Lil’ Dudes and Divas moves to Camas

Shop sells new and gently used children's clothing and accessories

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Robin Simonds, manager of Lil' Dudes and Divas, arranges racks of "gently used" children's outfits in the downtown Camas shop. New clothing and accessories are displayed along the walls. Toys, games and baby strollers are also available, and there are handcrafted items made by area crafters. Art classes for toddlers will be offered, starting in November. The owner of the boutique and consignment shop, Erika Peterson, recently relocated the business from Vancouver.

The owner of a boutique and consignment shop, previously located in the Uptown Village area of Vancouver, has moved her business to downtown Camas.

Erika Petersen has opened Lil’ Dudes and Divas.

The business sells new and gently used children’s clothing and accessories. That includes toys, games, puzzles, shoes, hats, coats and socks.

The new items are displayed along the walls, while the consigned goods can be seen on racks.

There are also umbrellas, greeting cards, bookmarks and photo albums.

Peterson, of Vancouver, said she wanted to be part of a community.

“Uptown Vancouver is still in transition and not unified,” she said. “I live in Fishers Landing and always love the events in downtown Camas and wanted to be a part of it.

“It is such a quaint town, and it has some of the friendliest business owners I’ve met,” Peterson added, regarding the shop’s new location.

The second floor of the shop has items for babies, including strollers, car seats, blankets, bibs and high chairs.

The business will soon carry Melissa and Doug wood toys and art and craft kits, as well as Ganz plush animals, rattles, toys, onesies and accessories.

There are handcrafted items made by area crafters.

Ottomans — made with dresser drawers and cushions — are created by Michelle Chamberlain, owner of Miss Muffet’s Tuffets of Washougal.

Tutus, created by Jamie Stewart, owner of “Tutu Divas” of Vancouver, are available to purchase.

Kristen Tompkins, of Vancouver, sells purses, hand and back warmers, lanyards, coffee cup sleeves and earrings for fans of college and NFL teams. She also makes headbands and coin purses.

Tompkins, 16, uses the proceeds from her crafting to pay for expenses associated with playing for the North County Wildcats volleyball team. Her mother, Sue, assists with orders for the handcrafted items.

Robin Simonds is the store manager, assisted by her daughter Madaline.

Starting in November, the shop will offer art classes for toddlers.

Gift certificates are available.