1. Full of Beans DC

Artisan, original and whimsical is the vibe of Full of Beans, a delightful little closet of a children’s store located in Chevy Chase, D.C. It's the oldest children’s store in the District and for over thirty years it has specialized in beautiful clothing, toys and books for children ages infant through tweens (or teens not yet wearing adult sizes). Once a parent steps in the door, she becomes part of the Full of Beans club; the staff is always ready to help you find the perfect fit.

2. Dawn Price Baby

All four locations of Dawn Price Baby provide the kind of baby and toddler clothing that you'll dress your child in again and again—and then pass along to your best friend. Cute and quality brands such as Zutano, Skip Hop, Trumpette and Under the Nile fill the racks and shelves here. Visit one of their locations in Capitol Hill, Georgetown, Merrifield, VA or Reston, VA.

3. Yogaso Boutique

Yogaso offers elementary school-aged children (as well as their toddler and baby siblings) bright and bold globally-sourced fashions. We love this shop for discovering new designers, festive frocks for our girls and cool art tees for our guys. If you are too busy to shop Yogaso yourself, they offer a convenient concierge service with free shipping!

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4. Pink & Brown Boutique

The philosophy of Pink & Brown’s clothing is 100 percent organic cotton and other eco-friendly fabrics that celebrate comfort for kids. Located in historic Alexandria, the shop embraces the small business mindset of Old Town. Inside you will find beautiful baby clothes and toddler dresses, knits and tees.

5. Pink Palm 

If you are looking for a country club worthy, preppy-chic ensemble for your little girl, Pink Palm is the place. You will find Lilly Pulitzer dresses, sweaters and adorable brightly colored outfits—all in children’s sizes! Adorable accessories for girls are stocked too, such as headbands, belts and more.

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Jessica McFadden is the creator and author of the popular lifestyle blog for parents, A Parent in America, as well as the award-winning hyperlocal parenting website A Parent in Silver Spring, which has been featured in CNN, Forbes and The Washington Post as a top resource for D.C. parents. Jessica has also served as a contributor to The Washington Post, WeAreTeachers, MomTV and other publications. However, Jessica says that her most important gig is being a mom to son Charlie and daughters Eve and Alice.

Photo credits: Dawn Price Baby (2), Pink Palm

Yogaso Kids Boutique Opens at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda

The new store is the first for Potomac businesswoman


Alem Beshir inside her new store at Pike & Rose - Yogaso

Alem Beshir inside her new store at Pike & Rose - Yogaso


Amid major national brands including Gap, City Sports and Francesca’s at Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, shoppers can find the children’s clothing boutique Yogaso—the first store opened by local businesswoman Alem Beshir.

The 1,700-square-foot store, which opened today, sells a carefully curated selection of clothing designed for infants and children up to age 12. For two years Beshir, 39, operated her business from a Bethesda address from which she mailed clothing to local and online customers. The Potomac resident said her business started through word of mouth.

“I got a lot of my customers from dressing my kids for school,” Beshir said. A parent at her kids’ school once told her that she would wait while picking up her own children just to see the outfits that Beshir’s children wore. “My kids became my models,” Beshir said.

The name of her store comes from combining the first two letters of her kids’ first names—Yohannes, Gabriella and Sofia.

Beshir imports the clothes mostly from Europe, but also sells apparel made by American, Japanese and South American designers. Prices average about $35 to $50 for clothing items; the store also sells toys. Beshir said she’s attracted to European kids’ clothing because it tends to be higher quality than mass-produced items sold in larger American department stores.

“I know there’s a gap that needs to be filled,” Beshir said. “For that special, unique, chic look, I want people to come to us.”

The store is at 11803 Grand Park Ave. Beshir plans to host a formal grand opening and ribbon cutting sometime in mid-December.