There’s no better way to greet a new season than with a fresh wardrobe. Once you’ve shaken out the last bit of sand from those Natives, grab the kids and hit the (local) road to shop your little fashionistas ’til they drop! We mapped out the coolest kid’s stores in town (and added a pit stop suggestion for each to keep you all fueled). Scroll down to find out where the hippest kids are stocking up this fall.
photo: Pink Chicken
Bring your bohemian-chic kiddos here for bold patterns, vibrant colors and highly wearable fashion. While PC is known mostly for female clothing (infant to adult), Blue Rooster, a collection for little boys (up to size 6) launched in early 2016. These days you’ll find an adorable “Mommy and Me” capsule that coordinates boys patterns with mom. Inspired by wallpaper and ethnic prints, Stacey Fraser designs no fuss clothing that feels as good as it looks. As the rest of the Fall 2017 collection trickles in, hurry on over for on trend Camouflage pieces and super cool Skate backpacks.
Cool refuel for your shopping expedition: With so many options on Montana Ave., it’s hard to choose. But our pick for a pick-you-up is Kye’s for a Fruity Boba drink.
1524 Montana Ave.
photo: Ron Robinson
Ron Robinson Kids Santa Monica
Does your child have the gift of garb? Can your kid style the family dog better than you dress yourself? If so, round up the entire family and hustle over to Ron Robinson Kids. Once there, fashion-forward kiddos will deck themselves out in Cameron Rose accessories, Superism tops and AG jeans. They’ll also find exclusive collaborations with brands like Mini Rodini and Adidas.
Cool refuel for your shopping expedition: You don’t even have to leave she shop! Relax on the patio while enjoying a cappuccino from the Top Brewer machine which grinds coffee beans for each cup.
1327 5th St.
photo: Jaimie Hackney
Kids Atelier Beverly Hills
For fashionistas looking to get runway ready, head over to this Rodeo Drive treasure (formerly Catimini) where you’ll find the class and style you’d expect in this posh location with none of the attitude. The super sweet sales team is eager to please and will make your visit feel more like a dream than a drag. This location features a bi-level space with an upstairs area for children to make arts & crafts and chill (while parents do all the hard work). Kids Atelier caters to those designer conscious folks who know the difference between Miu Miu and Prada. Brands like Chloe (for girls), Little Marc Jacobs, and Karl Lagerfeld line the racks in a full range of newborn to tween sizes for boys and girls. Be on the look-out for end of season sales, where you can score up to 50% off!
Cool refuel for your shopping expedition: Need a little pep in your step? Walk a few doors down to Alfred Coffee and treat yourself to a delicious cold brew float or affogato.
479 N Rodeo Dr.
photo: Miki Miette
Word on the playground is, this Culver City spot is the go-to place for basics with flair. Who says your little one can’t do a cartwheel in a lantern sleeve top? Sweatshirts with ruffle detail can take your youngster from the classroom to the gym and back home for family dinner. This boutique offers soft materials for the rough and tumble kids out there who refuse to sacrifice style for comfort. Made for girls and boys up to size 6, Miki Miette offers trendy clothes in muted palettes that boast both form and function.
Cool refuel for your shopping expedition: A Green Power Shake from Cafe Vida down the block is a must.
9434 Washington Blvd.
photo: Meghan Rose
This charming shop nestled in the heart of Silver Lake offers an impressive assortment of lesser-known but equally chic brands—Nico Nico, boy + girl, and Cholente, to name a few. Owner, Bronagh Staley, curates the store to reflect her mission of discovering new international designers. Kiddos with a knack for individual expression will flip out over these unusual finds. It’s also a fabulous spot to find birthday and baby gifts that are totally unique and always adored.
Cool refuel for your shopping expedition: Muddy Paw Coffee Company is a stone’s throw from here on Sunset Blvd. and a portion of the sale from each cup of coffee benefits an animal in need. Plus, your pet lovin’ kids are sure to make some new four legged friends out on the patio.
406 Micheltorena St.
photo: Michele C. via Yelp
Ultra Violet Kids
For the ultimate in sustainable fashion, look no further than Ultra Violet Kids. At this Atwater Village shop, designer Michelle Chaplin breathes life into deadstock fabrics and produces each garment locally. Parents will appreciate the reduction in the family global footprint as kids strut their stuff in one-of-kind pieces. Striking patterns and colors adorn harem pants, tees, hoodies and dresses. As if we needed another reason to fall in love, for every turban or skull cap purchased, Ultra Violet Kids donates one to a child suffering from medically induced hair loss.
Cool refuel for your shopping expedition: Stroll down to Proof Bakery for a perfectly brewed cuppa and the best croissants in town.
3425 Glendale Blvd.
photo: Isaac T. via Yelp
Vroom Vroom Bitsy Boo
If your kid is heading to the school of rock this fall, a jaunt to Highland Park is a must. Vroom Vroom Bitsy Boo focuses on gender-neutral clothes that blur the line of convention, while also offering edgy and unique apparel from labels like Hux Baby, Mini Shatsu, Orange Heat and Tiny Whales. Your little rocker will not only dig the threads but the variety of rad toys and books.
Cool refuel for your shopping expedition: If you’re feeling more like, “Oh oh oh, sweet child o’mine” after this stop then head two doors down to Donut Friend for a cup of coffee and a Fudgegazi donut.
5031 York Blvd.
What are your favorite shops for your trendy tots (and growing fashionistas)? Let us know your picks in the comment section!