By the end of summer, kids have probably done some growing and, while last season’s shoes probably don’t fit, their clothes aren’t so “in” anymore either. According to the National Retail Federation’s 2012 Back-to-School spending survey, the average person with children in grades K-12 spent an estimated $688.62 on their children. Back-to-school shopping does not have to be a chore with these five on-trend children’s clothing boutiques sprinkled throughout Los Angeles. Find high fashion, easy-to-wear-and-play-in basics and discounted name brands to get kids through the school year.
11677 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 116
Los Angeles, CA 90049
This chic Brentwood children’s boutique has all the designer “play clothes” that moms on the Westside covet. Splendid, C&C, Tea Collection, Rose Spice and Luna Luna, just to name a few, give kids the fundamentals in comfort and cute. The Wonderland staff is ready and able to pull back-to-school or birthday party outfits together for little ones. It’s an easy shop to peruse with lots of eye candy (think toys and books, too) for the kids.
133 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Teens with a keen sense of style and sophistication will find Heavenly Couture to be great in style and easy on the debit cards. The concept here is that no item is more than $16. The quality merchandise is exactly what teen girls are looking for — fun pieces that are easy to mix and match. Wedge and platforms shoes, print scarves, colorful clutches, geometric-shaped jewelry and of course California-style dresses, tops and jumpers speak to the younger shopper.
8671 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
For the parent who doesn’t mind shelling out bucks for kids’ designer wear, Sunset Kids is always happening with the latest trends and styles in LA. If your kid happens to care what they wear on the first day of school and every other day after that, Sunset Kids delivers on inventory. From Stella McCartney to Scotch Shrunk Collection to Imoga, Sunset Kids features stylish essentials to classic dressy.
100 Citadel Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90040
Trend Theory at Citadel Outlets caters specifically to boys and men starting with size 2T and all the way up to men’s 3X. Shoppers will find exactly what they need for back to school this year including name brand polo shirts, skinny jeans as well as ties, backpacks, watches and shoes. Affordable prices and designer brands are what makes Trend Theory an excellent back-to-school shopping resource. Customers will find Lacoste, J Brand, Diesel, Seven for all Mankind, Toms, G-Star Raw, Civil Society, Micro and lots more.
Wear It Once, Wear It Twice
1725 W. Verdugo Ave.
Burbank, CA 91506
When families are on a budget, a resale store is often the icing on the cake. Wear It Once, Wear It Twice specializes in reselling gently worn children’s clothing. At this boutique, shoppers find girls and boys sizing from newborn to 12 years. The store carries popular store brands such as Janie & Jack, Gap, Gymboree, Children’s Place and many more. There is also a huge selection of new and gently used books, toys and sports equipment.
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Sheryl Craig is a writer with a passion for interesting finds and treasures in Los Angeles. She has a background in journalism and public relations. A mother of two daughters, Sheryl integrates her healthy lifestyle into raising her children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.