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Shopping for baby clothes is a never-ending necessity for any parent of an infant. With babies constantly outgrowing their clothing, the wardrobe needs constant refreshing to accommodate tiny expanding bodies. San Francisco parents have a wide selection of places to shop for baby clothes beyond the typical Target, Old Navy and Carters stores. Here is a list of five of the best places to shop for both new and used baby clothes in San Francisco. Check out this previous article about the best kids clothing stores in San Francisco for even more choices.
549 Taraval St.
San Francisco, CA 94116
Bella Blue carries several collections of handmade clothing items for both babies and children. Items are knit or crocheted by hand, or crafted from organic cotton and made in Peru. Owner Michelle Salas donates a portion of all proceeds to several children’s charities. Choose from pullovers, cardigans and several hat styles, as well as from a selection of handmade toys. Bella Blue’s unique luxurious clothing collections make excellent gifts for newborns and older babies alike.
1306 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
Nestled in Noe Valley, Peekabootique stocks baby clothing for every budget. The resale store carries an extensive combination of both new and gently used clothing, as well as a variety of toys. Baby clothes can be found in any size from preemie and up. In addition to clothing and toys, shoppers can also browse through books, sunscreen, sleep sacks and swaddlers. Customers may bring in their own gently used items to sell by appointment only.
3108 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
Located on Fillmore Street, Bubble sells a wide variety of edgy and fashionable baby and kids’ clothing lines. Bubble stocks clothing from infant through tween sizes. Come here to shop for the discerning San Franciscan hipster baby or new parent. The store also stocks a variety of books and gifts for mom, many of which have a San Francisco-centric theme.
451 Cortland Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94110
With both a Bernal Heights and a Berkeley location, Chloe’s Closet is a consignment shop frequented by parents looking to refresh the little ones’ wardrobes. Come to Chloe’s to pick up some new duds for the baby or to drop off a stack of those freshly outgrown outfits. For those wary of used baby clothing, many deeply discounted items can be found with tags still attached. Chloe’s also sells a variety of toys, maternity wear and miscellaneous baby gear.
540 Hayes St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Nestled in the heart of Hayes Valley, Fiddlesticks stocks a selection of unique baby and kids’ clothing items. This is the spot to find the perfect outfit for those looking to find something different from the mainstream baby brands. The clothing is top quality and organized by age and gender to facilitate easy shopping. In addition to clothing, Fiddlesticks carries infant and children books and toys.