Best of Seattle: 2012 Golden Teddy Awards


Best of Seattle for Kids and Families: Family Shopping and Services

Best of Seattle for Kids and Families: Family Shopping and Services
You know what you like when it comes to what you’re buying and where you’re buying it. And why not? Quality, great selection and customer service count — and that’s what ParentMap readers value the most.


Best kids' clothing: GymboreeKids’ Clothing

Winner: Gymboree
When it comes to dolling up your wee ones, you go to Gymboree to find the “cutest kids clothes,” especially if you are looking for “quality material and detailing.” Voters are also drawn to the value of the products. Gymboree has a solid reputation for clothes that last  and “good sale prices.” Parents love the benefits of the Gymboree Rewards program in which they earn one point for every $1 spent in the stores, on and at the Gymboree Outlet.

Always on the leading edge, Bootyland Kids has been a Seattle fixture since 1995. Their products feature  eco-conscious and ethically sourced clothing and toys with the “coolest selection” of “vintage and new.” One voter describes their wares as “locally made and eco-friendly clothing mixed with consignment.”

Perhaps a bit more mainstream and therefore good for basics, The Gap offers “great quality for the price” and “cute things for boys without a lot of characters” on them.  

Readers also love Hanna Andersson in Bellevue and Seattle for their selection of product lines, their “good prices” and “great quality and adorable” styles.

Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack makes the cut with parents as well, for their excellent customer service and quality products.

And last, but not least, Unique Plus in Kirkland gets thumbs up for their organic and eco-friendly products, “ wonderful customer service” and selection of clothing, footwear, toys, décor, books, accessories and gear.

Kids’ Online Retail

Sometimes you just need to shop in your pajamas. Next time  you need some online retail therapy, try one of these reader favorites:




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Family Food
Best of Seattle: Family Food and Dining

Activities for Kids
Best of Seattle: Activities for Kids

Best of Seattle: Family Shopping and Services

Camps & Classes
Best of Seattle: Camps and Classes

Best of Seattle: Parenting Resources

Illustrations by Alli Arnold