200 Linden St.
Wellesley, MA 02482
Kenzie has hands-down the coolest kids clothing around. They focus on tweens, a particularly difficult age group to shop for, so Kenzie is a much-needed boutique for moms all around the metro Boston area. Though they are closed on Sundays, the shop is open 6 days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., making it the perfect after school shopping destination. In addition to their original shop in Wellesley, Kenzie also has a location in Chestnut Hill, which is convenient to those that live in the city.
1024 Great Plain Ave.
Needham, MA 02492
Have kids of multiple ages? Pollywogs has everything from infant onesies to trendy teen duds. Pollywogs is a neighborhood favorite that has been recognized for excellent customer service and has been named Best of Boston for childrens clothing. The shop is super welcoming and the owners invite everyone to help themselves to a lollypop – including the adults – which of course adds a bit of whimsy to the shopping experience.
Abigail’s Children’s Boutique
93 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02482
Abigail’s is the perfect place to get adorable clothing for young children, especially when there is a special event coming up. The Wellesley-based retailer has an entire section of their store dedicated to first communions, and the rest of their store features other outfits perfect for weddings, Easter Sunday, the first day of school, and more. They also feature a great selection of products made in the U.S.A. which is a great way to make sure your children are wearing socially, economically, and environmentally responsible clothing.
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668 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Though this boutique is a bit closer to Boston, it is one of the best children’s stores in the entire area. Hatched specializes in healthy, sustainably produced goods that are perfect for conscious consumer moms. For over 10 years, Hatched has been the largest source of sustainable childrens clothing in Eastern Massachusetts. From newborn to age eight, Hatched has you covered for clothes, toys, games and even some home goods and jewelry for mom! Continuing on their commitment to sustainability, the store is zero waste, and has installed energy-efficient lighting.
5 Medford St.
Arlington, MA 02474
Arlington’s Wild Child is another great spot to shop for kids clothing just west of Boston. Meeting the perfect balance of quality and price, Wild Child is a great shopping experience for parents and kids alike. Hate shopping or need something fast? Wild Child has an online / phone-in personal shopper than can grab just what you need in a flash. They will then deliver options to your house (free of charge if you live in one of the following towns: Arlington, Belmont, Lexington, Winchester, Medford, Somerville, Cambridge, Waltham and Watertown). Amazing!
Cameron Bruns is the founder of BostonGreenBlog.com and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.