Shopping online for baby clothes is definitely a godsend, but with all of the choices in brands and styles, it can also be time-consuming task. Thankfully, the locally-based Kid Stylin’ was created to do the legwork. Ki…
Local mom Heather Thornton has taken her creative endeavors from the bookshelf (she’s the author and illustrator of a pair of kids books) to the closet, with her new apparel line, whirlykidde. The whimsical collection f…
BucketFeet’s artist-designed shoes look even cuter in toddler sizes. The Chicago-based brand has rolled out eight new styles for wee feet, including the Pink Elephant slip-on ($55), Stomp & Chomp slip-on ($55), and Arch…
By day, Chicago mom Tereasa Surratt works as a creative director at a large ad firm. By weekend, she runs Camp Wandawga, a Wisconsin retreat where her husband spent summers as a child. The couple bought the lakeside cam…
The gorgeous new Green Nails & Spa in Park Ridge (835 W. Toughy Ave., 847.430.3509) offers (mostly) organic services in a contemporary yet relaxing setting. Pick from a large selection of Zoya and Essie polishes and ask…
Rachel Zoe wants you to have better hair days. Her new DreamDry salon at the Waldorf Astoria Spa & Health Club in the Near North Side offers quick and snappy styling in a gorgeous, Parisian-inspired space. Blowouts aver…
Adorable Cubs gear for babies
'Tis the season to get little North-siders into the Cubs spirit. For mealtime photo ops, slip on a North Side Baby baseball bib in team colors ($14) from Psychobaby or this Chicago Cubs bib with blue and red tactile tab…
Spring outerwear for the littles
It'll be a while before the mornings are jacket-free. Make the best of it and doll 'em up in one of these adorable spring warmers. This year, local shop-owners are all about hoodies. Rachel Glasson of Twinkle Twinkle Li…
Lil’ Pyar nails cute-but-not-cutesy

Local textile designer Paula Queen knows a thing or two about beautiful fabrics—as evidenced by Lil' Pyar, her new collection of super-soft cotton baby blankets and decorative pillows. Handcrafted in India (by members o…

Dress your little one in Jessie Mott’s designs


Chicago artist Jessie Mott didn’t set out to entertain little ones with her paintings of eccentric animal characters. But when she noticed that children were enjoying the images as much as their parents—and then learned…
Commission a hand-painted mural
You could slap up a wall decal to personalize the nursery, or you can commission local mom and professional art therapist Rebecca Irmen to paint a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind mural. The art school grad started her new busin…
Havenly will make your nursery look gorgeous
Hiring an interior designer to deck the nursery sounds awesome. And expensive. A new online design service, Havenly, wants to get the job done without the massive fee. Here’s how it works: fill out a style (and budget) …
Time for outerwear
We know we're not the only ones scrambling for fall jackets this week (this is the Windy City after all). And though it's hard to beat a baby Patagonia this time of year, here are a few of our favorite … Continued
Fab styles for nursing moms
Nursing and fashion aren't often used in the same sentence. But they totally can be. Here, the cutest nursing togs in town. Belly Dance Maternity in Wicker Park carries the largest selection of NOM nursing wear in Chica…
Online retailer Monica + Andy opens its first storefront
We can all appreciate a store that "gets" the new mom condition. And the new Monica + Andy shop certainly does. The local children’s clothing maker has opened its first storefront—in Lincoln Park—and filled it with chem…