Best of Shopping 2008 Kids and Maternity

Category: Shopping + Fashion Articles


Best New Shop
Greenwood, 8317 Greenwood Ave. N; 206.706.0810
Earth friendly down to the recycled plywood floorboards, Twig offers a variety of organic outfits from designers, including local fave eight3one and Portland’s ivy studio. Twig is also one of the only places in the Northwest that carries the denim and simple tops from Dutch company Imps&Elfs.
Best Boutique for Perfect Party Dresses
Georgia Blu
West Seattle, 4707 California Ave. SW; 206.935.4499
The more-chic-than-shabby furniture and row of chandeliers let you know that this shop is made for extraordinary days—you’ll find top brands like Room Seven, Luna Luna, Redfish Kids, Tea Collection and Neige here. This summer, Georgia Blu debuted its baby shower program: After it closes, you can rent the shop, snack on delicious food from upscale catering company Gourmando—and shower the mom-to-be.
Best Boutique for Glamour Girls (and Boys)
Hush Baby
Redmond, 7303 164th Ave. NE, 425.558.3835; Gig Harbor, 4729 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Suite 200, 253.858.4874
Adorable finds with a Hollywood vibe abound at Hush Baby. For girls: handmade silk styles direct from a private dressmaker for infants to size 14, starting at $58. Boys can get in on the high style with a complete tuxedo (3 months to size 14), starting at $65. Hush Baby also hosts luxurious Mommy’s Night Out every February and August, complete with gift bags, delicious eats and champagne.
Best Boutique for Rocker Kids
Capitol Hill, 1317 E Pine St.; 206.328.0636
This rockin’ kiddie shop rules when it comes to organic choices with an edgy flair, selling new and vintage kid-size concert tees, argyle pants and patchwork dresses.
Best Boutique for Hipster Boys
Pop Tots
Roosevelt, 6405 Roosevelt Way NE; 206.522.4322
Boys score in this shop, connected to maternity chic shop Bump, where you can pick up little bowler shirts and choose from the ultimate selection of onesies and tees (to size 12, $15–$28) featuring images of icons such as Johnny Cash, the Ramones, the Smiths, Bob Marley, Che Guevara, the Beastie Boys and Barack Obama.
Best Boutique for Clothes With Retro Fabrics
Mimi Rose
Phinney Ridge, 6001 Phinney Ave. N; 206.361.1834
When it’s the whimsy of retro you want, this is the place: Sock monkeys dance on dresses and pants, and little girls’ frocks channel chenille blankets, all made by shop owner Margaret Rose. Rose’s clothing collections will take you right back to the days when every corner shop offered such personalized wares.
Best Baby Boutique on the Eastside
Bella Bambini
Kirkland, 1 Lake St.; 425.822.7200
Olympic figure skater Rosalynn Sumne