Best Places to Shop for Kids in Hampton Roads

Baby & Kid Boutiques Virginia Beach

These are not national brands or chains. These are locally own, curated and crafted boutique shops local to VA Beach, Chesapeake and Nor, but usually ship worldwide!

If I missed something, please let me know! I’d love to add it.


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Kids Retail Shops for babies & kids in Hampton Roads

  1. Sprout Children’s Boutique & Consignment
  2. Mom & Me Boutique
  3. Rock A Bye Baby OBX
  4. Little Peas Children’s Boutique
  5. Baby Bloom

Sprout Children’s Boutique & Consignment

Located in Hilltop Shopping Center, Sprout has a great variety of kids clothes in sizes newborn all the way up to girls and boys size 12. They’ve got toys, shoes, and great gift ideas.

For photos, they have coordinating outfits for almost all their sizes for every season & holiday.

Their consignment is limited but picky in a good way. They only accept boutique clothing for consignment which means you’re sifting through loads of clothes to get a good find.

Mom & Me Boutique

Don’t be fooled, Mom & Me has a ton of maternity and baby gear store, but they’ve also got a specially curated line up of clothes for the whole family specifically for family photos! They’ve got Mom & Me collection and Dad & Me.

If you’re pregnant, go there first for maternity dresses, particularly for maternity photos. I’ve heard they’ve got a dress rental option? Trust, but verify that! These are the kind of dresses that will last into that 4th trimester and be super versatile even when not pregnant, so just buy it 🙂

Mom & Me is also located in Hilltop, with Sprout.


What to wear for family photos, family of six, by alison bell photographer

How I Style My Family of 6 for Photos

I have 4 boys and they didn’t match. Its definitely a puzzle but here are some tips:

  • Texture is your friend
  • Light color prints are ok
  • You can mix plaids (shocker!)

Rocky A Bye Baby OBX – But in VA Beach

This is the sister store of a the original Rock A Bye Baby OBX in Nags Head, NC.

This is a traditional baby boutique that specializes in gifts and clothing for infants. Think swaddles, stuffed animals, toys, feeding accessories, etc.

They carry traditional southern outfit like bubbles, john-johns, all monogramed of course! But don’t expect to find sizes beyond 5T. They do have every season and holiday represented!

Little Peas Children’s Boutique

If Rock A Bye focuses on babies, Little Peas is focused on kids but their sizes do stop about 6/7 for both girls and boys.

They do carry newborn clothing and gifts. They’ve got all the accessories – bows, bracelets, diaper covers, and more.

Located on Battlefield Rd, Chesapeake, they also consign!

Baby Bloom

This is a booth inside the Painted Tree in Hilltop Shopping Center (nextdoor to Mom & Me).

Have you been to a Painted Tree? It’s a collection of booths rented out by local vendors. Its a great concept for entrepreneurs to launch a brick & mortar shop without much risk. Baby Bloom is one of those vendor booths.

Baby Stores Consignment in Hampton Roads

Most of these consignment shops are limited in what they accept. I appreciate that because that means I waste less time sorting through clothes! But it can be frustrating if you’re wanting to consign your own items. Check with each store about the their policies and what days they accept consigments!

Sprout Children’s Boutique – Laskin Road in Hilltop Shopping Center, Virginia Beach

White Rabbitt – Downtown Norfolk

Once Upon A Child – 2 Locations in Chesapeake and one in Princess Anne area of Virginia Beach

Little Peas Children’s Boutique – Battlefield Dr, Chesapeake.

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After 11 years of photographing families all over the world, I've realized my clients aren't printing their images. We go through all this work to get dressed, coordinated and then let those photos die on the hard drive.

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