7 Adorable Pittsburgh Boutiques for Baby
If you have a little one on the way, or you’re shopping for one, check out these locally owned boutiques that simply ooze cuteness.
photos by jessica sinichak and Moments kept photography
SugarPlum Baby Boutique
Set in picturesque Oakmont, the upscale SugarPlum Baby Boutique, which features U.S.A.-made and organic products, is filled with the kind of adorable rompers, onesies and dresses you won’t find in any chain store. Looking for a fancy special occasion outfit? SugarPlum has them in spades, including classic baptism dresses for girls.
[638 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont; 412/517-8456]
Happy Baby Company
The home of the Green Cheeks Diaper Service — which offers organic cloth diaper delivery, cleaning and pick up in the greater Pittsburgh area — Happy Baby Company specializes in natural parenting products, including, of course, cloth diapers and accessories. And if you think of cloth diapers as little better than a basic white T-shirt, think again. Happy Baby carries an extensive collection of cloth diapers, all in bright colors and charming prints. The company also demystifies the uncertainty surrounding cloth diapers by holding orientations for new and expectant parents.
[558 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue; 412-734-1354]
The Picket Fence
From the crystal chandeliers dangling from the ceiling to the femme frocks, cool clothes and toys for babies and tots — plus gifts for moms and décor for baby’s room — there isn’t anything not delectable about The Picket Fence. Owned by sisters Maureen and Jennifer Staley and their mother, Patti Staley, the Shadyside boutique features the freshest finds in the baby industry, including luxury brands such as Petit Bateau and celebrity favorite (Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Jessica Parker are fans) Appaman.
[5425 Walnut St., Shadyside; 412/246-0350]
Kidz and Company
If your child is a budding fashionista (the author of this article is a parent to one), then this is the store for you. Fashion-forward and upscale, Kidz and Company is that rare children’s boutique that offers quality boys and girls clothing in sizes for the infant set all the way through the tween years. You, and your little diva, will love it.
[5815 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill; 412/421-5082]
You know the whimsical patterned clothing you see babies and kids rocking in professional photo shoots? Did you ever wonder where they get them? This is where. Lullabye Landing, located near the South Hills Village Mall, carries a variety of photo-ready fashions for boys and girls, including the Persnickety Clothing Company, a line of “fancy little frocks” for girls. Warning: You will be jealous of your preschooler’s wardrobe.
[1754 North Highland Road, Upper St. Clair; 412/851-6633]
The Frog N’ Princess
You know your tot is a fashion plate when she’s wearing one of this summer’s hottest trends, palazzo pants. And yes, The Frog N’ Princess in Peters Township carries them. In business for more than two decades, the hip Frog N’ Princess offers a number of couture collections, including Stella M’Lia, which features tween and teen party dresses inspired by designs from Versace and Valentino. Haute! The boutique — which has sizes for newborns through preteen — also specializes in attire for christenings, bar mitzvahs, communions and weddings.
[3015 Washington Road, Peters Township; 724/941-8589]
Filled with lovely jewelry, gifts and cards, the charming Victorian Manner in Mt. Lebanon is where to head if you’re searching for a sweet accessory, a décor item or even a whimsical outfit for your little one.
[693 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon; 412/341-1930]