Clothes for Recession-Proof Kids: Fur Slippers, Coats, Boots, and More


With news that Jean Paul Gaultier is launching a line of kidswear, tykes have morphed into mini-trendsetters. From Shiloh's skull-patterned moccasins to Malia's Election Night dress, highly styled kids can cause stores to sell out of "It" items as quickly as their famous parents. And retailers have taken notice: Macy's just announced that they'll be stocking Tommy Hilfiger's relaunched children's line next season, and Ralph Lauren converted his Bleecker Street women's store into a children's boutique last month. But tot apparel is no longer confined to the oversize T-shirts and scuffed-up sneakers of your youth. It's all about pizzazz, especially with the holidays coming up. Economy be damned! Click ahead to check out some furry, feathered, and spangled kid styles.