Best Kids Clothes

When it comes to your kids, you know they deserve the best! Of course, you and your child might end up with slightly differing opinions on what makes clothes “the best.” You want kids clothes that are high quality, durable, easy to wash, and available in many different sizes. Your kid has a few other ideas, which may change even throughout a single day!

We did the research to find the best kids clothes makers in the USA. Below are our findings and all the factors that went into our research.

Our Findings

Overall, we found six high-quality American-made kids’ clothing stores that exemplify the best of the best. These six clothing stores passed all of our major research criteria. Of course, everyone has different style, so we separated out our top picks into a few different categories to hopefully help y’all make sense of it all.

Below, we have included a more in-depth review of each kid’s clothing store, along with our reasons for choosing each so you can decide for yourself which one is your new favorite.

Top Recommendations

Best Kids Clothes Best for:
Two Crows for Joy Organic Kids’ Clothes
Shirts That Go Fun T-Shirts
American Adorn Designer Kids’ Clothes
Aviator Nation Kids’ Loungewear
Esme Girls’ Sleepwear
GrUVyWear Kids’ Swimwear

Recommendations: Going Deeper

Check out a deeper dive into each kid’s clothing store recommendation to see what we liked and even what we didn’t like about each of our top picks.

Best Organic Kids’ Clothes

Two Crows for Joy

Two Crows for Joy is an online small business marketplace that specializes in American-made organic kid’s clothes. On the Two Crows for Joy website, you can find baby toys and cloth diapering essentials, but the company shines with its clothing options.

Two USA-based moms run two Crows for Joy with love for design, local manufacturing, and of course, kids. Their own brand, Adooka Organics, has been operating since 2009. With Adooka Organics’ success, the two owners expanded their organization to include other American organic kids clothes manufacturers.

If you are searching for organic, eco-friendly, high-quality kids, clothing, and toys made by small businesses, you will find it all at Two Crows for Joy.

All products found on Two Crows for Joy and all shipped for free to anywhere in the United States.

This kids’ clothing company prides itself on the overall sustainability of their products. The environmental footprint is a huge plus, but the clothes are also adorable. There is a vast range of options for both boys and girls. Most choices come in many sizes, so big sibling, little sibling matching outfits are available.

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Things we like:

  • Free shipping
  • Products made by small businesses
  • Organic
  • Many styles and sizes available

Things we don’t like:

  • Pricey
  • Colors can fade in the wash

 

Best Fun T-Shirts

Shirts That Go

Shirts That Go has one theme and one purpose, and they do it memorably and well. The T-shirts you buy here will be unique and memorable, and if your child loves planes, trains, boats, cars, and construction vehicles, you will shop here a lot.

Shirts That Go is a small business that makes all of its products in the United States. Each t-shirt is printed with water-based, eco-friendly ink. Each t-shirt is also available in a raglan style. Whether you choose a traditional t-shirt or raglan styles, they go up to a children’s size ten.

No matter what vehicle your child is interested in, Shirts That Go has something to offer. You can find monster trucks, trains, fire and rescue vehicles, garbage trucks, construction equipment, aircraft, boats, and rockets. These aren’t the cartoonish trucks you’ll find on most kids clothing. Shirts That Go uses realistic artwork on their clothing.

Free shipping is not available on the Shirts That Go website, but you can also purchase these shirts on Amazon for easy shipping and returns.

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Things we like:

  • Available on Amazon
  • Small business
  • Realistic vehicle photos
  • 100% cotton

Things we don’t like:

  • Only t-shirts/raglan shirts available
  • Runs small

 

Best Designer Kids’ Clothes

American Adorn

American Adorn is a high-end online children’s clothing boutique that’s uniquely American. All products are made and designed in the United States. Each product is carefully hand-selected by the minds behind American Adorn.

American Adorn offers kids clothing in newborn sizes up to a child’s size six. The website is incredibly easy to navigate. It is possible to sort by color, size, and style. Clothing is available in boy and girl styles, and the website also offers accessories and swimwear.

