Shopping for your little one can be exciting and challenging all at the same time, as there many factors to consider when finding clothes for precious babies. New parents may be overwhelmed with so many decisions to make, but this is a joyous occasion, so take your time when finding the stores that are just right for your family. Orange County is filled with many baby clothing stores, but the following locations have quality merchandise and customer service that stands out above the rest.
1800 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Bel Bambini has two locations: one in West Hollywood and, luckily for Orange County residents, a recently opened store in Newport Beach. This store consistently receives rave reviews for its selection of unique and fashionable items and awesome customer service. Bel Bambini is labeled as a high end boutique for children’s clothes, and you may just spot the occasional celebrity when you stop in. Here you’ll find adorable items like frilly diaper covers made from fancy fabrics like lace. In fact, a good portion of what you’ll find here is covered in bows and adorned in pretty colors. Choose from beanies, dresses, toddler jeans, dazzling girl shoes and swim wear from top brands and designer labels. Moms-to-be can also find haute maternity wear here.
Mac and Madi, Unique Children’s Boutique
203 Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, CA 92672
This store has one of-a-kind items that are hard to find elsewhere. Mac and Madi offers adorable tutus in shades of pink, fuchsia and even a zebra stripes. In addition, you will find other precious items at Mac and Madi’s like the Mary Jane metallic socks–white socks that have either gold, red, pink, purple, green, or silver fabric that make baby girls look as if they are wearing Mary Jane shoes. For baby boys you will find clothes that will make grandparents proud of their little gentlemen in the makings. Plaid shirts and Vintage Polos will keep boys comfortable and stylish, all at the same time.
Rascals to Rebels
Located in the Shops at Rossmoor
12185 Seal Beach Blvd.
Seal Beach, CA 90740
You have to love a store with a name like Rascals to Rebels. If the name doesn’t win you over, the huge selection of baby clothes and children’s items to choose from will surely make you a fan. They carry everything from hair accessories to pajamas, blankets and tights to rain gear. To top it off, you will find many name brand items that are family favorites like Billabong, Flowers by Zoe and Ooh La La Couture. Moms taking their little ones along to shop will appreciate the children’s play area, while aunties and uncles will love the free gift wrapping on any purchase. Parents on a budget will happy to see that Rascals to Rebels also has tons of sales on a regular basis. Make sure and check out the Facebook page for updates on their latest arrivals, printable coupons and sale dates.
3315 Hyland Avenue, Suite B
(On the left of the OC Mart Mix by the courtyard fountain area)
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Granola Babies is every environmentally-conscious mom’s dream. Not only to does the shop excel in making sure babies are healthy, but it also leads the way in cute designs and great colors. This stor carries eco-friendly items like natural teethers, wooden toys and cloth diapers. Find cute animals like baby birds, dinosaurs and fuzzy lions printed on clothes that both parents and children will love, alongside the latest styles that you will not find at department stores. Shop for rompers in every color imaginable and handmade items like the April Twirl Scooters Skirt, which makes dressing up little girls lots of fun. Also be sure to check out Baby Legs–leg/arm warmers for infants and toddlers that can an extra layer to keep warm or help them to avoid scrapes for little ones in the crawling stages.
5 Seas Kids
301 Marine Ave. #C
Balboa Island, CA 92662
Formerly known as Red Sail, 5 Seas Kids is located in the village of Balboa Island and has previously been voted best little children’s boutique in Orange County. It’s easy to see why with their enormous selection of clothes, toys, and gifts for children. You can find clothes for newborns up to the size 14. If you have looked all over town for a special occasion outfit for a christening or first communion and had no luck, this is most definitely the place to go. You’ll also find day wear, including jackets, swimwear and pajamas and accessories like hats, sunglasses, gloves and tights. Fashion divas will love 5 Seas Kids’ selection from name brands like Posh, Juicy Couture baby, Wee ones, Malley & Co. and many more.