Locally-Owned Columbia, SC Children’s Stores Offer Convenience & Variety

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Ready to do a little shopping for kids in Columbia, SC? With a bevy of online shops at the stroke of our fingertips at anytime, anywhere, we sometimes need to be reminded that there are a variety of brick-and-mortar stores right in our own backyard and they go beyond typical department stores and shopping districts. Locally-owned shops offer variety and a personal touch.

In fact, Columbia is booming with a large variation of locally-owned children’s stores that will surely satisfy even the most fastidious shopper. From toys to shoes, to classic and even modern clothing, there’s something for everyone, and a little retail therapy…just around the corner.

Shop for kids in Columbia, SC: Locally-owned children's shops

Be Beep A Toy Shop 

Locally-owned and specialty toy store, Be Beep Toys, has been a Columbia staple since 1986. Offering brands like Lego, Playmobil, Tonies, and Jellycat, Be Beep has all your toy needs covered. Additionally, they conveniently offer complimentary gift wrapping, personal shopping, as well as call-ahead service!

4525 Forest Drive Columbia, SC 29206
Monday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm, Sunday – Closed
Be Beep Toys Website

Be Beep Toy Store

Duck Duck Goose

Duck Duck Goose children’s boutique offers a wide variety of classic and hand-smocked clothing and accessories for boys and girls, as well as monogramming options and a gift registry. The store also offers free local deliveries for customers who live within a five-mile radius of the store!

2800 Devine Street Columbia, SC 29205
Monday – Friday 10 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday 10 am – 3 pm, Sunday – Closed 

4525-C Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206
Monday – Friday 10 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday 10 am – 3 pm, Sunday – Closed
Duck Duck Goose Website

Enchanted Closet

Enchanted Closet children’s boutique has been an Irmo-area fixture for over 17 years! Specializing in classic southern and smocked children’s clothing, as well as baby gifts and accessories, it has everything you’re looking for. Enchanted Closet also features specialty events throughout the year, such as pastel portraits and silhouette profiles, as well as seasonal events with Santa and the Easter Bunny!

Want to learn more about Enchanted Closet?
Here’s our Kidding Around article all about Enchanted Closet.

7001 St. Andrews Road #A10 Irmo, SC 29212
Monday – Closed, Tuesday – Saturday 10:30 am – 5:30 pm, Sunday – Closed
*Website coming soon

Enchanted Closet in Columbia, SC

Marigold Modern Kids

Marigold Modern is a locally-owned children’s store that celebrates sustainable craftsmanship and clothing, offering both modern and traditional brands of clothing, toys, and accessories. If you’re looking for unique and one-of-a-kind pieces, Marigold Modern is your one-stop shop for all your clothing and gift-giving needs!

2732 Devine Street, Suite D Columbia, SC 29205
Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm, Sunday – Closed
Modern Marigold Website

Modern Marigold Children's Shop

Southern Children

Southern Children clothing store has been dressing Columbia-area kids for over 34 years! Located in Forest Acres, Southern Children offers traditional clothing and shoes for both girls and boys. From preemies and infants all the way to girls and boys size 16, this locally-owned store has every stage of life covered with its large and highly-curated inventory.

See our article on Southern Children

4711 Forest Drive #13 Columbia, SC 29206
Monday – Friday 10 am – 5:30 pm, Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday – Closed 
Southern Children Website

Southern Children

Tootsies Children’s Shoes 

Tooties Children’s Shoes has been a permanent fixture in the Columbia community for over 30 years! Tootises has been fitting babies for their first pair of shoes for generations. Offering brands such as Stride Rite, Native, Footmates, L’Amour, Sperry, See Kai Run and Hunter, this store is the one-stop shop for all of your child’s shoe needs.

From walking shoes to sandals, to formal and athletic, Tootsies has your little one covered for all occasions!

Do you want to know more? We have a full Kidding Around article on Tootsies Children’s Shoes.

4517 Forest Drive Columbia, SC 29206
Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday – Closed
Tootsies Children’s Shoes Website

Tootsies Children's Shoes in Columbia, SC

Enjoy some local shopping, Columbia SC!

Where is your favorite store to visit when you’re shopping in Columbia, South Carolina for children?

About the Author
Kelly is a native of Hartsville, SC and lives in West Columbia with her husband, two-year-old daughter, and pets George and Gigi. She is now a stay-at-home mom after a long career in beverage sales at Republic National Distributing Company and Sazerac Company. Kelly is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communications, and has a degree in print journalism. She’s passionate about her family, writing, shopping, and any and all crime dramas.

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