This online kids’ clothing store is a certified green business that prides itself on utilizing sustainable methods from start to finish. Specifically, organic clothing in baby, boy, and girl sizes are available. Even the packaging is made of recyclable materials.

Returning or exchanging is simple at American Adorn. Full refunds are available within 30 days, and partial return or store credit can be obtained after that. All orders ship within at least three days, and shipping are free for orders within the United States.

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Things we like:

  • Great style options for girls and boys
  • Free shipping
  • Easy returns
  • Certified green business

Things we don’t like:

  • Sizes end at six

 

Best Kids’ Loungewear

Aviator Nation

Aviator Nation is not exclusively a children’s clothing store, but their kids’ loungewear is so cute. The sizes start with baby sizes, then children’s size goes from two to fourteen, and come in a wide variety of styles. Hoodies, tracksuits, tee shirts, and thermals come in many different colors and unisex sizing.

This 70s inspired, California style offerings at Aviator Nation are all designed and handmade in the United States since 2006. Each article of clothing is hand-distressed and incredibly soft and durable.

Aviator Nation loungewear is machine washable. While customer service is very responsive, returns are not always available. Be sure to keep the order number close to you because you will need it if you have any problems that need fixing.

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Things we like:

  • Unisex sizing
  • Lots of colors
  • Unique styles
  • Hand made in the USA

Things we don’t like:

  • Returns aren’t always available

 

Best Girls’ Sleepwear

Esme

Girl’s sleepwear sets are at their best at Esme. Each set comes in a wide variety of children’s size two to adult extra-large. Pajama sets come with different tops like camis, short-sleeved, or long-sleeved tops. The colors are usually bright with large fun patterns and lace necklines and ends of sleeves.

Esme designs and manufactures all their sleep sets in the United States. The patterns are dyed with water-based dyes, and the sleep sets are machine washable.

Returns are tricky with Esme. Only store credit is available, and even canceling your order requires payment of ten dollars for a restocking fee.

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Things we like:

  • Wide variety of sizing
  • Cute designs
  • Machine washable

Things we don’t like:

  • Returns are difficult

 

Best Kids’ Swimwear

GrUVyWear

GrUVyWear has swimwear that recognizes the importance of powerful UV protection. This high quality, comfortable, and cute swimwear is perfect for a day at the pool or beach and helps protect your child from harmful rays.

GrUVyWear offers swimwear ranging in size from babies to adults and purchased in sets or purchased as individual pieces. All their swimwear is made in the United States. There is no free shipping, but returns and exchanges are straightforward.

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Things we like:

  • Available in sets or individual pieces
  • UV protection
  • Wide variety of sizes
  • Easy to wash

Things we don’t like:

  • No free shipping

Factors We Considered

Sizing

A wide variety of sizes make it easier to find what you are looking for in children’s clothing. There is no golden standard of kids’ clothing that will ensure a similar fit across different brands, so we only recommend kids’ clothing with a wide range of sizes for each style.

Ease of Washing

Did anyone tell you about the dirt before a child came into your life? Or did you learn that one in the first hour?

However, you learned that lesson. You certainly know it by now. Children’s clothing will get dirty, and the laundry piles grow and grow. To combat the ever-expanding laundry pile, we ranked ease of washing as an essential factor in children’s clothing.

To determine ease of washing, we looked for clothing shops that offered machine washable kids’ clothing. The ability to throw the clothes in the dryer was also considered a plus.

Durability

We think quality kids’ clothing is synonymous with durability. Kids’ clothing shouldn’t inhibit them from just being kids! But you don’t want to buy clothes any more than you have.

We looked for high-quality fabrics and manufacturing with high standards. We find that USA-made clothing is often of higher quality than the clothing produced elsewhere.

Returns and Exchanges

Kids grow and it can be hard to determine what the best size for your child is by pictures online. That’s why we sought out children’s clothing shops that had good return and exchange policies, so you can always get the right fit.

Have younger children? Be sure to check out our best baby clothes made in the USA as well.

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