10 Places To Buy Cute Kid Clothes With Prices That Won’t Make You Weep

Babies are like tiny little dolls. During the baby stage they’re kind of like cute potatoes who don’t do much, so dressing them up in cute clothes is one of the most fun things you can do with them. Once they get bigger and start having opinions about clothes, you won’t be able to do this. But when they’re tiny, you can basically dress babies up like the American Girl doll you always wanted. Here are some of my favorite sources for cute baby clothes:

1. H&M

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H&M has an exceptional baby line. They sell organic cotton kimono-front onesies in neutral colors at two for $12.95, and they look just like something North West would wear. Definitely check out their baby sweaters, and don’t feel shackled to the department that corresponds to your baby’s sex. There’s no reason not to look for overalls and sweaters or what have you in the boys’ department just because you have a girl.

2. Kardashian Kids



I am not being facetious here, even though a mom started a petition to ban Kim Kardashian’s baby clothes from Babies R Us, the Kardashian Kids line has some really cute things in it. Yes, there are leather leggings (I want the leather leggings), but there are also onesies with gold polka dots, navy pea coats, and baby hats with ears that will make your ovaries explode.

3. Zara



Zara’s baby and kids departments are wonderfully cute, but they are definitely at the top of my price range. But they have regular seasonal sales, at which point the kids’ clothes become surprisingly affordable. Subscribe to their email alerts to find out when the next one will be happening (it will be soon), and be prepared to dive in. During the last sale I learned that I am definitely not the only person going nuts in the kids’ section whenever the Zara sale starts, so go fast if you want something.

4. Christmas markets

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Nice old ladies selling things for charity are an excellent source of cute, handcrafted baby clothes. I just found a lovely handmade wool Christmas sweater for a $15 donation at a Christmas market stand selling crafts to raise money for children with rheumatism. There’s definitely an element of luck to this one, though, because when I went back to the stand fully intending to clean them out of sweaters, the nice lady with the sweaters had been replaced by an adolescent selling Rainbow Loom bracelets. (I had to buy one. You can’t go up to the charity stand and tell a 12-year-old that you’re not interested in her charity jewelery.)

When Christmas season is over, the same holds true of art fairs. Amidst all the jewelry, dreamcatchers, and candleholders, you can usually find at least one booth selling handmade baby hats or cute toddler clothes. And there are always magic pixie wings, and kids in magic pixie wings are adorable.

5. Etsy



Etsy goods vary wildly in price, but you can find almost anything here. Look for arty, organic baby leggings, offensive novelty onesies, and vintage baby clothes you can get for a steal. Seriously, the vintage stuff tends to go for a song. When you’re a high school girl with a lot of style who can’t afford fancy stuff, you do the vintage thing and look cute as heck. The same holds true for babies. Vintage baby clothes are adorable.

While you’re there, take a look for smocked clothing if you’re into that cutsy, old-timey children’s clothes look. There are several sellers who appear to be nice little old Southern ladies who just smock things all day long for fun and are desperate to sell them to you so they can smock some more things.

6. EBay

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Designer baby clothes from J Crew and Bonpoint and Ralph Lauren used to make me want to cry, because I could not afford any of that stuff. Who spends that much money on something a kid will wear twice before outgrowing? But then I realised that drawback negative is also the best thing about designer baby clothes: Kids outgrow them quickly, and that means eBay is littered with like-new designer baby clothes. (I saw Beyonce’s baby, Blue Ivy, wearing a pair of adorable flowered Doc Martens that sell for over $100. I was disappointed until I checked on eBay and found the exact same pair, worn once, selling for $20. I didn’t buy them, but it felt good to know they were there.)

7. Old Navy

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I am a dumb old snob who had no idea how cute the stuff at Old Navy could be. Look at this little chambray romper! It is sold out now, but it single-handedly made me an Old Navy convert. When indulging in late-night baby clothes shopping, do not neglect Old Navy.

8. Zulily



My cousin who has the best-dressed child I have ever met in my life has a Pinterest board that is about 70% things she has found on Zulily. It’s a flash sale site that has lots of kids clothes, and I try not to look at it too often because there is almost always something I want.

9. Carter’s

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I know people tend to think of Carter’s as the place you just buy bland, pink and blue basics and onesies with weird sayings on them, but there is some seriously good stuff in there, and a Carter’s sale cannot be beat. I was given a $50 gift card once and left with like 15 things from the clearance section that all look super cute. (Again, don’t just look in the girls’ section or the boys’ section. The cute stuff comes out when you branch out into other departments.)

10. Craigslist

Because baby clothes are so quickly outgrown, you can find desperate moms on Craigslist who will practically pay you to take their giant bags full of baby clothes away. You might not get a say in what the clothes look like, but Craigslist will let you dress your baby for a year for about the price of a Big Mac.

Where do you find cute kid clothes? Let us know in the comments!

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