Approval Program

Introducing The Approval Program from The Red Balloon Co!
 We are rolling out our Approval Program on a wider scale for our stay-at-home community!  Our customers who prefer to have their children try on clothing in the comfort of their home have loved this option!    
Call or email us to create an Approval Package - we will base it in your child’s needs and style.  Hates zippers? No problem.  Entering a twirly-dress-only phase?  We have you covered! Each package will contain 5 clothing items per child.  We will hand deliver to your door, and we ask you to please return any unwanted items via curbside to our store within 2 business days.
Call 773-489-9800 or email to try out our Approval Program today! 
Details: Your credit card information will be safely and temporarily stored.  You will only be charged for items you would like to keep OR if we do not hear from you within 2 days of pickup/dropoff.  We will always call you before charging your credit card!
**After you have been charged for items, our usual return policy applies.**


We know you want to celebrate all of life's important moments with loved little ones, even if you can't be there, The Red Balloon makes sure your gifts will get there!

Curbside Pickup

On your way to a birthday party in a hurry? Don't worry about having to take the kids in and out of the car! Give us a call and we'll run your wrapped gift out to your car so you'll make the party in perfect time, even if your independent toddler decided today is the day they tie their own shoes. 773-489-9800
COVID-19 Curbside Pickup
The Red Balloon will be offering curbside pickup in compliance with Chicago shelter in place orders after Friday, May 1st 2020. We will be open for curbside pickup Tuesdays-Saturdays 11 am- 5 pm.

Shop for Schools

We are excited to introduce a give-back program designed to support elementary and preschools in the city and suburban schools areas.  As a Chicago-based retailer, we know how much you value your kids’ schools and how involved so many of you are in raising money for these fantastic institutions!
Every time you shop with us, The Red Balloon Co. will donate a portion of your purchases back to your child’s school! Once your school is signed up, all you have to do is mention the school’s name each time you shop at our stores, over the phone, or online, and 3% of your yearly combined purchases will go back to your school in the form of a cash donation. Get your whole class involved: the more everyone shops with us, the more your school benefits!

Birthday Club

Sign up using your kids birthdays and receive 10% off
the entire month of their birthdays! Click here to sign up.

Personal Shopping

Need a gift or five? Let us do the heavy lifting! Call or email us with your budget, the clothing size your looking for, and any specifications (i.e. no books/toys in the gift, the recipient really loves unicorns/space/puppies). We'll send you pictures of curated gift options for you to choose from. Shopping with The Red Balloon couldn't be easier!

Free Gift Wrapping

The Red Balloon is known as a gift destination, so we make it easy to shop for a gift! We offer free gift wrapping year round using our adorable red polka dot paper, curled ribbon, and gift tags. Your present is sure to be a standout.