Back to School: The Haute 5 Kid’s Clothing Stores in Boston

With babies so in vogue these days (they may be the celebrity fashion accessory), finding fashionable onesies is a snap in Boston.  But if you are searching for duds for school-aged children, you may have to dig a little deeper to find quality goods.  Have no fear, Haute Living has the hautest back to school gear for the kids in your life right here:


If you are inspired by the look and feel of the children’s stories Madeline or The Little Prince, you will absolutely adore the children’s offerings at Jacadi. With simple French countryside looks for girls and nautical inspired looks for boys, the innocence of childhood remains intact in these classically designed and well made pieces.

Locations: The Heritage on the Garden, 310 Boylston Street, Back Bay, Boston


Cozy autumn comfort abounds for boys and girls with styles that move with children’s active lifestyles and can withstand the daily abuse of everyday wear. With staple materials like denim, cotton and toasty warm sweats, these have all of the durability of an L.L. Bean ensemble, but with a lot more style.

Location: 171 Newbury Street, Back Bay, Boston

Life is good.

For the kind of feel good approach to life that every child should be blessed with, trek over to Life is good. Perhaps the most positive apparel in the city, their line of offerings features happy stick figures poised on mutes colored cotton Ts, sweatshirts and bottoms (photo above). And, when you purchase any of the Life is Good Fundraising Products, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the goods goes to the Life is Good Kids Foundation.  How’s that for teaching the kids philanthropy at an early age?

Location: 285 Newbury Street, Back Bay, Boston

The Red Wagon

Even though no one in your family ever picked up knitting needles, you may still wish to wrap the kids in your life with well-crafted sweater creations that make it looks like the knitting gene runs in your family. The Red Wagon has your solution with store bought roll necked sweaters with whimsical ballet slipper and sailboat patterns with the look and feel of a hand-knitted sweater knit with love.

Location: 69 Charles Street, Beacon Hill, Boston

Bird By Bird

If the child you are buying for is a little edgier, the designer duds at mom-owned Bird by Bird Urban Boutique should supply you with just what you need. Their small designer looks include Appaman, street-cred kids wear designer; Picaflor,  designers that donate a portion of their proceeds to the children of Peru, Tea Collection, featuring global styles for kids; and Morgan & Milo classic and comfortable kids shoes.

Location: 1361 Cambridge Street, Inman Square, Cambridge