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5 Of The Best Retailers For Kids

Whether shopping for back-to-school, winter holidays, birthdays or in general, shopping for children is a unique experience. Retailers that specialize in children’s clothing, furniture or toys might seem to be the best bet, but that's not always the case.

Here are five of the best retailers for children for clothes, shoes, toys and furniture.

Best General Retailer for Back-to-School Clothing - Target

Alpha Mom named Target (NYSE: TGT) this year’s favorite and most popular general retailer for back-to-school kids' clothing. Cited were overall value, in-store shopping experience, great discounts and selection of clothing for both boys and girls.

If sales figures mean anything, Target’s rank at number four by the National Retail Federation with more than $71 million in retail sales last year is an indicator the chain remains strong.

Best Children’s Clothing Chain – Gap Kids

Infomat, using its sophisticated proprietary ranking technology, said the best clothing chain for children’s clothing was Gap (NYSE: GPS) subsidiary, Gap Kids.

Mentioned and lauded were a fresh take on style trends, a variety of colors, and top-quality fabric and construction.

Related Link: 6 Major Retailers Starting Back-To-School Campaigns

Best Children’s Shoes – Zappos

TopTenReviews named Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN)-owned online retailer Zappos number one for shoes, including for kids.

Garnering a score of 10 out of 10, Zappos was applauded for its 365-day return policy, selection (more than 1,000 brands), competitive prices and free shipping.

Best Toy Store – Toys "R" Us

One children’s product line likely well suited to online buying is toys. On the other hand, seeing and touching actual toys is the best way to assess quality and suitability. One toy chain offers both bricks and mortar stores and a comprehensive online presence: Toys "R" Us.

Toys "R" Us, a privately-owned consortium consisting of KKR & Co., Vornado, and Bain Capital, ranked number one in TopTenReviews for outstanding selection, ease of use (online) and its position as “world’s largest toy store.”

Best Furniture for Children – Pottery Barn Kids

Another chain that caters to both retail outlet shoppers and those who prefer online, Pottery Barn Kids, subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma (NYSE: WSM), has a great selection of unique children’s furniture at premium prices, according to Love To Know.

Covering the gamut, Pottery Barn has online and in-store offerings for babies, kids, teens and even the back-to-college crowd.

At the time of this writing, Jim Probasco  had no position in any mentioned securities.

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