Like threadless but for toddlers
December 7, 2007 9:09 AM   Subscribe

What are some good web sites to buy cute, "hip" (whatever that means) t-shirts and other clothing for babies and toddlers? Bonus points if it's non-gendered.

I'm looking to buy Christmas presents for my 1-year-old nephew. Overpriced hipster baby / toddler clothing seems like the perfect gift, because it's arguably useful, something his parents would like, and something they would be unlikely to buy for him themselves. I would prefer the choices be as gender-neutral as possible, as would his parents. Examples of the sort of thing I'm talking about can be found here.

Any suggestions will be received with much gratitude
posted by dersins to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (30 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
BabyGadget is a baby blog that covers cool stuff (more designy than hipstery -- they'd feature a "Helvetica" onesie before they'd feature one with a band's name on it). They have a clothing category with photos/links to where you can buy them. It usually goes beyond t-shirts to cool sometimes retro outfits.
posted by mathowie at 9:15 AM on December 7, 2007

If you would like to support crafters and handmade, there are some super cute and gender-neutral shirts and things at etsy. A few examples: Doggie Frogs Boombox Figgy Pudding World Peace Birds Anchor Spikey Fish Thought Balloons Giraffe
posted by iconomy at 9:20 AM on December 7, 2007

Lucky Wang is super cute, and defines the "overpriced hipster baby" look to a tee. Although their online store has far less selection than the brick and mortar stores.
posted by kimdog at 9:20 AM on December 7, 2007

Urbanbabyrunway! Their clothes are grouped by gender, but there's plenty of gender-neutral stuff in the boy and girl sections.
posted by peep at 9:21 AM on December 7, 2007

I love the Life Is Good baby/tot line of items.
posted by Sassyfras at 9:22 AM on December 7, 2007

I blow a good deal of cash on my daugters outfits, but most of the places I go do not have web outlets. One that does is lucky wang. If, by some chance, you end up in New York you might also try Crembebe' (68 2nd Ave 212 979.6848).
posted by shothotbot at 9:22 AM on December 7, 2007

Nippaz With Attitude Rock Orientated baby clothing. I bought the Bob Dylan "Time I need a changin' " and it wasn't bad quality.

Beware of signing up for newsletter though, they send them out thick and fast!
posted by MarvinJ at 9:24 AM on December 7, 2007

Threadless has many of their T-shirts in kids sizes now.
posted by matildaben at 9:33 AM on December 7, 2007

Little Miss Matched.


posted by ClaudiaCenter at 9:33 AM on December 7, 2007

Baby Wit has some fun, indie-ish, customizable shirts & onesies.
posted by Sterling Hoyt at 9:37 AM on December 7, 2007

If the parents are technically-inclined, they may enjoy some of the shirts over at Thinkgeek.
posted by tuffbunny at 9:38 AM on December 7, 2007

Lucky Brand Cool but pricey
Original Penguin I love penguin so it's cool we can match (bigger toddlers)
busted Tees - just great t's
posted by doorsfan at 9:40 AM on December 7, 2007

The kids section at Threadless has some nice tshirts for kids.
posted by utsutsu at 9:40 AM on December 7, 2007

You can also make your own cool shirts using an ink jet printer and tshirt transfers.
posted by burnmp3s at 9:43 AM on December 7, 2007

Depending on your taste: BabyGoth, T-Shirt Hell.
posted by toxic at 9:45 AM on December 7, 2007

Pricey, hip - seems like everything you're looking for.
Chase's Closet
posted by Ruby Doomsday at 9:45 AM on December 7, 2007

I'm in love with the majority of the dog stuff at Obey the Purebreed, but they have awesome baby stuff too.
posted by annaramma at 9:45 AM on December 7, 2007

Lots of sellers have these
posted by chickaboo at 9:49 AM on December 7, 2007

Oh and
posted by chickaboo at 9:49 AM on December 7, 2007

If you were in the UK I would suggest Thornback & Peel's t-shirts
posted by patricio at 10:12 AM on December 7, 2007

I know the couple that started this business. They offer shirts, onesies and etc. and offer a recycling program. very good bay-area based business.
posted by prior at 10:46 AM on December 7, 2007

Willotoons baby section
posted by rlef98 at 11:19 AM on December 7, 2007

Mahar Dry Goods, perhaps? They have other things besides clothes too.
posted by actionpact at 12:14 PM on December 7, 2007 has some good stuffs.
posted by TomMelee at 3:58 PM on December 7, 2007

I must have bookmarked a million of these types of sites when I was expecting our son...many of them were already listed above, but here are some more:

Crib Rock Couture
Squidoo (tons of links to various sites)
Janie & Jack
Little Hippie
My Retro Baby
No Added Sugar
The Cradle Rocks
The Retro Baby
You're Such a Baby

Just a tip, I personally have found that the nicer/more expensive a baby item, the smaller it tends to run. There are some exceptions, but most of the "hipster" type shirts I've bought for my one-year-old have been much smaller and tighter than less expensive clothes (i.e. Carter's or Old Navy). Definitely consider buying clothes that are at least one size up, like 18M for a twelve-month-old. Good luck and happy shopping!
posted by justonegirl at 4:34 PM on December 7, 2007


I love the For Sale By Owner one.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:48 PM on December 7, 2007

Only a few choices, but I would buy some Goats stuff from Jon if I had a child that size. Kwisatz Haderach, indeed...
posted by pupdog at 7:18 PM on December 7, 2007

posted by iliketolaughalot at 10:10 PM on December 7, 2007

Wry Baby is pretty cute - especially their "handling tips" for babies.
posted by dog food sugar at 3:42 AM on December 8, 2007

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