It’s hard to find children’s clothes these days that aren’t frilly, designer, or hipster. At J.Crew’s new kids’ store, Crew Cuts (99 Prince St., nr. Greene St.; 212-966-2739), the label’s signature prepster gear is shrunken for children, and the classics become even cuter in small versions. Parents can dress their tots (ages 2 to 8) as mini-grown-ups in herringbone blazers ($138), wool jumpers ($65), and metallic ballet flats ($78).
Orchard Street, rapidly becoming as boutique-filled as its Nolita neighbors to the West, has everything from estate jewelry at Doyle & Doyle to the ubiquitous basics of American Apparel. Now Valley, a new multi-brand boutique, has arrived (48 Orchard St., nr. Hester St.; 212-274-8984). It has 2,500 square feet of the kind of edgy labels one expects to find in this neighborhood: Grey Ant, Borne, and Sass & Bide. It’s also an energy saver; there’s a waxing and nail station inside the store,
Other noteworthy openings: Colorful Dutch women and children’s label Oilily has moved downtown with a new shop that’s triple the size of its Upper East Side store (465 W. Broadway, nr. Houston St.; 212-871-0201). Renew has opened an ecofriendly salon and spa in Hell’s Kitchen (368 W. 46th St., at Ninth Ave.; 212-974-6600). Brooklyn Industries opens its third Manhattan outpost for hipster tees, hoodies, and bags perfect for lazy, dress-down weekends. (500 Hudson St., at Christopher St.; 212-206-1488).