There isn’t much that’s cuter than a brand-new baby, except maybe tiny, adorable baby clothes. Luckily, there are several independently-owned Birmingham baby boutiques where you can find unique baby clothes, shoes, accessories, and more.
Now more than ever, shopping small is vital to sustaining local economies. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite Birmingham baby boutiques.
Birmingham Baby and Shoe Stores
Sikes Shoes and Jack n’ Jill
2719 19th Place South
Homewood AL, 35209
We love Sikes Shoes and Jack n’ Jill, both owned by Laura Player and located side by side in their new Homewood location. It’s a rite of passage for many Birmingham babies to be fitted for their first pair of walking shoes at Sikes, and the cute options are endless, from mini sneakers to the timeless Southern favorite, the hard-sole white sandal or high-top. Look for a variety of well-known and loved brands, such as Footmates, Keds, Sperry, StrideRite, and more.
Sikes Shoes is one of the few children’s shoe stores that still have on-site specialists to measure your child’s feet to ensure the best fit. This boutique has been in business since the 1950s and is family-owned and operated.
Jack n’ Jill offers a wide range of fashionable children’s clothing, starting with options for preemies (availability varies) and going up to size 16 for boys and girls. Popular brands include Angel Dear, Florence Eiseman, Tea, Bailey Boys, Funtasia, and Ishtex.
2003 Cahaba Road, Suite 101
Birmingham, AL 35223
Children’s Edit is the newest boutique in town! They offer a carefully curated selection of clothing for boys and girls from size preemie to 2T. They also have gift selections for moms. With five children between them, owners Megan and Claire know how important it is to make shopping as easy as possible.
Once Upon a Time
70 Church Street
Crestline, AL 35213
2900 18th St S
Homewood AL 35209
Since opening in 1996 — and with locations in both Crestline and Homewood — Once Upon a Time has prided itself on making shopping for babies, toddlers, and kids convenient, fun, and easy. It’s well-known for heirloom wear and Christening gowns, along with loads of options for gingham, gameday, seersucker, bubbles, and Jon Jons, all of which they will monogram for you. For those looking for a special gift or keepsake, Once Upon a Time also has silver and pewter items that can be engraved.
There are unique, oh-so-Southern brands, such as James and Lottie, the Beaufort Bonnet Company, Bella Bliss, Bailey Boys, and many more. Sizes start with newborn and go up to girls size 10 and boys size 7M. Their baby registry allows you to easily add your favorite items to your wish list.
2825 18th Street South
Homewood, Alabama 35209
Swaddle is a baby boutique supply store that carries some of the finest baby products and clothing on the market, including many organic clothing options, decor, bedding, bottles, and more. Swaddle offers one-on-one consultations that can be very helpful for first-time parents who need help picking out essential items and learning how to use everything properly. You can create a registry in-store or online.
At Swaddle, you can find 100% organic clothing options as well as 100% cotton from brands like Fin & Vince, byrne & bittle, Oeuf, Lila + Hayes, and others, in sizes starting with newborn and going up to girls and boys size 8. In addition to clothing, the store is filled with other unique options, such organic Willaby blankets, towels, and burp clothes. Swaddle also has a large collection of toys, including stuffed animals, lovies, arts and craft supplies, books, and wooden toys.
The Lili Pad
3138 Heights Village
Vestavia Hills, Alabama 35243
Opened in 2004, The Lili Pad is owned and operated by sisters, Katherine and Susan. The children’s boutique offers clothing and gifts for infants, toddlers, and children. The curated collection of specialty childrenswear is perfect for everyday play and special occasions with brands such as Zuccini, Petit Bebe, Poppet and Fox, Petit Ami, and Lila + Hayes. Sizes start at newborn and go up to size 14/16 for boys and girls in some pieces. It’s a great place to look for heirloom dresses, bubbles, button sets, and more, and they are also known for their large selection of gameday apparel for both Alabama and Auburn fans.
100 Watterson Pkwy
Trussville, Alabama 35173
Whoopsie Daisy is a local family-owned boutique store that that specializes in children’s clothes, shoes, and accessories from newborn to tween. Their team can help fit children into the proper garments and shoes in a large variety of brands such as Avenue Z, Banana Split, Blueberry Bay, Evie’s Closet, Denim and Daisy, Hayden Honeydew, Three Sisters, and many more.
4232 Dolly Ridge Road, Suite 110
Cahaba Heights, Alabama 35243
Little Soles is a locally owned, full-service children’s shoe store, and for the last 16 years, it has served Birmingham children and parents by providing footwear for everyday use and special occasions, as well as offering expert fittings to ensure proper size and comfort. They recently moved to a new location on Dolly Ridge Road where they will continue to offer sizes for toddlers all the way up to 4/5.
Sew Precious Boutique
611 Doug Baker Boulevard, Suite 115
Birmingham, Alabama 35242
Sew Precious is a children’s clothing boutique located off Highway 280 at the Shops at Lee Branch. It specializes in hand-embroidered clothing and fun patterns for all occasions — both every day and special. You can join its private Facebook group or visit their storefront to shop.
Rebecca Brown’s A Baby and Children’s Boutique
103 N Chalkville Road
Trussville, Alabama 35173
This local baby and children’s boutique started by Rebecca Brown was recently sold to Caroline White of Caroline and Company. The boutique will continue to carry a variety of infant and children’s clothing, shoes, swimwear, and accessories like backpacks, lunch coolers, and Noodle & Co. soaps and lotions. Look for a wide variety of popular brands, such as Sophie and Lucas, Lullaby Set, Angel Dear, Magnolia Baby, Honey Bee Tees, Copper Pearl, Noodle & Boo, Little Giraffe, Little Unicorn, Bunnies by the Bay, and Paty, and others.
200 Country Club Park
Birmingham, AL 35213
Little Lavender is a children’s consignment boutique specializing in boutique label, designer, and trunk show clothing in mint condition, along with brand-new retail overstock.