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Children’s Boutique Raleigh NC for Durable & Trendy Clothing

Shopping for kids is just better than shopping for adults. Everything is so small and adorable, made with the softest fabrics and featuring the cutest patterns and graphics. What makes shopping for your little one even better is visiting a store designed to create an atmosphere of fun and joy for you and your kiddo! Find your children’s boutique in Raleigh, NC with high-quality products that will last far beyond your kid’s next growth spurt. Read about these fabulous boutiques below! 

4 Children’s Boutiques in Raleigh, NC for Your Fashionable Little One


Shutterbugs is a third-generation family-run boutique, part photography studio, part specialty store. Since 2004, Shutterbugs has been a Raleigh staple, providing families with unique, upscale clothing for portraits, weddings, christenings, and other special events. They carry brands you won’t find anywhere else in the Raleigh area and continue adding more to their portfolio. 

Mother/daughter owners Joy and Christen hand-select every item to ensure quality, individuality, and style. They sell clothing for girls ages newborn through 12 and boys ages newborn through 6. The friendly, knowledgeable Shutterbugs team is totally dedicated to providing every customer, kid and adult, a truly fun shopping experience. 

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Alara & Zane

Alara & Zane is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that kids and adults will both adore. As a retail space, they carry products that are both stylish and on-trend, as well as high-quality and functional. Owned by a young mother and named after her own sweet babies, Alara & Zane was designed to be a safe space for families with young children to shop, play, learn, and grow.  

The real specialty of the store is its amazing play space, with over 2,000 square feet of toys, playground equipment, and plenty of room for imagination! You’ll soon find that there’s a greater community that calls Alara & Zane a second home, so you just may find yourself going in for a new outfit for your child and walking out with some new family friends! 



Janie and Jack

Janie and Jack has become synonymous with stylish, classic fashion for kids and babies that can last and serve as heirloom pieces. With seasonal collections that reflect nautical, equestrian, and other timeless styles, Janie and Jack clothing is exceptionally well-made with soft fabrics kids won’t mind wearing. 

They recognize that a kid’s individual style starts early, so they make their pieces with signature fabrics and one-of-a-kind prints that your kiddos will love! Janie and Jack designers pay attention to the small details, setting their clothing apart from other mainstream manufacturers. Be sure to check out their matching family pajama sets and colorful kids’ swimwear, too!  We have been so fortunate to work with Janie and Jack several times now. We adore everything about them!

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Pattywhacks first opened in Cary, North Carolina in 1998. Now, over 20 years later, they are still selling timeless, classic children’s clothes and gifts. Whether you are looking for an outfit for a special occasion, stylish swimwear, or a unique gift, Pattywhacks has something that will not only last but will also make a lasting impression. 

They carry dozens of reputable brands known for their high-quality products, attention to contemporary trends, and adorable textiles and patterns. Pattywhacks is a wonderful spot to find the perfect look for whatever you need! 



a little girl with down syndrome plays dress up as snow white with applesChildren’s Boutique Raleigh, NC

These children’s boutiques in Raleigh, NC make shopping fun for you and your kiddos! Be sure to drop by and spend some time browsing (and playing!) for your little fashionista. 

Now that you found your new store to treat the little ones, it’s time to treat momma with a photo session! As a photographer, I love getting to chat with tons of families each year and getting tips on family life in Raleigh. But I also love sharing those tips with you! So check out the blog links below for more of my work and Raleigh motherhood tips. Then let’s chat about your dream photo session!

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