Spring It On! A new season is the perfect excuse to go shopping. No matter if you’re into girly bows or are on the hunt for simple onesies, we’ve rounded up the best children’s boutiques in Central Florida. Local mamas love these shops because of their curated selection of merchandise and how they make it so easy to find outfits that fit their kid’s personality. Below, find our favorite stores that make it next to impossible to leave empty-handed:
If you love… Frills & Ruffles:
Shop Bebe Baby Boutique
If your child likes to pretend to be a princess, then hitting up Park Avenue’s Bebe is a must. Their windows are filled with statement-making dresses and gowns that are perfect for special occasions of all kinds — birthdays, religious celebrations, holidays, father/daughter dances and more. While there’s no shortage of tulle, there’s also plenty of more day-to-day items like rompers, pajamas and other sweet outfits. Plus, they have one the best selections of baby and toddler footwear in town.
If you love… Preppy Flair:
Shop Tugboat & The Bird
Part toy store, part clothing boutique, Tugboat & The Bird on Park Avenue in Winter Park is the perfect place to find a gift that both mamas and kids will love. Once you pass the fun displays filled with sensory activities, books, dolls and more near the entrance, get ready for clothing galore. Their seasonal selection makes it impossible to choose just one outfit to buy, and if you have a penchant for preppy brands like The Beaufort Bonnet Co. and Little English, you’ll be in shopping heaven with lots of gingham, pleats and bows to choose from.
If you love… Cute Gear Just as Much as Clothes:
Shop Maison Baby & Kids
Some parents love filling their little one’s closets, while others are more into cool accessories and gear. If the latter sounds more like you, head to Maison Baby & Kids in Winter Park. The shop carries all the registry essentials, from smaller items like Copper Pearl burp cloths to the big-ticket ones like stroller wagons. There’s also a wide selection of clothes from Posh Peanut and Magnetic Me along with Tender Leaf and Fat Brain Toy Co. toys, books and more.
If you love… Classic Colors & Prints:
Shop Yaya & Lou
While there’s nothing wrong with loud colors and cartoon-like prints, sometimes you want to dress in your child in something that’s not covered in rainbow unicorns. The chic Yaya & Lou on Edgewater Drive in College Park caters to parents with a more simplified aesthetic. With a focus on quality-made apparel, their racks are filled with cool brands you don’t see very often in other local shops like Fin & Vince, Oeuf and Little Cotton Clothes.
If you love… A Little Bit of Everything:
Shop Bunny & Clyde
With an adorable name like Bunny & Clyde, you know what’s inside the store is going to be equally as cute. Located in Downtown Lake Mary in a quaint white brick building, this children’s boutique is a one-stop-shop for babies and kids. Its inviting interior is filled with everything from Slumberkins and JellyCat stuffed animals to cute bibs and swaddles. Not to mention, the back half of the store is dedicated to all things fashion so you can outfit your little one in style.
If you love… Giving Back:
Shop Z and Q
Started by a mother and daughter duo in St. Cloud, Z and Q children’s boutique is unique for a few reasons. The first is that the owner creates and sells her own clothing designs, and the second is that all the items in the store must give back in one way or the other. For example, feeding accessory brand Bello Tunno provides a meal for a child in need for each product sold, while Hatley, an apparel line, supports kids in India. So, whether you’re looking for a cute new outfit, developmental activities or a little “just because” gift, know that every item you choose helps affect positive change.