Top 50 Etsy Baby Shops
Looking for one-of-a-kind nursery d'cor? Newborn outfits not sewn in a factory? Baby gear that doesn't cost a precious chunk of your little one's fledgling college fund? Look to Etsy.com. As we discovered when we compiled Babble's Top 50 Etsy Moms list, the online craft cooperative is a hive of industrious, creative folks - including legions of moms. We also noticed how many Etsy sellers offer amazing items for babies, and how far away their gorgeous wares are from the impersonal, assembly-line infant products most of us are used to. We decided these shops serve the 18-months-and-under crowd so well that they deserve a list of their own.
As the co-founder of DIY site PrudentBaby, a blogger for Babble's Family Style blog and a longtime Etsy shopper, I've visited - and loved - hundreds of Etsy's beautiful baby boutiques. So while I was absolutely thrilled when Babble asked me to do this list, choosing the 50 best of the best was a challenge. Welcome to Babble's roundup of the Top 50 Etsy Baby Shops, purveyors of some of the most beautiful, most useful, most lovingly made baby goods around.
And if we did leave your favorite shop off the list, we hope you'll nominate it yourself.
- Jaime Morrison Curtis
25 / 50
Laken & Lila | Heather Chopra
Laken ‘ Lila’s Rankings
The Shop: Simple designs in bright patterns are perfectly playful. For boys, you’ll find seersucker, chambray, and sweet appliqu’s of trees and octopi. For girls, check out the coordinated play sets that feel girly but never frilly. All can be made in infant sizes.
The Sellers: Sewing since she was just seven years old, shop owner Heather finally answered the question, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” by opening this boutique named for her two children. Now she lives her dream, hand-making each item from her studio-by-the-lake in western New York.
Signature Item: Nautical-striped smocked beach dress, $36.50