New York Magazine

  6 Cool Backpacks  
  Discount Clothing  
  Fall Fashion Picks  
  Hot Kids' Shoes  
  Kids' Clothing  
  Kids' Shoes  
  Maternitywear  
  Teen Clothing  
  Teen Shoes  
  Tipsheet: Reselling Kid's Clothes  
  Tipsheet: Wholesale Clothes  
     
  Toys & Gear  
  13 Tech Toys  
  30 Hot Toys  
  Baby Gear  
  Latest Strollers  
   
 
   
Pages 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Baby & Kids' Clothing
 

babybird
428 Seventh Ave., near 14th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn
718-788-4506
shopbird.com
Tots adore the fish tank that’s built into the checkout register at this hip, two-year-old south Slope store, while parents fawn over colorful Paulina Quintana baby blankets ($44) and infant outfits ($30–$60), Lucky Wang kimonos for infants to 4-year-olds ($25), and tea jackets, onesies, and dresses for infants to 6-year-olds (starting at $30). Sizes newborn to 6.

Baby Gap
Call 800-427-7895 for store locations
This is the hands-down fave for cheery, inexpensive baby and toddler clothes—and there’s definitely one close by for a last-minute gift. Prices are extremely reasonable: girls corduroy jumper dresses ($29.50), boys corduroy pants ($24.50) and solid and print onesies ($9.50–$29.50), plus plenty of clearance items.

Kiddie Couture
 
Burberry Quilted Coat
131 Spring St.
212-925-9300
9 E. 57th St.
212-407-7100
burberry.com
Can’t help projecting your style obsession onto your child? Go ahead and make a Mini-Me out of her with the new infant version of Burberry’s classic quilted plaid jacket, which comes in kid-friendly colors like ocean blue and lemon twist ($168).

Bambini
1088 Madison Ave., at 81st St.
212-717-6742
Considering that this Upper East Side shop’s party dresses cost $80 to $200, the staff is surprisingly friendly and unintimidating. The down jackets, lined with a lightweight, synthetic substitute, are a fantastic find. Sales twice a year; sizes newborn to 8.

Bloomingdale’s
1000 Third Ave., at 59th St.
212-355-5900
504 Broadway, near Spring St.
212-729-5900
bloomingdales.com
The infant apparel section features trendy brands like Betsey Johnson, Sean John, Petit Bateau, Diesel, and Dolce & Gabbana, plus sweet traditional stuff from Ralph Lauren and Lilly Pulitzer. North Face fleece jackets are $79, and Lacoste long-sleeve shirts are $60.

Bombalulus
101 W. 10th St., at Sixth Ave.
212-463-0897
bombalulus.com
Bombalulus prides itself on its easy-to-wear, easy-to-wash, easy-on-the-eyes designs. Fun tees feature trucks and taxis or read “New York cowboy” (or “cowgirl”), while tutu-type dresses with names like Fairy ($48) and Butterfly ($59) are fab for parties or make-believe. Sizes newborn to 12.

Bonpoint
1269 Madison Ave., at 91st St.
212-722-7720
811 Madison Ave., at 68th St.
212-879-0900
This spiffy shop has clothes to carry your baby through childhood in style. Well-heeled parents swear by the soft, cuddly onesies, precious party frocks ($150–$280), and sharp boiled-wool jackets. Sizes newborn to 16.

Brooks Brothers
Call 800-274-1815 for store locations
brooksbrothers.com
It’s never too early to school them on the virtues of dressing classically. And with Brooks Brothers’ large selection of wrinkle-free dress shirts ($45) and chinos ($39.50), it’s no wonder the preppy store scores big points with busy moms. Boyhood wouldn’t be complete without the signature navy blazer ($178–$198). Sizes range from 4 to 20 (ages 3–16).

Bu and the Duck
106 Franklin St., near Church St.
212-431-9226
buandtheduck.com
Owner and designer Susan Lane’s irresistible, offbeat infant-and-children’s clothing-and-accessory line ($24–$300) is perfect for creative layering. A striped cotton jersey dress (starting at $48) is just the thing to keep your kid hip this season, and the vintage children’s furniture on display is also for sale ($25–$3,000).

Burberry
9 E. 57th St., near Fifth Ave.
212-407-7100
131 Spring St., near Greene St.
212-925-9300
burberry.com
The powerhouse of plaid has gone pint-size, turning out stunning clothing and accessories for newborns to 8-year-olds. Jumpers that feature kilt detailing with pleats and buckles are $154 to $212, a hunting jacket for boys is quilted with check lining ($338), and they’ve even got trench-styled capes for infants and toddlers to play off the well-known adultwear ($274).

Calypso Enfant & Bébé
426 Broome St., near Crosby St.
212-966-3234
As you’d expect from the fashion crowd’s favorite source for St. Barts chic, these are kids’ things (for sizes newborn to 10) at their colorful, hand-made-looking best: stuffed bears ($15–$55), separates in the signature Liberty print ($35–$80), printed baby blankets ($50), and cashmere sweaters ($110)

 
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7  
 
From the Fall 2004 edition of the New York Family Guide
   
   
Advertiser
Our Sponsors
See the Directory