Back to school is almost here again. Evoking attitudes of fresh new beginnings, it is also that time of year when kids refresh their closets due to wear and tear on clothing, but mostly because they have grown. When putting your BTS shopping plan together, plan to hit stores that offer stylish options as well as basics. Los Angeles kids want to look put together, and here are five of the best kids and tween clothing stores that have both chic and trendy clothes and essentials for boys and girls.
944 N. Beverly Glen Circle
Los Angeles, CA 90077
Located in the Beverly Glen Centre in Bel-Air, the Glen Kids boutique brings high fashion to boys, girls, tweens and newborns, too and is a must stop on the back to school shopping tour. Savvy parents know they can find some of the top quality European and American clothing lines here, and fresh looks that will make their kids happy when getting dressed in the morning for school. Find the latest looks from Wildfox, IKKS, Jean Paul Gaultier (junior sizes), Stella McCartney, Issac Mizrahi, Dolls and Divas, Splendid and Ella Moss. Glen Kids also features a selection of accessories and toys, perfect for gifting.
219 S. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA
The Popular boutique has wardrobe essentials and fashion pieces for both boys and girls. Always showcasing the best back-to-school trends, Popular makes shopping fun for the girls and more than tolerable for the boys. The store is bright, giving shoppers access and the ability to touch and feel merchandise. Girls beeline to the So So Happy brand of colorful and kitchy hoodies and Dirtee Hollywood tees and dresses, and boys are excited when they find their favorite Junk Food t-shirt — Star Wars, Captain America, Spidey and more are available. Trendy and inexpensive necklaces and bracelets are available as well.
Un Deux Trois
18632 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana, CA 91356
For girls only, Un Deux Trois is one of the first stores shoppers like to hit when looking for back-to-school outfits, essentials and accessories. Giving shoppers a personal shopping experience, the UDT shop gals help you pull together fun fashionable looks perfect for any school day, study group session or for the Friday night dance. Manufactured in the United States, the Un Deux Trois brand dresses girls sizes seven through preteen and features items ranging from tops, jeans, skirts and dresses to cardigans, pajamas and underwear basics. For outfit completion and fashion approval, accessories at UDT complement the overall look, whether it is a belt, tiara or cuff bracelet. Dressing rooms are mirrored, and there is ample seating for mom during the “fashion show.”
1015 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Appealing to the younger bunch, Peek Kids has the most adorable line-up of clothing. The Peek line has something for everyone, featuring comfortable designs for in and out of the classroom, playing at recess, hanging out after school and kicking back over the weekend. Stock up on Peek’s signature basics, which include denim, leggings, jogger pants and T-shirts made of super soft fabrics. Focused on durability, the Peek Kids clothing line is a parent favorite. Located in the chic Santa Monica neighborhood along Montana Avenue, Peek Kids’ neighbors include Frankie On the Park, Splendid and Butter —all great BTS shopping destinations.
La La Ling
1810 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Situated in the hip Los Feliz neighborhood, La La Ling welcomes shoppers into its lively interactive boutique. Appealing for newborns to kids 10 years old, La La Ling has chic and affordable fashion for pre-school and elementary school boys and girls. Boys are drawn to easy-to-wear but stylish shorts (very L.A.) from Appaman, and graphic T-shirts from Gnome Enterprises, Hatch For Kids and Junk Food. As for the girls, they adore the brightly colored Appaman skirts, harem pants by Munster and rock n’ roll muscle tees by Rowdy Sprout. La La Ling’s accessory department is always fun to shop — check out the Living Royal ankle socks featuring life size images of hamburgers, popsicles and pizza, sunglasses and beanie caps.