Kids’ Shopping Guide

The best local places to shop for your little ones.

Lauren Bell - May 2019

Kids’ Shopping Guide

The best local places to shop for your little ones.

Lauren Bell - May 2019

Amuse Toys in Fells Point. -Christopher Myers

➜ Clothes

THE PIED PIPER. Thanks to high- end brands like Ella Moss, Lilly Pulitzer, and Polo, tiny fashionistas ock to this one-stop shop in the Village at Cross Keys. The store offers a wide variety of styles, with sizes for children ages infant through 14. Village Square, 410-435-2676

WEE CHIC. If you are looking for the latest designs and gear for your toddler or tween, consider taking a drive to Green Spring Station to check out the goods at Wee Chic. With clothing, candy, bags, books, and toys, there’s something for every age and size kid in this store. 2360 West Joppa Road, Lutherville-Timonium, 410-878-7400

BELLE BAMBINI. Serving the Baltimore community for more than 10 years, Belle Bambini Children’s Boutique has everything from suits and occasion wear to pajamas and onesies for your mini-me. The store carries sizes from infant to teen and is even developing a section for moms. The experienced and friendly staff will make sure you never leave empty-handed. 1330 Reisterstown Road, 410-653-5437

THE LILY PAD OF TOWSON. If you don’t want to spend a fortune on clothes your children will quickly grow out of—or if you have a closet full of stuff that doesn’t t any of your kids—the Lily Pad of Towson is the place for you. Whether you’re looking to consign or to shop, this store specializes in gently used and affordable kid’s clothing and furniture. 6907 York Road, Towson, 410-377-0025

AWW BABY ORGANICS BOUTIQUE. With a mission to sell only the best eco-friendly products, Aww Baby Organics Boutique does all the work for you when it comes to finding quality items that are environmentally safe for your growing family. 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, 443-540-8377

TINY TOES. Tiny Toes is a one-of-a-kind children’s store situated among the quaint boutiques on Bel Air’s Main Street, offering clothes, swimwear, and accessories. Considered a Harford Country treasure, the shop focuses its efforts on providing the community with only the highest-quality merch for kids. 4 North Main Street, Bel Air, 410-420-6727

BABY PEA. Baby Pea Clothing specializes in pint-sized outfits for all occasions, from family photos to baby showers, weddings, and more. But the best part? If you don’t see an ideal design for your baby pea, they will create a fresh one for you! Based out of Damascus, Baby Pea Clothing is not exclusive to babies, with designs for teens and even adults.

➜ Toys

SMART KIDS TOYS. Great for teachers and conscientious parents, Smart Kids Toys is dedicated to the learning development of children. In addition to timeless favorites, the store has educational activity books and placemats, as well as remote-control cars and outdoor activity sets. Run by the former owner of Learning How, it’s the place for unique and high-quality toys. 11121 York Road, Cockeysville, 443-286-4975

AMUSE TOYS. With a carefully curated selection of cool stuff to play with, aMuse Toys is a go-to store for kids. But these toys are more than just fun distractions. Offering award-winning, smart toys from around the world, aMuse encourages creativity and innovative thinking for children aged newborn to 10-plus. 1623 Thames Street, 410-342-5000

➜ Bookstores

THE CHILDREN’S BOOKSTORE. Recognized as one of the top 50 indie bookstores in America by The Huffington Post, this Lauraville bookstore carries children’s chapter books and illustrated books of various genres for a range of ages. A hub for young readers, The Children’s Bookstore also partners with local schools for book fairs and author book signings. 4717 Harford Road, 410-532-2000

OLD FOX BOOKS. Seeking that rare quiet afternoon with the kids? Old Fox Books & Coffeehouse is where you’ll want to go. Little ones are able to browse books while you grab an afternoon caffeine pick-me-up. When the weather is nice, settle out on the back patio for a magical garden view and relax with a good read. 35 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, 410-626-2020





You May Also Like


Arts District

Baltimore Museum of Art Debuts New Branch at Lexington Market

BMA partners with the market to provide art programs, presentations, and gatherings.

Style & Shopping

Baltimore Fashion Week Returns With a Bang

Be on the lookout for industry parties and meet-ups in the event's 12th season.

Charmed Life

Head Back to School in Style With These Local Items

Where to go, and what to buy, to take full advantage of tax-free week.


Charmed Life

Style File: SewSquad

Founder Zoey Washington talks about her locally inspired sewing pattern brand.

Style & Shopping

Top Ten with Lindsey Brown

The owner of A Day N June Showroom shares her favorite things.

Best of Baltimore

Best of Baltimore 2019

Our annual roundup of the tops in dining, arts, service, media, and more.

Amuse Toys in Fells Point. -Christopher Myers

Connect With Us

Most Read


Relics of Baltimore's Forgotten Punk Scene Showcased in New Metro Gallery Exhibit: Celebrated Summer Records owner Tony Pence curates fliers, photos, and music from 1977 to 1989.

What is the Likelihood of President Trump Coming to Baltimore?: With a House Republican conference and an invitation from Elijah Cummings, a presidential visit might be imminent.

Greektown’s Yard 56 Mixed-Use Development to Open by 2020: Project on former Pemco industrial site will be anchored by Streets Market & Cafe and LA Fitness.

Decades Night Club Documents Baltimore Club Music History at the Peale Center: We speak with curator Mia Loving about her latest exhibit, on view through this week.