April 10, 2024

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Shopping, Clothing & Fashion

7 Best Kids’ Clothing Stores Online 2023 to Outfit All Your Little Ones

With a three-year-old who just finished his first year of pre-school, I’m starting to learn the peaks and valleys of summertime with kids. Peaks? Sprinkler play in Central Park, picnics, and outdoor exploring. Valleys? No school! Bugs, constant sunscreen application, and the battle over hats. But it’s also, in my humble opinion, the most fun time of year to shop for your little ones at one of what are, in my book, the best kids’ clothing stores online. Whether it’s an adorable Minnow paisley print swimsuit with grosgrain ribbon tie or more practical camp essentials like Primary’s rainbow of rash guards. Just in time for this most important stock-up time of year, beloved kids’ online retail utopia Maisonette is launching Maisonette Outlet, for a steal on all their favorite brands–think of it as the Outnet to their Net-a-Porter. I’ve been searching for summer sandals for my 14-month-old, who just started walking (and found some great daisy print jellies at Gap) and some cute but tumble-ready shorts for my three-year-old (the Bingo shorts from Oso & Me have become a must-have in every colorway!). Herewith, a list of some of my best kids’ clothing stores online for summer and beyond.

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Everything you want from stroller to roller skates, not to mention the cutest clothing brands, and now the just-launched Outlet is like an end-of-season sale all year round! I love the fun prints and practical silhouettes from their house brand Maison Me, as well as favorite Pink Chicken block print swimsuits or dresses and La Coqueta striped blouses for girls and boys with their crisp Nehru-collars that scream elegant European summer.

Pink Chicken girls Arden suit

Oso & Me Bingo Baby pocket shorts

Babiators Original Navigator in smoke lens

Minnow baby gingham drawstring brief

La Coqueta Jazmin long-sleeve shirt

Maison Me Victoria romper

Babiators Daisy sunglasses

I buy so many things on Etsy! It’s a great place to shop for used kids’ clothes and handmade kids’ clothes and accessories. I have gotten great smocked Liberty print dresses and vintage kids’ Levis and overalls. I favorite the shops I love as well as different items and then go directly to them when I’m looking for new items. It’s also my one-stop shop for kids’ gifts, from bath bombs with farm animal figurines inside to personalized straw baskets for a little lady on the go.

Cool Clever Gifts blue floral smocked dress

KFS Shop straw Moroccan basket

A Sundry Notion vintage denim shorts

Costme Party Shop reversible costume cape

Personalized Knits pullover sweater

IDenimUp 5R kids vintage Levi’s jean

Some of my favorite sweaters, PJs, and shoes for toddlers—and there’s usually a discount brewing! I got these fisherman sandals for Alice and always go to them for socks and hats. They have prints that are charming without being hideous, which can happen quickly with kids’ clothes.

Gap baby linen-cotton outfit set

Gap toddler no-show socks

Gap toddler mix and match leggings

Gap toddler checkered poplin shirt

Gap kids pointelle PJ set

An online emporium for all kinds of brands, from French hipster basics from Finger in the Nose to classic French elegance with Bonpoint. I love this striped swim costume from Juillet Juillet and wish this terry polo shirt from OAS came in my husband’s size.

Finger in the Nose Fiona flared jeans

Juillet Juillet Combishort anti-UV matière recyclée rayé

Bonpoint Nateo chambray shorts

Smallable Basics Sweat crewneck

OAS terry cloth polo shirt

The cool kid of online shopping has a secret stash of extremely covetable kids’ clothes. From the more traditional fare, like some of my favorite French brands like Bon Ton and Tartine et Chocolat, to a bevy of cool kid-beloved brands like Bobo Choses and mini Eckhaus Latta. I love this Eckhaus Latta summer stripe cardigan and Bon Mot Organic retro gym shorts.

Eckhaus Latta ribbed Bambino sweater

Bobo Choses baby white striped tank top

Tartine Et Chocolat floral one-piece swimsuit

Bonton baby green striped shirt

TinyCottons check backpack

Nordstrom has everything from socks to hats and everything in between. I live nearby and their kids’ department geniusly gives out free balloons for tiny visitors, so it’s become a neighborhood must-stop for my crew which always results in us picking up things we need, like velcro Converse Chuck Taylors, and some things we don’t need but definitely want like this cherry-accented Boden knit cardigan.

Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star 2V sneakers

Mini Boden short-sleeve pointelle cardigan

Native Shoes Jefferson slip-on sneakers

Zimmermann Tiggy embroidered chambray dress

Tucker + Tate zip-up hooded windbreaker

Petite Plume two-piece pajamas

I try not to buy a ton of fast fashion, but the kids’ clothes at Zara truly can’t be beaten, especially the girls’ section. The designs manage to be simple but stylish, a combo that seems straightforward but, with kids’ clothes, is surprisingly hard to nail down; it can often go saccharine or overly designed or too straightforward, and Zara walks the line between the two with aplomb. Below are a few favorites I have my eye on for Alice and Arthur. Though they sell out like hotcakes, I’ve already scooped up the “A” print baseball cap, these floral print Teva-esque sandals, and these gingham Mary Janes that I’m devastated don’t come in my size.

Zara kids ruffly alphabet patch cap

Zara baby striped swimsuit

Zara baby floral strappy sandals