As quickly as the seasons change, it seems like your son or daughter has grown another six inches and it’s time to buy new clothes again. You can head to H&M, JCPenney’s, or Target for inexpensive typical children’s clothing or you can shop around New York City at specialized shops that provide quality products for your growing family. New York is all about fashion and that extends to even the littlest ones. Here are the top five stores to find kids clothes.
324 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249
With two locations in New York City, one in downtown Manhattan and the other in Williamsburg Brooklyn, this shop carries only the best for the little ones. Started by a Brooklyn mom, the expanded boutique is a great place to bring your kids to with space to play. The store is known for its commitment to selling only brands that are environmentally-friendly and socially-conscious. You’ll find both baby and young children’s clothes as well as bedding, decor, jewelry, shoes, toys and more.
1102-1120 Ave U
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Lester’s is where you’ll find all the trendy tops and torn jeans for your preteen daughter, cool yet comfortable outfits for your teenage son, and cute, practical onesies for the baby. Designer brands are always found here, including Alex and Ani, Sorel, Michael Kors, Speedo, Adidas, DKNY among others. Clothing, shoes and accessories are all part of the store’s inventory. Lester’s calls themselves a store for contemporary dress while focusing on juniors, kids and babies.
51 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
Day-to-day wear, swimwear, sleepwear, outerwear, and accessories are all sold in this Tribeca store. Whether you have a 2-year-old son or a 12-year-old daughter, you’ll be able to pick up everything you need at Torly Kid. Another shop that grew from the efforts of a downtown mom, this store is also fun for the kids to wander through. Each kid who walks through the doors can express their unique style through the many clothes offered here.
275 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007
An international brand, this shop has two locations in Manhattan, on the Upper West Side and in Tribeca. Clothing and accessories for boys, girls and babies are available here. Most of the clothing consists of printed tees or classic shirts for boys, fun skirts and pretty dresses for girls and cute-yet-trendy onesies for babies. You’ll find backpacks, bowties, hats, bibs, underwear, and blankets. Originally from Japan, there is a fun side of the design, which can incorporate Asian themes in their clothing.
New York, NY 10128
Baby CZ is an Upper East Side boutique founded by German-born Carolina Zapf. Most of her designs focus on cashmere or cotton outfits for babies but she also designs for kids and women. Notedly masculine or feminine clothing with brilliant colors and fun patterns are Baby CZ’s trademarks. This is not for the budget-focused parents but the clothing at this shop is top quality. Every item of clothing is made with the child in mind. Baby CZ offers classic comfort meant to let children’s energy shine through.
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