Red Balloon Co.

Chicago's Damen Avenue is a wonderful stretch of cafes, restaurants and boutiques that promise unique clothing, accessories and more. Two children's boutiques, within walking distance of one another, are go-to spots if you're looking for quality children's clothing, accessories and toys that bring fashion and style down to a kid's level. Personalized service and kid-centered events make the shopping experience easier for parents and fun for all. 

The Red Balloon Co. (1940 N. Damen Ave., pictured) offers charming children's clothing, books, toys and room accessories - all hand-picked for durability and the wonderful, whimsical qualities that make childhood so special. Every day is a party at this cute shop, and they're pulling out all the stops to celebrate summer. On Saturday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., families can beat the heat with an Ice Cream Social. An ice cream truck will be parked outside the store entrance providing sweet frozen treats for everyone in the family - no purchase is required!

Plan on stocking up on back-to-school duds at the Annual Fall Trunk Show on Monday, July 21 through Sunday, August 3. Schedule an appointment with The Red Balloon Co.'s friendly staff and stop by during regular store hours to check out all of the fall season's hottest looks from brands like Nano, Little Traveler, Stella, Hatley and more.  

Peek (1723 N. Damen Ave.) is a private label brand started in San Francisco. Their adorable selection of children's clothing, accessories, shoes and gifts for newborns are sophisticated yet simple. The staff here is known for making the shopping experience easier by providing excellent customer service and even assists with kid wrangling thanks to the many treats and treasures hidden throughout the store.

Check out their cute, colorful designer tees with sweet motifs and witty sayings. Peek is also a great spot if you're looking to find that perfect baby shower or new baby gift; their Little Peanut Essentials collection will make sure that baby is both comfy and trendy.