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Best Children's Boutique

2023 Best Baby Shop

Tiny Tildie’s

If you: a) have a baby, b) know someone who’s having one, or c) just like looking at ridiculously adorable — and yes, tiny — things, head to this nearly year-old sister shop of Tildie’s Toy Box. It’s stocked with clothing and accessories for newborns up to size 3T (from brands like Posh Peanut and Quincy Mae, and expanding to size 6T in the fall), plus toys (we’re obsessed with Blabla’s hand-knitted dolls) and gear (like Mushie’s pastel silicone sippy cups and utensils). Need a baby-shower gift ASAP? They offer gratis gift-wrapping. Read More »

1833 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA Website

2022 Best Boutique for Your Babies

Buddha Babe

Kids’ clothes can often look so, well, childish. Tina Dixon Spence’s Buddha Babe appeals to style-conscious moms like NBC 10 meteorologist Brittney Shipp with deliciously soft baby essentials that pack plenty of personality, from the newly redesigned “Philly LOVE” theme to anything splashed with “Lil Jawn.” The store’s new sewing classes are some of the hottest tickets in town, with summer camp for kids and Sip and Sew sessions for parents quickly selling out. Read More »

7101 Emlen Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2018 Best Clothes for the Future Instagram Influencer


Nope, those aren’t pint-size Comme des Garçons tees – they’re by luxe kiddie loungewear brand Noggi. And those mini Gucci-looking slides? They’re actually Hoo shoes. (The Chloé label, however, is the real deal.) cBOP is stocked with clothes so stylish that you’d covet them for your own closet if the sizes didn’t range from newborn to a children’s 6. Read More »

393 West Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA | 484-412-8301 | Website

2018 Best Baby Gifts

Little Moon + Arrow

The problem with this dreamy bohemian shop is that no visit will ever be a quick one. On every shelf and table are the most adorable artist-crafted animal dolls, rainbow puzzles, dress-up masks, baby mocs and fuzzy blankets; you’ll have to inspect them all. (And we’ll admit: We buy gifts for grown-ups here, too.) Read More »

729 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-469-1448 | Website

2017 Best Preppy Kids’ Clothes

Gilbert & Evans

Why wait for a Shipley acceptance letter when you can start dressing your little one in seersucker rompers, lacrosse-stick-emblazoned ties and gilded Jack Rogers sandals right now? Read More »

92 Coulter Avenue, Ardmore, PA | 610-645-8332 | Website

2016 Best Children's Boutique


The last thing one expected to find on a random corner in South Philly: a jewel-box boutique for the under-10 set, flush with European lines of dresses, jumpsuits, tees and shoes that toe the line between too-cool-for-school and utterly adorable. Read More »

1226 West Ritner Street, Philadelphia, PA | 267-639-3254 | Website

2015 Best Children's Boutique


The whimsical moniker -- also the name, you may recall, of Pippi Longstocking's house -- sets the tone for the magical goods you'll find inside this new(ish) Chestnut Hill children's boutique: paisley bloomer short sets, nautical sleepers, baubles and bangles for your girly-girl, and hand-sewn superhero capes we wish came in adult sizes. Read More »

8135 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-242-0200 | Website