The Best Kids’ Stores in Alexandria – and Beyond
If you’re in Alexandria and in the market for maternity, baby, or kids’ clothes, you don’t have to venture far! The city is home to several adorable shops selling both new and consigned children’s clothes and gear as well as unique gift items. So read on for our list of the best kids’ stores in Alexandria.
Kids’ Clothing Stores in Old Town
218 N. Lee Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
This Old Town gem sells traditional children’s apparel and gifts, including brands such as Beaufort Bonnet Company, Bailey Boys, Feltman Brothers, Kissy Kissy, and Little English. Monday’s Child is perhaps best-known for its fabulous selection of christening and First Communion outfits and fantastic seasonal clothing, from Christmas to the 4th of July. Monday’s Child also sells coordinating sibling clothing and offers monogramming. There are even toys for the kids to play with while the adults are shopping!
122 S. Royal Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
This upscale consignment boutique sells children’s and maternity clothes from high-end. Brands like Baby Boden, Hannah Andersson, Lacoste, Lilly Pulitzer, Petunia Pickle Bottom, Vineyard Vines, and many more. Follow them on Facebook or Instagram to see all of 529’s latest arrivals. The staff will hold items posted on social media, by request, for up to 24 hours. You can pay online and have items shipped to you as well.
Pink & Brown Boutique
1129 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314Pink & Brown offers a large selection of unique and high-quality clothes, shoes, toys, books, and gifts. This unique shop sells 100% organic cotton and designer items (check out this adorable organic bear). Allison is a big fan of Pink & Brown’s bamboo PJs. Pink & Brown is open seven days a week or shop online and enjoy free shipping with a $75+ purchase.
Kids’ Clothing Stores Elsewhere in Alexandria
Bellies & Babies
1913 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA 22301
This high-end clothing consignment shop also sells kids’ gear, toys, and gifts. You can peruse what’s available online before making a trip to the store. Bellies & Babies also has a small selection of high-end designer maternity dresses to rent at a reasonable cost — perfect for those holiday parties, weddings, and formal events while you’re expecting. Kids will enjoy the indoor and outdoor play areas while the adults are shopping!
2005 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301
This children’s boutique and gift shop in the heart of Del Ray sells both new and consigned clothes and toys. Follow the Purple Goose on Facebook or Instagram to see all of the latest arrivals. The Purple Goose sells a lot of high-end brands like Mayoral, Kissy Kissy, Brio, and Stride Rite. Insider tip: the store is a bit cramped so leave the kids home for this trip. Be sure to check out Del Ray Monograms, located within the shop.
3660 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
This specialty women’s and children’s store in the Bradlee Shopping Center sells brands including Le Top, Kissy Kissy, Funtasia, Magnificent Baby, and Zutano. It also stocks adorable baby clothes, matching sibling outfits, and toys. Robcyns is perhaps best known as the local go-to place for Boy and Girl Scout uniforms and children’s dancewear. Here dancers can find brands including Capezio, Grishko and Body Wrappers and items like leotards, legwarmers, and tights as well as shoes for ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, ballroom, flamenco, and pointe.
Toys and Books
Hooray for Books!
1555 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314
An Old Town favorite since 2008, Hooray for Books! is a specialty children’s bookstore that also includes a well-curated adult section and a popular young adult section. Check out its events like author signings, book club meetings (for adults too) and storytimes for all ages, every Friday and Saturday morning at 10:30. It’s the perfect place to pick up a kid’s birthday gift — or a great read for yourself.
Whistle Stop Toy & Hobby
1719 Centre Plaza, Alexandria, VA 22302
Whistle Stop Toy and Hobby is home to an enormous selection of hobby and gift items for children. It stocks high-quality items including Thomas the Tank engine, Lego sets, Remote Control cars, airsoft guns, planes and helicopters, die-cast cars and military pieces, slot cars, rockets, models, paints, and scenery. Whistle Stop is also the organizer of the Annual Santa Railway Express Train. Be sure to get tickets early for this much-loved train ride to Old Town Manassas in which Santa and Mrs. Claus are on board to greet children with a special holiday treat!
One, Two Kangaroo
4022 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206
Check out this independent toy store with amazing customer service and great prices. This shop, while not in Alexandria proper, is right on the border in the Village of Shirlington. Take the trip to find that unique toy or special birthday present.
The Bottom Line
Alexandria is home to so many fantastic shops to outfit your little one or to find that perfect baby or birthday gift. No matter your taste or budget, there is a shop for you!
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