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Better Maternity Shopping

When local mom April Lawrence was pregnant with her second child, she struggled to find clothes that fit her taste and budget. She tried thrifting, but the maternity pieces were limited and mixed in with the regular clothes. Inspired by the plethora of kids' resale shops in LA, Lawrence opened the Mama San Boutique in Burbank (1807 W. Verdugo Ave. between Parish and Orchard; 818.588.3183). The maternity resale boutique carries bump clothes (obvs.), but also nursing bras ($8) and other postpartum support options. The charming store also features a private space for classes and events. Bonus points for a percentage of the store’s profits being donated to the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission.