Children's Clothing

Childrenswear fascinates a distinctive breed of auction watcher. From century-old handmade ruffled lace christening gowns, brocade dresses, and velvet frock coats to 20th century pieces with historical significance or timeless appeal, a broad range of child-sized fashions come across the auction block.

Children's fashion at auction often features vintage style, time-honored craftsmanship, and may even have an appealing provenance. Whether you prefer the natural fibers, classic styling, and high quality of clothes from days past or are an avid collector of bygone garments, shopping for vintage children's clothing is anything but child's play. Auctions can be competitive for some pieces, particularly those that once belonged to famous figures.


Quick Facts

  • In November 2015 on eBay, a pair of little boy's '40s button-fly Lee jeans sold for $202
  • Two young girl's day dresses, one with a ruched satin bodice (circa 1870) and the other in velvet with an Edwardian skirt dating to the 1840s, sold in a Christie's London 2007 auction for £1,375
  • In July 2015, a red polka-dot dress worn by six-year-old Shirley Temple in the 1934 film "Stand Up and Cheer" went for $75,000 in Kansas City bidding sponsored by Theriault’s auction house

Recommended Items at Auction

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Lot of Vintage top size 9 and a Variety of aprons children’s included.
Oct 20, 9:00 AM EDT
Lot of Vintage top size 9 and a Variety of aprons children’s included.
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$256 Bids
Hopalong Cassidy child's clothing
Oct 20, 4:00 PM EDT
Hopalong Cassidy child's clothing
by Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Est: $25- $200
$402 Bids
Hopalong Cassidy child's Bar 20 Ranch chaps
Oct 20, 4:00 PM EDT
Hopalong Cassidy child's Bar 20 Ranch chaps
by Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Est: $25- $200
$201 Bid
Pair of childrens chaps.
Oct 20, 9:00 AM EDT
Pair of childrens chaps.
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Hopalong Cassidy, Red Ryder & Lone Ranger books
Oct 20, 4:00 PM EDT
Hopalong Cassidy, Red Ryder & Lone Ranger books
by Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC
Est: $25- $200
$200 Bids
A group of clothing designed by emerging St Martins students in the early 1980s,
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
A group of clothing designed by emerging St Martins students in the early 1980s,
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £500- £800
£4000 Bids
A group of infant and children's clothing, 19th-early 20th century
Oct 25, 10:30 AM BST
A group of infant and children's clothing, 19th-early 20th century
by Kerry Taylor Auctions
Est: £100- £150
£800 Bids
Group of Rainbow Brite Children’s Clothes
Oct 23, 9:00 AM CDT
Group of Rainbow Brite Children’s Clothes
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $300
$200 Bids
Hollie Point: two 19th century baby bonn
Oct 21, 1:00 PM BST
Hollie Point: two 19th century baby bonn
by Kinghams Auctioneers
Est: £100- £150
£600 Bids
A box of nappies suitable 9 - 14 kg
Oct 23, 10:00 AM AEDT
A box of nappies suitable 9 - 14 kg
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD30- AUD50
AUD150 Bids
Group of 10 Popeye Clothing.
Nov 07, 10:00 AM CDT
Group of 10 Popeye Clothing.
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $500
$150 Bids
Collegeville TV-Comics Popeye Costume with Mask
Nov 07, 10:00 AM CDT
Collegeville TV-Comics Popeye Costume with Mask
by Matthew Bullock Auctioneers
Est: $30- $500
$150 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Children's Clothing


Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC

Chupp Auctions & Real Estate, LLC

Matthew Bullock Auctioneers

Matthew Bullock Auctioneers

Apple Tree Auction Center

Apple Tree Auction Center

Kerry Taylor Auctions

Kerry Taylor Auctions