The summer is quickly winding down, and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to send the kids back to school and start that back to school shopping! Whether you’re looking for children’s jeans or dresses, sneakers or boots, tees or sweatshirts, there’s no better place to shop than New York City. Find everything you need for both your toddler and tween at these five children’s clothing boutiques.
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454 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10024
If you’re looking for unique, European-style clothing and shoes for your little one, Greenstones is where you’ll get the most bang for your buck. The store carries clothing, shoes and accessories for girls and boys sizes 0-14. Greenstones’ management and employees are extremely professional and knowledgeable, and know how to curate an impressive collection of children’s clothing. Clothing is priced slightly higher than at your average children’s clothing store, but keep in mind that you are paying for high-quality pieces. Greenstones also has a second location on the Upper East Side.
1534 2nd Ave.
New York, NY 10021
Lester’s is a one-stop-shop for baby, kids and juniors clothing, shoes and accessories. If your child is a budding fashionista, this is the place to shop. The store carries an impressive selection of contemporary brands including Converse, Jeffrey Campbell, RVCA, Vineyard Vines, 7 For All Mankind and Marmot. To view some of the looks, browse through the brand’s latest “lookbook” online. Lester’s has three additional New York locations: Brooklyn, Greenvale and Rye Brook.
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244 E. 13th St.
New York, NY 10003
Zibalee is a gem of a children’s clothing store conveniently located in the East Village. With the slogan, “A shop for city kids,” the store carries a unique assortment of boys and girls clothing from a number of eclectic brands. Zibalee believes clothing for kids should be fun and fashionable, while remaining comfortable and affordable. The shop is owned by Manhattan dad Adam Kirszner and his wife Adrienne, a retail and fashion executive, so rest assured that the clothing selection is one of a kind.
51 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10013
Shop for both your tot and your tween at Torly Kid in Tribeca. At this clothing store for all ages, you can stock up on trendy printed dresses and pants for girls and hip tees and sweatshirts for boys. Send your kids back to school in style! Not only does Torly Kid have a great selection of clothing, but the store also carries accessories like hats, backpacks and pencil cases for your back to school shopping convenience.
290 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10023
Wyatt Lily is a high-end children’s consignment shop on the Upper West Side. The shop sells gently-used layette as well as girls and boys clothing sizes 2-6. Brands include Margery Ellen, Blisimo, Oh Baby, Andy & Evan, Erica Ray, Nununu and many more. Have some old high-end children’s clothing lying around? Bring it to the shop to sell. Whatever doesn’t sell after two months gets donated to a children’s charity event. Visit the store’s “High-End Consignment” page online for more information.
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Lanya Trypupenko is a freelance writer living in NYC and covering all things New York. She is a self-proclaimed shopaholic who is always on the lookout for the latest trends and deals. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.