About Us

A Family-owned Business Serving Your Family

The Original Childrens Shop opened its doors for business in the Laurelhurst neighborhood of Seattle in 1952.  The original owner, Vivian Kennedy, stocked the store with classics like Florence Eiseman, Imp and Sylvia White.  In 1989, Kathryn Etherington purchased the shop after it had moved to the University Village and in 1993, we moved to the beautiful neighborhood of Madison Park where we still reside today.  With the support of our customers, the shop has been family owned and operated for nearly three decades! 

We aim to provide the littlest citizens of Seattle and beyond with exceptional, quality clothing.  Many of our selections are European boutique brands or reputable American companies that you can only find in small retailers.  Whether you prefer modern looks or simply enjoy the classics, we have something for everyone, even ladies gifts! 

Let us help you pick out your baby's coming home outfit, your granddaughter's holiday dress, your child's back to school wardrobe, and beyond.  We gladly take orders over the phone, provide complimentary gift wrapping and will ship anywhere in the world.

Seattle Store Hours:


Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm