As a parent, you may feel as if you’re constantly shopping for children’s clothing – whether it is because our kids are growing like weeds or they simply want to upgrade to the newest trendy styles. As the “back to school” season approaches, we’ve nailed down our 6 favorite children’s clothing stores in New York.

Half Pint Citizens

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55 Washington Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201-1073
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Located in hip DUMBO, Brooklyn, Half Pint Citizens has an amazing assortment of specialty clothing for kids. Skip it iyou are looking for mass-market clothing. However, if your kids (from newborns to tweens) like to dress in unique, fashion-forward clothes, this is the spot for you. Their dresses for girls are especially stunning. Another plus? The store is  involved in their Brooklyn community and are constantly sponsoring family-focused events.

Boutique for Children

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71-21 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(877) 770-6017 & (718) 261-6771

For parents of stylish kids who live live or shop in Queens, Boutique for Children is a highly regarded clothing store with a reputation for quality clothing and excellent customer service. They house an extensive (and sometimes expensive!) assortment of trendy fashions. With designers like Armani, Diesel and Burberry, it is no small wonder that this spot attracts a high end clientele. Although this might not be the best economic option for purchasing your child’s everyday wear, we definitely recommend it for the occasional splurge.


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1534 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10075
(212) 734-9292
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With five locations in New York (and one in New Jersey), Lester’s has been the go-to spot for children’s fashion. If you’re looking for designer brands and the latest trends for your child, Lester’s is the place to go. There are locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Westchester and Long Island.

Neils Corner Spot

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1063 Willis Ave.
Albertson, NY 11507
(516) 294-4425
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Neils Corner Spot is another important spot to updating your child’s wardrobe no matter the season. Neils is outfitted for every season, and will even give you special attention when shopping for camp or preparing for a vacation. Serving “toddlers to teens” Neils Corner Spot in an important stop whether you’re on Long Island or in Westchester.

Denny’s Childrenswear

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969 Central Park Ave # D
Scarsdale, NY 10583
(914) 722-6077
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Denny’s, with its many locations in New York and New Jersey, offers clothing for both boys and clothes from when they are infants until they are juniors. Denny’s has not only everyday, casual clothing but also formal attire for special occasions. Additionally, Denny’s has a complete online store for those parents who can’t make it out to one of the storefronts!

All Dressed Up

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17 Rye Ridge Plaza
Rye Brook, NY 10573
(914) 690-1593
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All Dressed Up, located in Westchester, is the ultimate destination for party dresses for girls. If you have a formal occasion, All Dressed Up can definitely help find the appropriate dress for your daughter. And the store isn’t just for kids—they’ll outfit you for a young flower girl, to a Bat Mitzvah girl all the way to senior prom and any occasion in between!

Kimberly Coleman is a blogger with Mom in the City.