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Best of New York Family 2003

Best Kids' Clothing Store

  • Space Kiddets

    46 East 21st Street, 212-420-9878

    You won’t find matchy-matchy Garanimals or starched Tartine et Chocolat at Space Kiddets. What you will find is a broad selection of trendy lines (Juicy, Paul Frank), hip classics (Petit Bateau), and up-and-coming designers. One of the coolest new lines is BooFooWoo, a Japanese house specializing in surprising prints, such as a bright-yellow romper with an appliqué ant farm, or bell-bottoms swimming in carp. The main floor stocks clothes for younger kids (birth to girls’ size 6; boys up to size 12). The upstairs is for preteens. Prices run the gamut from $5 for a pair of cotton socks to $180 for a Betsey Johnson organza party dress. “There’s an audience of people who like to mix and match things themselves,” says owner Cynthia Radoczy. “We’re not a store that has sets.”

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