Ballerinas and Bruisers
Owner Steve Schwartz fills his cutie-pie shop with original lines and adorable accessories fit for the royal baby—or yours. For future astronauts, look for the La Miniatura space T-shirt, designed by Project Runway winner Jeffery Sebelia. For pint-sized ballerinas, the expanded line of tutus is perfect. The store also has a selection of baby blankets and Chewbeads teething necklaces. See how time flies with one of the 3-D wall clocks, styles of which include frogs and locomotives.
180 S. Main St., Zionsville, 317-733-3400, ballerinasandbruisers.com
Pick up super-soft pieces from Finn + Emma, a baby line done in organically grown cotton, or a luxe Burp’nBaby blanket for your little one to cuddle up with. Colorful knit Blabla dolls and Lucinda toys make great gifts.
920 Broad Ripple Ave., 317-255-2323, bebegateindy.com
This Swedish-born store has colorful, super-soft cotton pieces for newborns and some of the best school wear for kids. Check out the adorable animal backpacks and extra-warm jackets.
The Fashion Mall, 317-249-8541, hannaandersson.com
Jack & Jill Children’s Shoppe
You’ll always find that ideal outfit for babies and children, whether it’s for a professional portrait or just to run around in outside. This shop is full of dresses, onesies, zip jackets, dress pants, and more for boys and girls, preemies to size 14.
33 E. Pine St., Zionsville, 317-873-9100; Carmel City Center, 727 Hanover Pl., Carmel, 317-805-1880; jandjchild.com
Janie and Jack
You can’t resist the girlish rompers that are flying off the racks in this darling store. If you want something a bit dressier, the tweed blazers, tulle skirts, and boat shoes are adorable, as is the holiday finery. Create outfits for boys and girls, newborn to size 6, with a larger selection available online.
The Fashion Mall, 317-575-6115, janieandjack.com
Little Green Bean Boutique
Like-new kids’ clothing, accessories, toys, books, and furniture fill this near-eastside space owned by Heather McMullen. Locally handmade items, like headbands, mobiles, body lotions, jewelry, and tutus, also are stocked.
2809 E. 10th St., 317-426-4232, littlegreenbeanboutique.com
NEW New to Fishers and located in a precious white house, MiniThreads specializes in organic and eco-friendly baby clothes. KicKee Pants, made from bamboo, are its biggest hit, with cute rosebud and animal patterns. Kate Quinn dresses and Wheat USA onesies are also irresistible. Your baby will love the soft feel of each outfit.
11631 Maple St., Fishers, 317-999-5121, wearminithreads.com
Night Owl Baby
One of the Just Pop In twins, Mandy Selke, has moved her boutique online. You’ll find T-shirts that read “I Am Hoo I Am!” along with onesies, beanies, and other adorable clothing items with the signature owl design for boys and girls, newborn to size 6. Children’s bow ties, belts, and matching parent-and-baby bracelets are customer favorites.
6406 Cornell Avenue, 317-602-3540, nightowlbaby.com
Sweet, one-of-kind finds, like baby legwarmers, fun kitten masks, and colorful onesies, make the shop a classic. Owner Ashley Martz stocks many local brands, such as Indie Loves Indy, Bobaloo, and her own Elms & Cedars designs. Look also for Tea Collection, Baby Soy, and Finn + Emma. You’ll find items for boys and girls, infant to size 4.
433 Massachusetts Ave., 317-423-1234, nurtureonline.com
Piper Children's Boutique
Ruffled dresses, cute holiday wear, soft sweaters, and special-occasion styles populate this Fishers boutique. It’s also got socks, shoes, tights, and headbands for the finishing touches.
8235 E. 116th St., Fishers, 317-578-7002, piperboutiques.com