Soho’s cheery Giggle (120 Wooster St., nr. Spring St.; 212-334-5817) offers one-stop shopping for a stylish nursery. Moms can park their strollers in the mini–indoor “parking lot,” and the store is packed with trendy baby products like Stokke strollers, Mustela bath products, cribs with Dwell linens, and clothes made from organic cotton.
For those searching for traditional clothes within the sea of new fashion boutiques, English designer Rachel Riley has opened her first Stateside store. It’s filled with timeless smocked dresses, hand-embroidered blouses, and kids’ clothes (1286 Madison Ave., nr. 92nd St.; 212-534-7477).
Favored by the young-celebrity set, Poleci (414 W. 14th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-229-3701) brings its sexy women’s clothes from L.A. to the East Coast for the first time.
Also: After a summer of renovations, Salon A-K-S has re-opened (694 Madison Ave., nr. 62nd St.; 212-888-0707). And Door Store Furniture (475 Atlantic Ave., nr. Third Ave., Downtown Brooklyn; 718-237-6888) has another location for affordable home furnishings.