Whether you’re feathering the nest for your first, second or fifth hatchling, the thrill of splurging for a new little bundle never seems to get old (if you don’t believe us, just ask grandma). But where do you land the choice gear that reflects the uniqueness of your adorable nestling as well as our own sense of style and personality? From drive-worthy boutiques to shops just around the block, flip through the gallery to discover our favorite stores for everything baby. Go forth and spoil away!
OK, so we know this place doesn't technically fall under the baby boutique category, but for us multi-tasking moms and dads looking to track down some out-of-the-box baby items and big kid stuff all in one place, we'd be heedless not include this store on our list. You'll find the Kid's Club to be a high energy, everything-under-the-sun kind of store (Psst... they've even got their own hair salon inside) located next to the play area at University Village. This makes for a perfect spot for anyone shopping with a tot or two in tow. As you head inside you'll find a nice assortment of strollers and car seats assembled and ready to be tested before you make a purchase. And for smaller items, there's an entire wall dedicated to those ingenious baby products from Boon, Skip-Hop and Hape as well as tons of super-soft jammies for tykes by Tea and Sweet Bamboo. Wander through and you'll also find plenty of fun toys the whole family will enjoy, from dress up clothes, to art supplies, games and books, plus an entire section of clothes just for the older set.
Bonus: Kid's Club holds a story time every Monday at 11 a.m. that makes the perfect pre-lunch gig for you and your crew.
2630 N.E. University Village St.
Seattle, Wa 98105
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
photo: Rachael Brandon
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— Rachael Brandon