organic materials and suggestions for the biggest bang for your buck. Whatever your situation, here are five of the best shops to consider.

Bootyland
1317 East Pine St.
Seattle, WA
(206) 328-0636
www.bootylandkids.com

The Bootyland website states, “Sustainability is defined as resource that meets present needs without compromising those of future generations.” This boutique not only caters to to forward-fashioned moms, but also to those who are concerned about larger issues at hand. Opening in 1996, Bootyland is committed to finding clothing that isn’t made in sweatshops, items that can be found locally, offering organic clothing options and items that are made from PVC-free materials. This philosophy also extends to offering a shopping environment that is safe and comfortable for all family types.

Kookaburra Kids
3432 NE 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 525-0619
www.kookaburra-kids.com

Kookaburra Kids offers a fine selection of new and second-hand children’s clothing. Only clothes that are in excellent condition will be sold and at a fraction of the cost of buying the item new. The owner also encourages consignment sales of cash or store credit worth 15 percent more. This can be a great service for young families whose children have grown out of items that they have only worn two or three times.

Kid’s Club
University Village
2623 Northeast University Village St.
Seattle, WA  98105
(206) 524 -2553
www.shopkidsclub.com

Located in University Village, Kid’s Club boasts of having everything a growing family needs including clothing for babies pre-teens, maternity wear, strollers, baby items, toys and haircuts. The whole family can and will feel comfortable while visiting. Even the family pooch is welcomed. Need a last minute gift? They offer complimentary gift wrap on sight.

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Magpie Toys And Clothes
2002 E. Union St.
Seattle, WA  98122
(206) 860-6035www.magpiekid.com

Magpie Toys and Clothes ia s boutique shop located in Seattle’s Central District. What makes this store stand out from others is that they offering their own unique line of products that are crafted within the store. Clothing is focused on sizes 12 months to seven years and includes everything from accessories, hats, shoes, diaper bags, leathers goods and more. These clothing options are complemented by a nice selection of  toys, games, books and gifts. Magpie is constantly trying out new fabrics and styles so there is something new to see every time you shop.

Kids On 45th
1720 N. 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-5437
www.kidson45th.com

One of Seattle’s oldest new and used children’s consignment stores is located in Wallingford neighborhood. Kids on 45th has been in business for 20 years. The store offers goods that are updated on a daily basis including new organic items with natural fibers, reusable lunch products and popular kids brands. Kids on 45th is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Jeffrey Totey is a freelance writer living in Seattle. He has a love for the arts and is a student of pop culture. He covers stories about the performing arts, theater, museums, cultural events, movies and more in the greater Seattle area. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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