The Best Online Shops for Dressing Southern Tots
Anyone can pick a Southern child out in a crowd. If she’s wearing something smocked, monogrammed, or specifically designed to show off chubby baby thighs, chances are she’s a Southern baby. As a new mom, I’m always on the lookout for the best sources for classic children’s clothes that won’t send my husband reeling over the price of 9-month-size bubble. But, as we all know, shopping for kids can be hard. Whether you're looking for toddler clothes or hunting for that well-appointed children's shop to find future heirlooms, sometimes the whole process can leave you ready to never set food in another kids store again. Avoid that hassle, throw your feet up, and bring the stores to you instead. Here are a few of my go-to Southern-based kids online stores that you need to know about—if you don’t already!
If you have caviar taste on a Gerber budget check out high-end consignment shop Bagsy. They carry iconic Southern brands like Alice Kathleen, Auraluz, and The Beaufort Bonnet Company. You’ll also be able to snag items listed “NWT” (new with tags) for a portion of the regular retail price. This is definitely one to visit daily as they’re constantly getting new stock. For a little extra cash to fuel your pint-sized shopping habit, Bagsy will sell your little one’s outgrown duds for you. You can opt for store credit or receive your payout via PayPal.
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One of the first baby gifts I received was a sweet-as-can-be Bella Bliss collared pima footie. It had buttons across the rear that proved both charming and entirely useful for quick diaper changes. In addition to easy online ordering, Bella Bliss also can be found stocked in boutiques across the South.
Brother and Sissy Children's Boutique
Brother and Sissy Children's Boutique has a retail location, but their online inventory is impressive enough to warrant inclusion on this list. In-stock items run the gamut from adorable embroidered playsuits to heirloom collections perfect for weddings, Easter, and Christmas.
Smocked Threads by Cecil and Lou
Smocked Threads by Cecil and Lou is the most affordable source I’ve found for seasonal jammies and classic smocked items like dresses, bubbles, and jon jons. They’ll monogram just about anything for a $9 fee. Cecil & Lou is also a great spot to order preppy swim trunks for baby boys—which my fellow Southern mamas know can be hard to find.