Congrats, you’re having a baby! As if that’s not overwhelming enough, there are a million products out there that you now have to consider. While it can be exciting, it’s also a challenging time - full of questions and concerns with the added stress of feeling equipped and organized to welcome a child into your home. Luckily, our great city of Los Angeles has a lot to offer in terms of finding quality goods for your precious mini me that are cute to boot!
With my second on the way, I decided to team up with fellow mom boss Molly Pross, Founder of Bump Bestie, to curate a list of the best boutiques around town for unique, stylish goods for the babes. LA is vast so we decided to break it up into two parts– Part I brings you our faves on the Westside and the Valley and Part II (coming soon), will highlight West Hollywood and the Eastside.
(Featured image of Midland by Katherine Rose)
Burro has been a long-time favorite for finding that perfect gift for just about anyone so it's no surprise the shop has found success with five locations spread throughout LA, including Venice, Santa Monica, Malibu, and Westlake Village. When Burro Kids opened on Abbot Kinney, we knew it’d be at the top of our list. Expect a very well-edited selection of quality merch ranging from adorable onesies and the plushiest lovies to creative toys, like ukuleles and avocado rattles. Gotta keep it Cali, after all.
Burro Kids \ 1405 Abbot Kinney Blvd. \ Venice, CA
(Image courtesy of Babyccino Kids)
Midland was a welcome addition to Culver City’s burgeoning retail scene with its desert chic vibes and selection of local cult favorite brands. The same sensibility carries over to their kids selection featuring great local brands, like Nico Nico, Camper General Store, and Pietsie. Think indigo baby bonnets, veg tan leather moccs, wooden toys, and non-fussy clothes in warm solid hues.
8634 Washington Blvd. \ Culver City, CA
If you’re looking for more support, A Mother’s Haven is truly what it claims to be. Beyond quality baby gear and furniture, the shop offers a slew of mommy and me support classes that cover almost every topic you could dream up, including prenatal yoga and CPR safety classes, to adoption basics and music education for the little ones. We love that this place goes above and beyond fancy clothes and toys to provide moms with what they really need – community.
16101 Ventura Blvd. \ Encino, CA
This gorgeous, airy store in the heart of Santa Monica on Main Street is a welcome departure from the cacophony of brightly-colored baby products typically found in big box stores. Caro Bambino offers everything you’d want for a modern, clean and eco-friendly nursery.
2710 Main St. \ Santa Monica, CA
(Image courtesy of Caro Bambino)
Located in the center of Culver City, Lundeen’s is a neighborhood gem. In addition to being a treasure trove of trendy, fun gifts for everyone on your list for every occasion, this place also doubles as an incredible baby/kids shop featuring an incredible selection of unique books, toys, and clothing. Their stuffed animal section is especially adorable.
9726 Washington Blvd. \ Culver City, CA
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If you’re interested in eco-friendly baby products or you’re an earth mama at heart, Earth Baby is your shop. With a focus on cloth diapering, baby carriers and natural parenting goods, Earth Baby makes it easy for new parents interested in going the organic route.
13454 Ventura Blvd. \ Sherman Oaks, CA
Further west you’ll find Limonaia, another eclectic shop offering a range of products from gifts and stationery to baby clothes and books. It’s also an excuse to stroll Montana Ave. that feels removed from the hustle and bustle that is home to a stretch of more than 150 retailers and restaurants.
1325 Montana Ave. \ Santa Monica, CA
(Image courtesy of Limonaia)
ABOUT BUMP BESTIE
Realizing that “one-size-doesn’t-fit-all,” Molly Pross founded Bump Bestie, a modern baby planning and gear consulting service that eases the transition to parenthood by providing personalized support to expecting families as they navigate an unfamiliar and crowded baby-product market. From building your perfect registry, to outfitting your nursery with non-toxic furniture and products to referring you to our trusted concierge of pre and postnatal services, Bump Bestie empowers families to make informed decisions while preparing their home and lives for baby.
(Image by Mama Neila Photography)