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Let's face it: Shopping for kids isn't easy, especially when you're searching for something that's functional, warm, and (hopefully) stylish enough to last that trip to the playground and through Seattle's nine months of sweater weather. That's why we hope these picks from local Seattle boutiques and consignment shops, as well as nationally recognized outdoor outfitters, make your job a little easier. (Pssst. Need some footwear recs? Check out our picks for kids rain boots.)
Good Luck Girl Kids Colorblock Cardigan, Nordstrom
Color blocking is always in, especially when it comes in the form of this ribbed, boxy-fit cardigan by Good Luck Girl. Layer it on to help your little one make an effortless statement.
This cozy fleece half-zip pullover is warm enough to be worn as its own outer layer but lightweight enough to layer under a rain jacket. Perfect for the kid who's always on the go.
Hand-Knit Wool Cardigan, Bootyland Kids
Bootyland Kids focuses on sustainably made fashions for kiddos of all ages. Designed in Kirkland and handmade in India, this wool sweater can help take your child's outfit straight into dapper territory. Nickel-free snap closures are an added functional bonus. Capitol Hill
Seed Gray Knit Flare Arm Sweater, My Three Little Birds
My Three Little Birds, a consignment store in West Seattle, stocks gently used youth and children's clothing (like this charcoal ribbed sweater) to help your family shop sustainably. West Seattle
Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Pullover, Patagonia
Never hear "I'm cooooold" again. This insanely warm fleece pullover from Patagonia will last the entire season and is made of 100 percent recycled polyester.
Quest Fleece Snap-Neck Pullover, Eddie Bauer
Your quest for the perfect fall layering item for your little one can end here. This pullover from Eddie Bauer has the added bonus of front pockets, ideal for tiny hands and special treasures.
Organic Nino Pullover Sweater, Flora and Henri
Shop Flora and Henri's kids department for all sorts of high-quality apparel. This particular sweater is made of extra soft organic cotton with a sweet knit detailing. Pioneer Square
Feather 4 Arrow Girls Jagger Sweater, The Original Children's Shop
Add a little extra oomph to your child's outfit this fall with this faux-angora knit sweater in a gorgeous berry hue. Madison Park
Paper Wings Raglan Sweater with Bands, FerryTales Children's Boutique
Calling all elephant lovers: This raglan sweater features a majestic elephant on the move over some bold green stripes. It's stocked by FerryTales, the online brand for sister children's boutiques Boston Street in Pike Place Market and Lollipops on Bainbridge Island.