Whether you are looking for clothing for your baby girl, or shoes for your son, or even secondhand baby clothes, there are a variety of shopping options both in person and online to consider. Even though babies don't care much about what they wear as long as they are covered and warm, there are still adorable clothing options that will have your little one looking cute year round.
There are many stores that have both retail locations and sites online. These stores feature basic items such as jeans, tees, onesies and cotton play clothes as well as stylish pieces to give your baby's wardrobe a fun and fresh look. Some stores offering stylish yet practical baby fashions include:
Gymboree is a specialty retailer that features clothing and accessories for babies and kids. Expect to find practical items such as shorts, tees, jeans and sleepers as well as seasonal items for the holidays with fun graphics and designs. Gymboree is especially known for bright colors and whimsical patterns. Orders over $50 ship for free.
Crazy 8 is a division of the Gymboree Corporation and not only features great fashions for babies and kids, but low prices and a wide selection of items. Find clothing for boys and girls in sizes newborn to size 14. Find a mix of casual clothing such as bodysuits, playsets and rompers and fun items such as holiday-themed three-piece sets consisting of a bib, onesie and pants and sweaters featuring monkeys, bears and dogs. Orders over $50 ship for free.
The Children's Place
The Children's Place has a large selection of baby clothes ranging in size from newborn to toddler, as well as kids sizes up to size 14. Not only will you find clothing but shoes, accessories and outerwear. The Children's Place has layettes and Christening outfits for baby as well as basics such as coats, leggings, bodysuits and jeans. The Children's Place has especially good back-to-school sales where jeans typically retail for around $10 a piece. All online orders of $75 and up will ship for free.
Babies R Us
Babies R Us is part of the Toys R Us brand and carries a selection of clothing for baby boys and girls in sizes up to 24 months. Babies R Us is the largest specialty baby store chain in the world and has an extensive inventory of products designed for children. You can find anything from basic white onesies to colorful footie sleepers and matching sets as well as items featuring characters from Sesame Street, Minnie Mouse and Dr. Seuss.
You can often find the Carter's brand at retail stores as well as outlet malls. The online site features clothes for newborns, infants and children up to age seven. Carter's carries mitten-sleeve clothing that prevents babies from scratching themselves and clothing designed to make it easy to slip on and off baby. Carter's has all the basics as well as items that can add a bit of style to any baby's closet.
Old Navy carries a mix of affordable, yet practical clothing in baby sizes up to 24 months. Expect to find bodysuits, tees, outerwear, sleepwear, sweaters, dresses and pants as well as cute accessories such as socks, hair bows and more. If you are in need of cute, seasonal items, Old Navy is your place. You will be able to find outfits for the holidays as well as ones for every season in between.
Unique Clothing Options
Finding unique clothing for babies can often be a challenge. Luckily, there are many sites online that have items for babies that are unusual and fun to wear. Many specialty boutiques also carry unique items that you may not find anywhere else. Some online sites to check out include:
The Retro Baby
From clothes with nostalgic sayings captions and images to onesies, rompers and more, The Retro Baby has your baby covered. This site features clothing with funny sayings and onesies with characters from yesteryear like Felix, Mighty Mouse or Popeye. The Retro Baby also carries organic baby clothing as well as designer baby clothes like Baby Aspen, and Elegant Baby.
Dimples and Dandelions
Dimples and Dandelions has both online and store locations and offers unique baby shirts, onesies and other clothing. You can find baby tutus, headbands, and big-flower adorned hats that are sure to attract attention wherever you go. Fashions blend 20s era style, with modern twists and a lot of ruffles.
Polka Dot Patch
Polka Dot Patch features cute and funky fashions for baby. Browse the extensive collection that features colorful and whimsical styles for your little one. You can find anything from animal print rompers, monogrammed sweaters, bodysuits with pigs and skunk graphics and even eco-friendly fashions. What you won't find is any clothing that is 'typical' or 'plain.'
Chasing Fireflies is filled with unique items for your baby. You can find seasonal costumes such as Christmas tutus and Easter dresses as well as a selection of baby dresses, rompers, tees, hats and even shoes. You can also find personalized items such as rompers and tees as well as unique items such as tuxedo pjs, crochet sweaters and a shark bathrobe.
Designer and High-End Fashions
Babies can wear the latest trends in fashion just like adults. Many designers include fashions for baby in their collections. While these items do not come cheap, they offer plenty of style and fun. Some designer fashions made just for baby include:
Janie and Jack: This retailer is part of the Gymboree Corporation and offers distinctive and high quality clothing and accessories for preemies to size 12 online and for preemies through size 6 in stores. Expect to find fancy holiday clothing, special occasion styles and a mix of stylish fashions for boys and girls.
Ralph Lauren: Just like the collection for adults, Ralph Lauren's baby line consists of high quality, classic clothing. You can find baby clothing for newborns to 24 months in styles such as tees, sweaters, hoodies, sleepers and more. Ralph Lauren also makes shoes and accessories for babies and kids.
Lavish Kids: This online boutique is filled with designer duds for your little one. You can find the latest designer baby fashions such as tops, jeans, dresses and outerwear as well as shoes and accessories.Brand names include Baby Dior, Aletta, Burberry, Versace and Seven for All Mankind.
Swanky Lil Baby: This boutique offers stylish designer children's clothing for infants and toddler.Top brands found at this site include Appaman, Anthem of the Ants, Coccoli, Imps & Elfs, Joah Love, Scotch & Soda Shrunk and Splendid Littles. You can find items such as rugby tunic sets, graphic tees, denim skirted leggings, lounge sets, thermal playsuits and cardigans.
Funny Baby Tee Shirts
Funny Baby Tee Shirts carries a selection of baby clothing including tees, creepers and onesies, all of which feature witty sayings. Find items with saying such as, "I'm glad to be out. I was running out of womb," or onesies and t-shirts based on popular song lyrics such as, "Red Sippy Cup, I Fill You Up," (based on Red Solo Cup by Toby Keith.)
It can be difficult to find clothing to fit preemies and smaller sized babies. There are several sites online that features clothing in specialty sizes. Some to check out include:
Perfectly Preemie: Find clothes designed especially for preemies at this online retailer. You can choose from items for boys, girls,or unisex fashions as well as basics made just for preemies. All orders over $30 ship for free.
MyMiracle Baby: This site features reasonably priced baby clothes that are either overstocks or manufacturer's closeouts. Most fashions are half off of retail price. In addition to preemie basics, you can find a selection of special occasion wear and holiday selections.
When shopping in person, always read the labels or packaging of baby clothes before you buy them. If shopping online, read the item description. Since babies can be messy, you will want to make sure you buy clothes that can be washed at home and will be durable. Durable, quality baby clothes will save you money in the long run. Before you go shopping, look for coupons and promotional codes that can save you money on your baby's clothing purchases.