About us

For over 20 years, our passion has been finding and curating a unique selection of products that reflect the wonderful and whimsical qualities of childhood. The Red Balloon Co. has been Chicago's go-to source for a wide selection of high-quality, speciality children's clothing, books, toys, and gifts. We select products for their durability, safety, and charm. As a female owned, community based business, we love having the opportunity to help customers choose the perfect items! Whether it's a gift for a newborn, a toddler birthday, the perfect back-to-school outfit, or holiday shopping, we can help you make it as special as the children in your life. 

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What Our Customers Have to Say!

Wonderfully kind and helpful staff and a nice array of kids clothing, books, and toys.

Lydia Y.

This was the second time I stopped into this shop this week, and it's just delightful. You can't beat the experience provided by the thoughtful staff, and the baby and kids' gift selection is great with lots of local handmade items.

Jessica R.

Red Balloon is the best children's boutique around! I adore the unique selection of clothing for both girls and boys! I have 3 sons and love the brands and style of clothes they carry for boys. Also, their baby selection cannot be beat and I always pick up gifts for newborns here. My 3 year old loves stopping in to pick up a new little toy or bath bomb lol. We absolutely adore this store and their sweet and helpful staff!

Nikki S.

This shop is amazing. I always find something neat when shopping around. I recommend!!

Katherine P.

Really cute store with a lot of nice clothing and toys. The staff are always really helpful and they do gift wrapping. I like that they usually have a good amount of Chicago styled things (clothing, books, etc.). They have a good amount of books, toys and clothes that are more unique than a department store. My 4-month old nephew loved the teething ice cream cone they suggested. I have gotten a few gifts from here for different occasions and they are always well received.

Marjorie E.

Such a cute store! I just happened to come across this store. Very cute clothes for toddlers. I was like “where is this in my size?” I found an adorable little mermaid purse for my niece. They gift wrapped it and shipped it to Austin right away for me. My niece was so excited waiting for it to come in the mail. She loves it!!!

Amy A.

Beautifully curated collection of children’s clothes and gifts with friendly, expert service.

Anne C.

They have THE CUTEST clothes and accessories for babies. A lot of stuff I haven't seen before and fits well in the Wicker Park/Bucktown area (i.e. Hipster/stylish/high end/creative). This is a boutique so don't expect to get anything at discount. You definitely are paying a premium here but you'll be getting unique items. The girls were super sweet and helpful and did an amazing job gift wrapping (for free). The mom to be I gave the gift to (she's an artist) LOVED the gift wrap and the items I got her from here. Definitely check this place out if you're looking for unique gifts to get for your kids or someone you know.

Sami J.

Thank you!

With the help of our wonderful customers and community we were voted the best children's clothing store in Chicago! From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!

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Location & Hours

1940 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

Monday 10 AM - 6 PM

Tuesday 10 AM - 6 PM

Wednesday 10 AM - 6:30 PM

Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM

Friday 10 AM - 6 PM

Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM

Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM