Mon-Sat, 10:30am-6:30pm; Sun, 10:30am-6pm
4, 5, 6 at 86th St.
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Opened in 2005, Hippototamus is known for fun, playful twists on traditional clothes for newborns through 6-year-olds. Its pieces—priced lower than the European ones they're inspired by—are neatly organized in modern, one-room shops with green-and-orange walls, bubble lights, and white shelves. The stores pride themselves on using high-quality fabrics from China, Italy, and Japan as well as the U.S. Collections tie into one another through color and style, so cute, preppy tops like striped boatneck shirts and bright argyle sweaters pair with simple bottoms from any season. Other wee styles include kimono wraps, floral dresses, and seersucker suits complete with suspenders, elbow patches, adjustable bottoms, and mother-of-pearl buttons; cashmere pants, sweaters, and hats; and pastel onesies made from organic Supima cotton.