V.H. asks from Chicago, IL on January 18, 2007
I'm looking for a dress my daughter will wear to her baptism in a few weeks. She will be 3 months old at the time. I don't want to spend too much money (no more than $100 if possible) - I've looked on the internet and there are some expensive dresses out there! Does anybody know of any children's clothing stores in Chicago (preferably on the North Side) that would sell christening dresses? Or in the near suburbs?
So What Happened?™
Thanks for all of your advice! I went to Bebe Elegante (next to the Whole Foods on Ashland) and they had some adorable stuff. Only one long dress in 3-6 month, though. I ended up ordering from www.onesmallchild.com, and was very pleased with the experience. The website is very easy to navigate and they have lots of pictures so you can be reasonably sure what you are buying is what you want!
L.M. answers from Chicago on January 23, 2007
I have a Christening dress I bought over the internet 2 yrs. ago. It a hand crocheted dress.. really cute. We didn't use it because my mother in law sent us my husbands "dress" for our daughter's baptism... so I've just been sitting on it thinking I will start putting all of these baby items on Ebay.. but to no avail yet! If you're interested I can send you a picture. I'll have to check to see what I paid for it but it wasn't $100+. You can email me at ____@____.com
if your interested.
I.K. answers from Chicago on January 19, 2007
I got a hand-knit christening gown from Ebay, both of my BOYS wore it. Also, Harlem & Irving Plaza and Golf Mill both have these specialty shops that carry fancy clothes for kids. The one in Golf Mill is called the Wave. For sure I've seen outfits way under $100. I think there's a specialty store in Lincolnwood Town Center as well. Good luck!
D.G. answers from Chicago on January 19, 2007
Have you checked out the little boutique shops. I know there are some mexican shops that are really great & less expensive. Have you ever heard of MegaMall? I think it is on Milwaukee. Check out Sears & JCPEnney. as well
G.F. answers from Chicago on January 18, 2007
I know that Babies R Us in Niles has quite a few christening dresses. I don't know how pricey they were but they were very nice.
A.E. answers from Chicago on January 19, 2007
Try www.onesmallchild.com. They have some gowns in the $40 and $50 range and a sale page too. Also, my son's godmother got one for him in September at Marshall Field's and it was around $40. I don't know if Macy's still carries them...
M.H. answers from Chicago on January 24, 2007
For a huge selection of GORGEOUS Baptism dresses Plus all the addition accessories I always go to:
Azul Y Rosa Children Wear
5612 W Cermak Rd
Cicero, IL 60804
Their Prices go from $35 to $85, I just baptised my nephew last month & they have such a big selection even more so for girls, it might be a bit out of your way as it was for me but I think it's worth it, good luck!
M.B. answers from Chicago on January 19, 2007
Babies R Us has a nice selection of dresses for around $30-$40. I think there's a store on Western and Roscoe?
I.R. answers from Chicago on January 19, 2007
well my sister and i always go to the small shops along clark between wilson and lawrence. they have the cutest christening gowns! last month, my daughter was baptized and we purchased her gown for about $35 from there. unfortunately i can not recall the name of the shop... something with 'kids' in it! well i hope this helps!