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

You’re more excited than Junior now that the summer’s coming to an end. Show your appreciation by decking the kids out in the finest back to school gear, sponsored by these local spots.

Peek…Aren’t You Curious?

Peek’s location at Northpark Mall, one of only six nationwide, is always full of original pieces that many parents wish they could still fit into. That’s because the trio that founded the concept are parents and fashion aficionados who work tirelessly to bring the finest fabrics and designing details to their stores. The idea behind Peek…Aren’t You Curious? was not only to satisfy parents’ high expectations as well as children’s desires, but also to unite generations in the fun and fascination of childhood. For children ages three months to 10 years.

Peek…Aren’t You Curious?, 8687 N Central Expwy, Suite 1706, 214.987.2537,

The Gypsy Wagon

Perfect if you want to shop around for yourself in the meantime, The Gypsy Wagon has a little bit of everything, from adorable kid’s western shirts and tutus to crocheted shorts for your lay around the house days (once school starts back, of course.) They’ve also got an array of unique gift ideas and home items.

The Gypsy Wagon, 2928 Henderson Ave,

Chocolate Soup

Now open until 8 p.m. on weekdays in anticipation for the end of summer rush, Chocolate Soup is a Dallas favorite. Created by a certified wunderkind herself, 21-year-old Brittany Davidson took her fashion education from London and Paris and put it into this kid’s boutique, which now has five nationwide locations and is rapidly expanding. Cool factor: all European lines are exclusive to Chocolate Soup, so the odds the kiddos will be matching their homeroom neighbor is next to nil.

Chocolate Soup, 10720 Preston Rd Ste 1015, 214.363.6981

Animal Crackers

Ok this boutique list is starting to make me hungry. But besides that, North Dallasites love to shop at Animal Crackers for the back-to-school ensembles, most particularly for young girls (up to age 16.) Dresses from Flowers By Zoe and jewelry from Tarina Tarantino are just a few of the gems you’ll find here. (Heart necklace pictured above, $228).

Animal Crackers, 1900 Preston Road Suite 260, 972.867.4802

Haute Baby Dallas

You’re never too young to start dressing in style, which is the idea behind Haute Baby. They are the best in “sweet chic,” editing their exclusive line to ensure your toddler is a real trendsetter at day care. Personal fave: their Signature Collection, with the animal faces and prints.

Haute Baby Dallas, 5350 W Lovers Ln, Suite 128, 214.357.3068,