About Us

A Family-owned Business Serving Your Family

The Original Childrens Shop opened for business in 1952, and was originally owned and operated by Vivian Kennedy.

Karol Kucher, half of the ice-skating pair "The Kennedy Kids", became an early and very loyal customer when she walked in the doors in 1954. She was looking for classic, traditional clothing for her first born son, and over the ensuing years, Karol clothed all six of her children in apparel purchased there.

She loved the store so much, she opened her own store in Madison Park in 1993! She and her youngest daughter ran the shop until Karol's passing in June 2004. Today, Karol's granddaughter, Kate, runs the store and so the family business lives on.

Store Hours Location

Mon - Fri: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sun: Closed*
*Holiday season, please call.

4216 E. Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98112

In the Madison Park neighborhood
on Madison and 42nd.

Some of Our Vendors  

Lilly Pulitzer

Petite Bateau

Florence Eiseman


Tea Collection

Kissy Kissy

Sarah Louise


Luli and Me


Juicy Couture

Charlie Rocket

Thank you for visiting.
We value your patronship!

Whether you are new to our site or are a returning customer, we hope you enjoy your purchases and come visit us again.

– The Kucher / Etherington Family

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