The Red Balloon Co.

the red balloon co.

The original location of this children’s boutique (a second outpost is in Andersonville) opened in the late ’90s as a children’s furniture store, selling handmade toy chests. Since then, the shop has expanded its inventory to include children’s clothing, books, toys and room accessories.

2060 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 489-9800

Monkey See Monkey Do

monkey see monkey do

In addition to all the toys, books, magnets and cards, there’s also a section of “Austin” stuff.

1712 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 443-4999

Crofts Original

crofts original

We started out selling handmade shirts and accessories in street fairs and wound up settling in the heart of Historic South Congress Avenue. We design our own original Austin tee shirts and jewelry and carry a host of other local goods. We strive to give you a shopping experience that allows you to shop in one cool spot for your whole look.

1714 B S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 445-6308

Creatures Boutique


Creatures is a cute little boutique with a nice division between men’s and women’s clothing and accessories.

1206 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 707-2500

Parts & Labour

parts & labour

The store is stocked full with everything funky, fresh, and unique for those of us that like to accent our everyday wardrobe with a piece to be remembered.  Between the tee shirts, jewelry, knic knacs, art, cards, and all locally made items I was in complete and utter heaven.

1117 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 326-1648

Lisa Kline

lisa kline

This L.A. institution offers one of the city’s best denim selections, with coveted styles from Rich & Skinny and Bread, casual tops from Ella Moss, dresses from Charlotte Ronson, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, and Karen Zambos, and select items by emerging designers.

136 S Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(888) 547-2554

Diaper Lab

diaper labGone are the days of pins and bulk…modern cloth diapers are user-friendly, eco-friendly, and wallet-friendly.

200 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 764-0192

Irving’s Toy & Card Shop

irving's toy and card shop

Established in 1939, Irving’s is the place to go if you want to take a break from the modern world and escape to every child’s dream of toys and candies.

371 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-9327

Lester Harry’s

lester harry's

One-of-a-kind baby and young child items, from clothing to baby furniture.

115 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 927-5400

Baby Koo

Baby Koo

Baby Koo is one of the best baby stores in the Boston area. As Boston’s Best modern nursery created by the vision of mom, Karina Meleger, this is a stop for all your no-nonsense resource for all practical, yet stylish, baby things from pacifiers, baby gear, to furniture.

188 Needham Street
Newton, MA 02464
(617) 467-5860