It may be hard to believe, but the start of the new school year is just around the corner. And that means you need to go back to school shopping. If your children like to stand out with their clothes, you are going to want to avoid the standard malls. These boutiques are best for back to school clothes in Washington, D.C.
Ramer’s Shoes
3810 Northampton St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 244-2288

You undoubtedly bought your kids shoes last year, and maybe even a few months ago. But they have probably outgrown them already. Ramer’s Shoes is a wonderful alternative to chain shoe stores. They carry brands you’ll recognize like Sketchers, Kenneth Cole, Teva, Crocs and more. They also carry stockings, rain coats, rain boots and socks. No need to worry about getting the wrong size, the staff is well trained and will make sure you leave with the perfect fit.

Little Birdie’s Boutique
3236 P St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-1059 

Just because your child is young doesn’t mean they have to look like every other kid in pre-school. Some kids are just as fashionable as their parents, if not more so. Little Birdie’s Boutique caters to those kids who have a sense a style of their own, and to the parents who want their kids to have fashion sense. The Georgtown boutique offers clothing for children from newborns to eight years old. You’ll find brands like Chloe, Wee the People, Bella Tunno, Young Versace and other upscale brands. Voted “Best Children’s Clothing Store in D.C.,” this boutique will start your child’s school year off with a smile.

Full Of Beans
3813 Livingston St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20015
(202) 362-8566

Full of Beans is a local favorite children’s store that has been in business for almost 30 years. In those 30 years they have been delighting adults and children with the unique items they carry. Toys, gifts, books, clothes and accessories, they have it all. Guests have described the shop as somewhere to get special things to hand down over the years. For back to school shopping, you will find shirts, jackets, shorts, boots, dresses and more. They carry sizes from 0 to 14, so you can get items for all your young kids at the same time.

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Kinder Haus Toys
1220 N. Fillmore St.
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 527-5929

A toy store might not seem like the best place to get children’s clothes, but Kinder Haus Toys is an exception. The Arlington shop is much more than a toy store, it is a member of the community. Through special events and fundraisers, the family-owned store gives back to the community that supports them. Their large clothing section is filled with fun and adorable items. Support the store by shopping local for back to school clothes.

Pam K. Bambini Children’s Boutique
3301 New Mexico Ave. N.W., Suite 111
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 244-4141

One of the most recognized children’s stores in the area, Pam K. Bambini Children’s Boutique clearly cares about children. Their love for children translates into amazing customer service, an excellent collection of merchandise and your kid’s happiness. When it comes to children’s clothing, they offer a variety of items for newborns, boys, girls and unisex items. You’ll find brands like Busy Bees, Petit Lucette, 3Marthas and other boutique brands. Take advantage of their fall deals when you go back to school shopping.

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