Shoe Shopping for Kids: Children’s Shoe Stores

As the days of summer wind down and we find ourselves feverishly prepping for a new school year…it helps to have some ideas on where to shop for that new pair of shoes (or two)! Thankfully, the Chicagoland area is definitely a shopping mecca of sorts, with countless choices from the city to the western suburbs. This guide provides a nice variety for every budget… you’ll find department stores, children’s stores, shoe boutiques, factory outlets, discount stores and upscale consignment options. Happy shopping!

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Local Stores Specializing in Shoes

Craig’s Shoes
6548 Cermak Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402
(708) 795-8181

Alamo Shoes
5321 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 784-8936

Carrara Children’s Shoes
2121 N. Clybourn
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 935-9398

Wesley Shoes
1506 E 55th Street
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 667-7463

Kinga European Children Shoes
Gateway Square
777 N. York Road, Ste #10
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 321-1399

Gotskind’s Childrens Shoes & Clothing
115 W Jefferson Ave
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 355-1811

Lively Athletics (Riverside)

 

Department Stores and National Chains that sell shoes for kids (by town)

Berwyn

Gap Factory Outlet
Cermak Plaza
7147 Cermak Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402
(708) 484-3808

Broadview

Target
800 Broadview Village Sq
Broadview, IL 60155
(708) 731-5555

 

Burr Ridge

Gymboree
745 Village Center Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 920-1309

 

Countryside

All Kids Closet-Consignment
6555 Willow Springs Rd.
Countryside, IL 60525
(708) 937-9089

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Famous Footwear
Salem Square
5555 S Brainard Avenue
Countryside, IL 60525
(708) 354-8680

 

Downers Grove

Charlie & Grace-Consignment
937A Curtiss St
Downers Grove, IL
(331) 777-5818

Kohl’s
2920 Finley Rd
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 629-3440

Old Navy
1150 75th St
Downers Grove, IL 60516
(630) 434-0028

 

Elmhurst

Kohl’s
303 S IL Route 83
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 516-1200

 

Hillside

Skechers Factory Outlet
Hillside Town Center
148 S. Mannheim Rd, Retail B
Hillside, IL 60162
(708) 493-9643

Target
130 S Mannheim Rd
Hillside, IL 60162
(708) 375-5071

 

Hodgkins

Target
9250 Joliet Rd
Hodgkins, IL 60525
(708) 387-2350

 

Lombard

Children’s Place
Yorktown Center
135 Yorktown
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 932-7413

Crazy 8
Yorktown Center
218 Yorktown
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 620-8741

Dick’s Sporting Goods
Fountain Square
810 E Butterfield Road
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 317-0200

Famous Footwear
Yorktown Center
233 Yorktown
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 953-9286

Gap
Yorktown Center
244 Yorktown
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 629-8820

Gymboree
Yorktown Center
127 Yorktown
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 629-5040

Target
60 Yorktown Shopping Ctr
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 495-9560

Von Maur
Yorktown Center
145 Yorktown
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 953-8181

 

Oak Brook

DSW
Shops at Oakbrook Place
2155 W 22nd St, Ste 10
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 599-7158

Gap
Oak Brook Center
432 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 573-5145

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Gymboree
18 Oakbrook Center
Oakbrook, IL 60523
(630) 575-0338

H&M
Oakbrook Center
466 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(855) 466-7467

Hanna Andersson
20 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 684-0442

J. Crew
295 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 990-1166

Lands End
Located inside Sears
2 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 575-1650

Nordstrom
10 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 571-2121

Nordstrom Rack
Shops at Oakbrook Place
2155 W 22nd St
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 572-1212

Old Navy
Shops at Oakbrook Place
2155 W 22nd St
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 472-9201

Once Upon a Child-Consignment
1600 West 16th Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(312) 989-5255

REI
17W160 22nd St
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
(630) 574-7700

Stride Rite
Oakbrook Shopping Center
556 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 574-1048

Zara
Oakbrook Center
90 Oakbrook Center
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 560-7964

 

Oak Park

Gap
Shops of Downtown Oak Park
435 N Harlem Ave
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 660-9962

Old Navy
Shops of Downtown Oak Park
417 N Harlem Ave
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 848-9103

Sugarcup Trading
110 North Marion St
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 524-5336

 

Naperville

Gap
223 S Main St
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 961-2846

Old Navy
Westridge Court
220 S. State Route 59
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 717-5909

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North Riverside

Carter’s
North Riverside Plaza
2212 South Harlem Avenue
North Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-3725

Crazy 8
North Riverside Park Mall
7501 W Cermak Road
North Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 442-5339

Kids Foot Locker
North Riverside Park Mall
7501 W Cermak Rd, Ste F14
North Riverside, IL 60546
(708)447-8417

Kohl’s
2200 Harlem Ave
North Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 447-8199

Old Navy
North Riverside Park Mall
7501 W Cermak Rd
North Riverside, IL
(708) 442-9375

Stride Rite
North Riverside Park Mall
7501 W Cermak Rd
North Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 442-7079

 

River Forest

Children’s Place
River Forest Town Center
7335 Lake St, Unit 3
River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 366-2390

DSW
River Forest Town Center
7321 W Lake St
River Forest, IL 60305
(708) 689-4146

 

Wheaton

Carter’s
Danada Square West
132 Danada Square West
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 690-6182

Gap
Town Square Wheaton
301 Town Square
Wheaton, IL 60189
(630) 653-9097

Gymboree
Town Square Wheaton
101 Town Square
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 668-2624

Kohl’s
401 S County Farm Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 682-8500

Stride Rite
104 N Hale St
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 668-2318

 

* Kidlist tip:  Marshalls, TJ MaxxRoss  and Payless are also great back to school shoe shopping options for the shopper that doesn’t mind digging a little for discounts! For tween girls, Justice is a popular spot. 

About the Author

Jill Borkowicz
Jill is thrilled to be sharing her insight and knowledge of local fun on Kidlist! As an Oak Park native, Jill and her husband settled in La Grange Park in 2007 and couldn’t be happier with the community they call home. Raising two lovely daughters, ages 8 and 10, Jill is always on the lookout for cool things to do as a family. She is passionate about yummy food, an organized abode, creative entertaining, frugal finds, travel adventures, a healthy spirit, and overall family fun. Jill’s favorite wintertime activity with the fam? Ice skating followed by hot chocolate! Summertime family favorite? Long pool days with friends that end with a BBQ!

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