Best Shopping For Kids In Boulder

December 8, 2010 10:00 AM

Shopping for kids clothes and shoes can be a lot of fun in Boulder.  In this city you can easily find cool clothes and stylish shoes offered at several spots around town. Here’s a list of some of our favorites.

Rocky Mountain Kids

2525 Arapahoe
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 447-2267

If you want something unique and fun, this is place to shop for kids. They have a great selection of high-end brands like Tea Collection and their shoe department is the best in Boulder. With all of that, things do not come cheap. You can easily find a $60 dress here for a toddler! But they have great sales a few times a year where you can walk away with a bargain. Make sure to sign up on their email list so you know when it’s coming.

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Childish Things Consignment Boutique

3183 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO
(303) 442-2703

This consignment store is a great place to find new and gently used baby gear, toys and clothing for kids. From jogging strollers to baby carriers this store is usually stocked with it all. Why pay retail when you can find something gently used here for half the price?  It’s also a great place to turn in all of those items your own kids quickly outgrow so someone else can use it. Consigning is easy and you’ll get 40 percent of the selling price. Their website offers a great way for you to track your items.


1755 29th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 245-8004

You can’t lose with this clothing chain located at 29th street mall.  Gymboree has a wide selection of kids clothing from babies through school age. You can also buy the basics here, everything from underwear to socks to hair accessories.

Real Baby

1505 Pearl Street
Boulder CO 80302
(303) 545-2229

This store has a great selection of stylish clothing, shoes and baby gear. They also carry the hippest high end strollers, bouncy seats and high chairs. Real baby also offers custom ordering of nursery furniture and bedding. The prices are not the cheapest in Boulder, so come prepared to pay for your cool purchase.

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Little Mountain Outfitters

136 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 443.1757

This is a great store to shop for kids outerwear like coats, fleece and boots. It’s perfect for outfitting your child for winter sports and skiing. If your child is taking swim lessons you can also find a great suit and several pairs of goggles if your child loses them all the time like mine.


2098 Broadway St.
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 444-0927

This high end store carries an assortment of infant and toddler clothing as well as unique gifts for youngsters. It is in a highly visible location at the corner of Broadway and Spruce in downtown Boulder.

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1789 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 583-9970

REI in Boulder has a great selection of outdoor clothing and shoes for kids. It’s also a great place to go if you are in need of outdoor gear for your child including skis, jogging strollers and backpacks. I also love the play area near the kids section here to keep the little ones entertained while you shop.

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1875 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80301-1003
(303) 449-1997

Marshalls is a great discount department store to find great deals on kids clothing, toys and all the essentials. It’s a nice shopping experience because the kids can run around the large store while you take some time to shop. I always leave with more than I intended to buy because there is usually a great deal on some item I can’t pass up.

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Sports Authority

3320 N 28th ST
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 449-9021

Sports Authority can be a hit or miss place with sizes, but if you find them you usually find a great deal. The Boulder store has a good selection of outdoor clothing’ and gear for the kiddos. It’s also a good place where kids can be kids while you shop.

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Boulder Ski Deals

2525 Arapahoe Avenue # E10
Boulder, CO 80302-6726
(303) 938-8799

If you are looking for winter gear for your kids, Boulder Ski Deals is a good place to start. They have a great selection of everything your child would need. The store also has a nice junior trade in ski program. You can trade in your child’s new or used equipment for half off  a new package.

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1711 29th Street, Space#1184
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 499-1731

This is another good store to find outdoor clothing for the kids.  Their kid section is smaller than similar stores in town, but if you can find your size, it’s a great brand.

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1900 29th Street
Boulder, CO 80301

This is the only department store to shop for kids clothing in Boulder. It’s the place to go to get anything and everything for your child. The kids clothing section is located downstairs with the men’s clothing.

– Ericka Lewis and her family have been residents of Boulder for nearly a decade. She worked at CBS4 as an anchor and reporter until early 2010 and has blogged on and off about Boulder for several years. She currently produces videos for client websites.