Tue-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-4pm; Mon, closed
R at 77th St.
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After having trouble finding cool and unique infant clothes while expecting her first child, Bay Ridge resident Nicole DiAgostino decided to take matters into her own hands. In 2006 she opened Hip-Squeak on Third Avenue, in view of the Verazzano Narrows Bridge. The venture was successful enough after two years to support a second store, Hip-Tween, just down the avenue at 84th Street, where DiAgostino sells children's clothes for ages 7 and up. But this original location, with its small, simple interior reminiscent of a child’s closet, still focuses on affordable, stylish clothing for toddlers to age 6. Collected from designers and labels around the world, the clothes range from modish Paul Frank’s “Small Paul” monkey-emblazoned gear or little-rocker tees by Kingsley to conservative Gap-esque shirts and dresses from Tea Collection or floral-patterned bibs from Clairebella. The shop also sells shoes and gift items like picture frames and stuffed animals.