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7 Amazing Children’s & Baby Boutiques in Columbus Ohio

As a Mom and a Columbus Ohio newborn, children’s, and family photographer, I am constantly on the hunt for Children’s & Baby Boutiques in Columbus Ohio! I know how difficult it can be to dress littles when they are constantly growing. And while some of the “big box” stores carry a wide variety of children’s and baby clothes that are cute and affordable, the clothing is not always durable. 

The top 3 aspects I look for when searching for children’s & baby boutiques in Columbus are style, durability, and affordability. I love finding styles that show off the dynamic personalities that our littles have at each stage of their lives. But I especially love being able to support other local small businesses!

Whether you are shopping for fun meets affordable styles for your children, or you are looking for something truly unique for your family’s next portrait session, I’ve rounded up 7 of my favorite children’s and baby boutiques in Columbus Ohio!

1.) Cub Shrub

Cub Shrub has an impressive selection of apparel and accessories for babies and children up to the age of 6!  Their sizes are broken down by infant, from 0-24 months, to children from 2-5 years.

Scratching your head wondering what the difference is between 24 months and 2T? You’re not alone! This one took me a minute (and some endless Googling as well) to figure out! 24-month clothing is made for children aged 18 months up to 24 months. And it is designed to fit smaller rounder bodies. That lovely round baby belly typically goes away once they are in full-blown busy running around toddler mode! And size 2T clothing fits children 2 years and up and is designed for taller on-the-go bodies. Also, depending on the brand of clothing, the length will vary. You’ll also find a difference in bottoms from brand to brand as well. Typically brands up to 24 months will have bottoms made to fit diaper bums, and size 2T will be made to accommodate potty training for your big kids.

What I love about Cub Shrub is its endless selection of imaginative clothing. You can browse their online shop by theme, which is sure to include anything and everything to spark your child’s imagination! Under their themes, you’ll find rainbows & unicorns, forest friends, cats & dogs, and farm, safari, ocean, space, and transportation clothing!

Cub Shrub switches out its seasonal inventory on a regular basis so that you can keep up with the current trends. During the Halloween season, you’ll find books, imaginative costumes, temporary tattoos, and color-in posters. You’ll also find a collection of silly but spooky toys for your littles that will delight their sense of adventure.

If you’re putting together a family look for your next family portrait session, I recommend checking out their selection of dresses as well as their separates (tops & bottoms). You’ll find everything from fun prints, to creamy pastels, cool neutrals, and plenty of earthy tones!

You can stop by Cub Shrub at 1257 Grandview Ave, Grandview Heights, OH 43212. Or, visit their online shop here

2.) lilylimes

lilylimes is a fun Columbus Ohio children’s clothing boutique that prides itself on a collection of “fresh fun finds”. lilylimes is also a great children’s boutique in Columbus Ohio to stop at if you are on the hunt for an amazing gift for your child, a new family member, or your grandkids! They carry a selection of baby, toddler, and children’s clothing that also includes accessories, blankets, swaddles, fun teething toys, and mealtime goods. By the way, if you’re checking out the accessories be sure to look at the “baby-aitors”! 

lilylimes has a beautiful selection of clothing with amazing designs and plenty of comfort. It’s definitely a must-see in-person shopping experience!!

During the holiday season, lilylimes has a vast selection of children’s Christmas PJs which are perfect if you’re dreaming of that family portrait in front of the tree. If you’re looking for formal attire for children’s portraits, check out their selection of separates to create something truly unique that shows off your child’s personality! PS: They also have a fun selection of Ohio Buckeyes clothing for the littlest fans in your house.

You can visit lilylimes at 4042 Fenlon Street Columbus, OH 43219, for a full list of their hours, or to contact them directly you can find them right here!

3.) Janie and Jack 

Janie and Jack dresses children of all ages. Their selection of clothing ranges from baby sizes in 0-24 months, toddler sizes 2T-4T, kids sizes for boys and girls from 5-12 years, and tweens and teens from 8-18 years! From birth to High School graduation, they have a little bit of everything for the youngest members of your family. Janie and Jack is a design house that captures the essence of children at heart. They love to tell a story through their clothing and create collections that feature modern twists on classic children’s fashion. What I particularly love about Janie and Jack is that they pride themselves on making pieces to become keepsakes in your family, passed down from generation to generation. Isn’t that so special?

On their website, you’ll find a variety of individual “shops” (or collections) that will allow you to browse their pieces from classics to swim, equestrian clothing, uniforms, clothing made of linen and so much more! Recently, they’ve even added Disney character clothing to their unlimited selections.

If you’re putting together picture-perfect outfits for your littles, then I highly recommend shopping their “family collection” tab. There you’ll find clothing that is recommended by similar color patterns which will give your photos a great cohesive look without being too “matchy”

To visit Janie & Jack in the Columbus area, you can find them at the Polaris Fashion Place at 1500 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240 in space #1026. Or shop their collections online at!

