1702 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tasteful, well-made clothing is on the menu at this Walnut Street shop, and the place has history, too. That’s because this family-owned children’s boutique has been in business for 40 years and counting. There’s something for everyone, with designer duds by Ralph Lauren and Petite Bateau mingled with tried and true everyday brands like Levis, Nike and Stride Rite. In addition, there’s a unique create-your-own custom sweater option for back to school sweaters that will make your child stand out in the bus line.
20 Haverford Station Road
Haverford, PA 19041
Happy girls are the prettiest, right? That’s the theme at Elizabeth Maar, a Main Line boutique that specializes in causal and cutting edge clothing for teen girls and women. Recently voted “The Best of the Main Line,” this boutique’s two locations in Haverford and Newtown Square offer up a great selection of sophisticated clothing and accessories from brands like alice + olivia, Drew, Fifteen Twenty and more. The mother-daughter boutique has been in business for 28 years and is known for its welcoming, “Cheers”-like atmosphere.
1901 Walnut St.
Philadelphia PA, 19103
This Rittenhouse Square boutique is the go-to place for Philly’s best dressed kids. For more than 30 years, Born Yesterday has served up an eclectic selection of styles exclusively for kids up to size 16. In addition to handmade sweaters and imported fashions, the shop offers T-shirts and denim fashions. Some of the brands available include Lili Gaufrette, Bitz Kids, Rowdy Sprout, Deux par Deux, Little Traveler and more.
4228 Main St.
Manayunk, PA 19127
From born to worn! It’s pre-schoolers to pre-teens at this Manayunk gem, which offers new and gently used (as in mint condition) styles for younger students. The well-stocked store offers popular brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, Ralph Lauren, Flowers by Zoe, Seven and Diesel, all at broken-in prices. It’s also jam-packed with selections for back to school, giving an elementary-age spin on secondhand chic.
713 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Boys and girls up to size 16 can get their school clothes as well as educational toys and books at this fun boutique located on Washington Square in Philadelphia. Owned by a former lawyer, this full service shop wraps, ships and even delivers gifts in the Philadelphia area. There’s even a children’s play area to keep not-so-enthusiastic shoppers occupied. (Hint: that restless little brother.)