Where to Buy Children's Traditional Heirloom Clothing

One of the fun parts of Heirloom portrait photography is getting to see all the lovely clothing my client's children come to the studio wearing. Some are purchased new and some have been handmade and handed down through the family. Each carefully selected outfit serves to enhance the timeless feel of the final images.

To help clients in their search for the perfect heirloom children's clothing, I am compiling a list of online and local retailers of children's traditional heirloom and smocked clothing.

If you would like to personally recommend a children's heirloom, traditional, or smocked clothing retailer please contact me and I'll be happy to consider them.

Spoiled Sweet Boutique

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2095 Exeter Rd, Unit 20, Germantown, TN 38138, United States

We dress children from newborn to size 14 for girls and from newborn to size 7 for boys. We also have one of the largest selections of hair accessories and sweet baby gifts in the Memphis area. 

Spoiled Sweet Boutique opened in March of 2009 as a locally owned, independent baby & children’s clothing and gift boutique located in the Memphis suburb of Germantown, TN.

As the years have come and gone, our selection of both clothing and gifts has grown tremendously. In August of 2021, we moved to a temporary location while our forever home was being designed and finished. A year later, in August of 2022, we moved into our new home just around the corner from our original location.

Whether you're a local or just passing through, we hope you stop in and say hello! We would love to help you find the sweetest things for your little ones!

girls smocked dresses

photo credit: Spoiled Sweet Boutique

Porcelain Bunny

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3092 Poplar Ave Suite 12 Memphis, TN 38111

Providing children with timeless clothes to make lasting memories. 

Girl in dress at garden birthday party

photo credit: Porcelain Bunny

Feltman Brothers

Vintage inspired and classic baby clothes

For over 100 years, Feltman Brothers has been creating vintage style baby outfits for boys and girls, giving families the opportunity to create all those wonderful memories. Contributing to moments that can last forever with the timeless designs, portrait-worthy class and heirloom quality.

Our vintage baby clothes feature the classy, antique look you love, with lots of lace trim, smocking, handmade pintucks, and hand embroidery – because you deserve an heirloom quality baby layette you can pass down for generations to come. Feltman Brothers offers a full baby boutique online for all occasions, including Christmas, Easter, wedding and flower girl dresses, baby birthdays, and special occasions.

baby girl in white heirloom dress and bonnet

photo credit: Feltman Brothers

Strasburg Children

"We are honored to be a small part of your special occasions! Please let us know if we can help you find items for Flower girls, Ring bearers, First Communion, Baptisms, Christenings, Portraits or clothing for any special moments. We use the finest fabrics and add our signature touch in the details: fabric covered buttons, French seams, hems to grow with the child, hand smocking and more! "

Our collection’s roots are in the South, originally created in a fine Victorian home in Alabama. The details include heirloom quality – the finest 100% cotton or silk, French seams to assure softness against a child’s skin, smocking and embroidery completed by hand, buttons covered in fabric, dresses with long full skirts that are perfect for twirling, generous 2” hems so a favorite dress could be worn longer as a child grows. And the quality workmanship that kept that favorite dress in the family, being handed down among siblings and generations. Our collection has grown since those early days, but our commitment to heirloom quality will always be the first step we take with a new design.

three children in heirloom clothing

photo credit: Strasburg Children

Banbury Cross

Over the years Banbury Cross has grown to be a "small department store" having anything that you need to dress and coordinate your children for any occasion: weddings, communions, portraits, school, fun from head to toe. We have classic traditional style clothing that makes children look like children. Quality, style and value are our standards when choosing inventory.

Banbury Cross has always been a family run business. Daughters, daughter-in-laws, nieces, friends and soon, granddaughters, work hard to make us who we are today.

We love to make picture perfect memories for you of your children.

Toddler wearing Heirloom clothing set

photo credit: Banbury Cross