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Gathering the kids in the family van and heading to the local shopping center to look for new apparel is an exciting outing for most children. It is that time of the week that parents take the family away from work, house chores and doing homework to escape on a shopping frenzy running from one store to the next trying on new clothing that fits their tastes and style. In the city of Los Angeles, there are some specialty children’s apparel stores that are stepping up the bar on designer options. These shops bring affordability and excitement while meeting the needs of newborn fashion while giving kids the opportunity to go to school in top notch stylish outfits.

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Monkey Pants
131 Japanese Village Plaza Mall
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 570-0980
www.japanesemonkeypants.com

Right in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, there is a specialty store that carries items that are not carried in most stores. Little Tokyo is home to a designer clothing store for children specializing in Japanese and European apparel. From cute cultural and regional outfits to decorative prints that mix and match, there are a variety of original items that speak style while at the same time providing the comfort of fabrics that make for long lasting items for your child’s closet. The fabrics for most of the kids wear range from sturdy cotton to cotton blends that make for well-made sturdy items providing fabric strength that holds up for little league practice and kids who enjoy sports in general.

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Eggy
8365 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 658-8882
www.shopeggy.com

West Hollywood is home to Eggy, a store that is more than just an apparel store for kids. Eggy combines flavors of world fashion into a unique array of clothing choices for kids. Mothers can dress their newborn baby girls in onesies complete with matching scarves, hats and cotton purses and shop for matching items for the baby’s room which includes decorative pillows, dolls and other creative items. Harem pants are stylish and flexible for both girls and boys. With the variety of designer wear for infants’ apparel and surrounding room décor, Eggy expands the horizon of child apparel to include a wide range of designer items that can be mixed and matched to create a unique fashion style for newborns to kids up to 10 years old.

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(credit: A.S./Yelp)


Entertaining Elephants
12053 Ventura Pl
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 766-9177
www.entertainingelephants.com

Located in Studio City, Entertaining Elephants’ boutique offers top selections of signature line clothing for all ages of your child’s life. From dresses, and one-pieces for baby’s to tops, bottoms, and dresses for girls and thermal tanks for boys, what you’ll find here is something truly unique. In fact, the owner, Ellen Massee, designs most of the clothing! It’s a great change if you’re looking for something more unique than Baby Gap.

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H&M
Beverly Center
8500 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 855-1009
www.hm.com

If you’re looking for clothing that is not only stylish but also affordable, there is no better place to head to than H&M. The store offers a selection that is as up to date in their fashionable looks as you’ll find anywhere. Baby items such as cotton shorts in green to embroidered dresses and polo shirts are on hand here, as well as sneakers, ballet shoes, headbands, deck shoes, and hats. The selection here isn’t just for baby’s though. Kids aged 3 and up can get their fill of the latest and greatest looks. The store even has newborn items.

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Pumpkinheads
11640 San Vicente Blvd. Suite 109
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 207-6760
www.pumpkinheadkids.com

Located in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles, Pumpkinheads offers an impressive variety of high fashion wear for kids including colorful apparel and trendy designer wear that could easily be worn on the red carpet of the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards or a high end fashion photo shoot. The idea for this clothing store for kids apparel began in the mind of a mother and entrepreneur by the name of Jamara Ghalayini. Walking into the store is like walking into designer heaven. A store where art meets designer fashion and accessories that are thought out and catch the eye. Pumpkinheads also gives back to communities in need through charitable partnerships driving its branding of diversity in fashion while being socially conscious.

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(credit: La La Ling/yelp)


La La Ling
1810 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 664-4400
www.lalaling.com

The store features items for all ages, including baby/infant selections, and stylish picks for older kids too. For boys, shop everything from shirts, pants, sweaters, and sleepwear to swimwear too. Girls have their pick of great items too! From dresses, skirts, tops, denim, and swimwear to accessories, La La Ling is a great place if you’re looking for up to date stylish clothing for your child. This Los Feliz Village shop is anything but boring and sports a fun selection of swimsuits, onesies and other outfits too. The staff is known to be very friendly and helpful, which is always a plus. Don’t forget to check out the back room, filled with lots of toys, books and puzzles.

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(credit: Joan S./Yelp)


Dragonfly DuLou
2066 Hillhurst Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 665-8448
www.dragonflydulou.com

Dragonfly DuLou is a multifaceted children’s boutique in Los Feliz that offers not only charming children’s wear and the latest Bugaboo stroller, but also a large courtyard behind the store that makes it a popular place for birthday parties and classes. Hosting such events as CPR workshops and music, dance and language classes, this comfortable children’s shop makes community a priority.

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(credit: Zara)


ZARA
1338 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
www.zara.com

While not all ZARA stores feature kids clothing, the ZARA in Santa Monica is a great bet if you’re looking for up to date looks that will keep your child stylish. Find everything here including items for baby and kids.

Belinda Ware is a Hollywood Insider news journalist who finds herself in the right place at the right time covering celebrity news, pop culture, opinion pieces and general breaking news stories on the latest trends in popular news. Her hobbies include golf, chess and world travel. Read more on Examiner.com.

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