Porter Square, Cambridge
While prices here range from affordable basics for babies, to girls’ dresses nearing $100, Twinkle Star has the bonus of a decent-sized sale section. The play space set aside inside this colorful boutique is a favorite for parents.
Newbury Street, Boston
A perennial favorite for the fashion forward mom, this is the luxury side of kids clothing. You’ll feel like you’re looking at mini-versions of your favorite designer duds, and wishing the tag said your own size. Expensive and irresistible.
Bird By Bird
Inman Square, Cambridge
Filled with funky kids’ clothes, this boutique features many items that are handmade by local designers. Their clothes aren’t inexpensive, but more affordable than many of the boutiques across the river. A play area to help occupy your little ones is a bonus.
Back Bay, Boston
Just off Newbury Street, this shop is absolutely adorable. It’s perfect for the particular mom who would prefer her little one not match every other child. As you might expect by its location, it’s pretty easy to spend a pretty penny.
The Red Wagon
Beacon Hill, Boston
Shopping for a baby shower or birthday? You’re sure to find a gift to impress here, and one that won’t be duplicated. Well-made clothes that don’t look like you’re in a hurry for your four-year-old to be fourteen.