4.) The Bella Bean Shop

The Bella Bean Shop is an online shop who is based out of Columbus and they have an affinity for sugar and spice and all things monogrammed! Their homegrown operation grew in demand and quickly turned into an online boutique. Their mission is simple, if they wouldn’t dress their own children in it, you won’t find it on their website!

The clothing at the Bella Bean shop kicks off in size 3 months and goes all the way up to 8 years. You’ll find clothing for school, pajamas, collections by the season, and heaps of classic knits and gorgeous gingham! You can browse their website by littlest ones, little ladies, and little lads. The crisp look of their knits are so classic and makes such a great choice for gorgeous, timeless children’s photography.

However, suppose you have a monogram-loving heart and you want to order a personalized piece of clothing for your children or a family portrait session. In that case, you’ll have to add a bit more planning time to your shopping experience. Their personalized, monogrammed items can take anywhere from 2-3 weeks to ship from the date of your order. So it’ll be key to plan way ahead! The Bella Bean Shop has over 25 monogram font styles to choose from and an endless selection of thread colors to create a truly unique, one-of-a-kind outfit for your little one!

To shop with Bella Bean you can visit them online at this link.

5.) Jamison and Bexley

Jamison and Bexley is another great Columbus-based business that sells beautiful children’s and baby’s clothing through its online shop! Its founder, Jennifer, named the shop after her two children and she is a true entrepreneur in every sense of the word. Jamison and Bexley created adventurous clothing for adventurous kids. Their sizes range from infant to toddler and their mission is to draw out the sense of adventure, courage, artistic expression, and unique personality of your children! Pretty amazing right?! Jennifer founded the shop to provide affordable, age-appropriate clothing for littles that didn’t include statements plastered across the front. 

Sizes in the Jamison and Bexley shop include: newborns 0-3 months, infants 3-6 months, infants 18-24 months, toddlers 2T-5T, and kids sizes 4-8. They carry a beautiful selection of rompers and jumpsuits for on-the-go toddlers. And one-of-a-kind infant sets in gorgeously muted earthy tones!

If you’re looking for portrait-worthy clothing for your children at Jamison and Bexley, check out their pretty meets comfortable dresses. And for the little lads, I really love their collection of linen and “casual” shorts. You can shop online with Jamison and Bexley using this link!

6.) Lottie Da Baby

Lottie Da Baby also calls Columbus home but runs its children’s and baby boutique from the digital space.  What I especially love about Lottie Da Baby is that it’s a family-owned business that offers a curated assortment of unique handmade baby products. Their line of nursery bedding and accessories is beautifully designed and crafted by a team of talented seamstresses! Their specialty is crib bedding and they approach their aesthetic using vintage inspiration with a chic modern twist.

While you won’t find any clothing at Lottie Da Baby, you will find handmade nursery items that are stunningly beautiful. If you plan on having an in-home newborn photography session in Columbus, then your baby’s nursery will look like it was styled by a professional with the nursery bedding from Lottie Da Baby!

Their nursery bedding is elegantly crafted from designer fabrics. They pair romantic florals with ruffle detailing and finish it off with vintage accents to add an extra bit of whimsy and charm. They also personally guarantee their products! If you’re interested in a designer nursery, they will help you customize or mix and match pieces. They also offer free fabric samples and design assistance throughout the entire process. They are truly a small business that prides itself on customer experience and quality products!

To shop their selection of high-end nursery bedding you can visit Lottie Da Baby online here.

7.) City Style Children’s Boutique

Lastly on my list of 7 amazing children’s and baby boutiques in Columbus Ohio is City Style Children’s Boutique! City Style carries globally inspired children’s clothing brands such as Mayoral, Tea, and Joules. They only select high-quality brands to offer in their shop. With sizes ranging from infant 0-24 months, and kid’s clothing from 2-9 years.

At City Style Childen’s Boutique, you’ll find a stunning selection of pretty pastels and buttery soft organic cotton classics. Either of those choices would be amazing for your children’s portraits, but if you want something truly special, or, if you’ve had your eye on one of my unicorn sessions, there is only one clear choice. Their butterfly dresses! If you have a little one that loves all things magical and fairytale you are going to fall in love with these dresses! They have a tulle overlay with sheer butterfly wings sewn into the back of the dress. The great thing about these dresses is that the wings are not obtrusive and or uncomfortable, itchy, or awkward for your fairy princess to wear!

If you are looking for something whimsical without the wings, you’ll also find an entire collection at City Style Children’s Bouquet dedicated to imaginative creatures like mermaids and unicorns. Need something cozy and classic for your newborn? You’ll love their collection of natural bamboo baby sleepers!

Visit City Style Children’s Boutique at The Shoppes at River Ridge, 4445 W Dublin Granville Rd, Dublin, OH 43017

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