You’ve got the new backpack ready and the last supplies gathered from the back to school checklist. You’re all ready to go before you realize that your kids have grown out of their fall wardrobes. Department and discount stores get old and can turn the day into a long one, rummaging to find something that fits and is stylish at the same time. In Minnesota, boutique shopping has become popular for many that look to the sales staff for suggestions, help with fitting, and great customer service all in one. Relax and leave the shopping to the experts—avoiding the stress of a fitting room nightmare and a cranky kid is clearly worth it.
5051 France Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Designer clothing is not just for adults! At Goodnight Moon, the racks are filled with clothing from top European and American designers made especially for children. The selection is amazing and the quality of the merchandise is unbeatable. Find clothing for sports, everyday wear, special events, or bedtime. The boutique carries everything you may need for any kind of weather Minnesota throws at your child. Don’t forget to pick up hats and shoes and enjoy the helpful customer service that is just waiting to replenish your child’s wardrobe for back to school.
911 W. Central Entrance
Duluth, MN 55811
Head up to Duluth for a children’s boutique that offers eco-friendly clothing and unique selections in a comfortable store atmosphere. Locally owned and operated, Sproutlings was started by a mother that felt there was a lack of personal shopping experiences for children in Duluth. Each article of clothing is carefully chosen to hang on the racks in this tiny and fun boutique. Experience great customer service and find lovely clothing and gear for your back to schooler.
12981 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Never forget that shoes are an important part of the back to school process. Many may even say they’re the most important part, as shoes receive far more wear and tear than any other part of the outfit. At Little Feet, the staff is concerned with how your child’s shoes fit and what design and style will carry them through an entire school year (provided their feet don’t grow!) Little Feet carries all of the quality brands of shoes and all types, from formal shoes to athletic sneakers. Get the attention you need when shoe shopping and set your child up for success.
All 4 Kids
609 Locust St.
Monticello, MN 55362
If you are looking for a boutique minus the designer prices, All 4 Kids is the perfect destination for back to school shopping. The staff at All 4 Kids is eager to help you find the perfect additions for your child’s wardrobe without the hassle of digging through disorganized racks. All 4 Kids offers used and new clothing, all of it high quality and stylish. The best part about a used clothing boutique is that it gets new stuff all the time, making each trip to the store different. Kids not into shopping? Let them enjoy the play area where kids can watch cartoons while parents pick out fantastic bargains.
The Kid’s Rack
508 Jefferson Hwy. N.
Champlin, MN 55316
This family-owned business has been a community gem since it opened over 10 years ago. A used clothing boutique, The Kid’s Rack buys and sells only the best quality items. From shoes and clothing to toys and gear, The Kids’s Rack is a great place to start when looking for a specific item or just going shopping with an idea of what you may want. The staff will be sure to deliver each customer the right amount of assistance with back to school needs or just a bit of help finding something special.
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Andrea Wodele is a freelance writer who has lived in the Twin Cities for the last 10 years. Her hobbies include exercising, driving kids around, watching Minnesota sports, and reading self-help literature. Examiner.com.