The kids are heading back to school, and it’s time to shop for clothing that will fit. Boutiques within Boston have a knack for stocking just the right mix and match for the child who has grown over the summer. These little shops specialize in keeping all of the family happy; finding the new school wardrobe that will fit into the family budget doesn’t have to be a chore. When it’s time to get ready for school, make a trip to any of these locations and enjoy the experience.
Pollywogs Children’s Boutique
1024 Great Plain Ave.
Needham, MA 02492
Pollywogs Children’s Boutique offers unique clothing and accessories in a welcoming environment. News of the exceptional customer service has spread like wildfire through word of mouth among parents in the Boston area. The co-owners are hard working, family-oriented and determined to give back to families who deserve a little something special, knowing budget concerns are still looming. Did we mention that the co-owners are sisters? In so many ways, that says it all!
The Red Wagon
69 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
The Red Wagon has it all: clothing, toys and children’s footwear. It could be considered your famiy’s one-stop shop for the new school year. One of the nicest features besides the atmosphere and fairly priced inventory is the convenient store hours for a working parent. Opening just before the lunch hour and closing up shop in the mid evening makes The Red Wagon, located in the heart of Boston, an easy trip for school clothing even during the work day.
Two Little Monkeys
77 Bow St.
Somerville, MA 02143
This specialty shop is making a name for itself, and if strollers or wheelchair accessibility is a must, then search no further. It is an easily maneuverable consignment and specialty boutique where you may find that accessory from last years rain gear that was impossible to find, the new backpack with your child’s favorite superhero or school colors, and of course a large collection of school clothes. The sales crew are available for simple purchases as well as providing information on consignment policy, just in case your little ones have grown out of “little” so fast that last year’s wardrobe has barely been used.
5 Medford St.
Arlington, MA 02474
Wild Child is committed to quality and solid fun for child fashion sense, setting high standards in providing top-notch, affordable clothing that is both fun and stylish. This special little shop has a feature uniquely it’s own — aside from the normal drop into the store type of shopping, Wild Child is available to drop in where ever you may be with just a phone call. In a rush? Call ahead and let the staff do the leg work for you. Mention a few sizes, lengths and favorite colors, and an assortment of quality clothing and accessories will be put aside for private attuned to your unique tastes.
807 Boylston St.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Fancy Pants provides an assortment of services to its clients besides just a gorgeous new wardrobe. A full-service family clothing, equipment and event store gives you the options other stores do not. A family-owned boutique, Fancy Pants perfectly answers the needs of families large and small. While there, take a look at the offered rentals of carriages, cribs, play areas, sturdy furniture, etc. going up to age 12. Shopping or selling (or both), Fancy Pants is always a pleasant option to find when having to collect another year of school clothing for the family. How do they grow so fast? Fancy Pants can help with that!
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