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The Green Onion
274 Smith St., near Sackett St., Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
This cheery children’s shop has a wide selection of clothing, including Tiki velvet dresses ($48–$62) and Tea Sweaters ($40–$58), as well as toys and books for the infant or child you love to spoil. Hip BKLYN tees are $18. Sizes range from 0 to 10.

442 Columbus Ave., near 81st St.
Greenstones, Too
1184 Madison Ave., near 86th St.
A good source for the basics—there’s an excellent selection of outerwear and play clothes—these uptown shops are favorites for high-style kindergartenwear. T-shirts are $30 to $45; overalls, $40 to $80. Sizes newborn to 12.

Hole Fixers
French American Reweaving Company
119 W. 57th St., near Sixth Ave.
fa Is that favorite sweater riddled with holes? These expert reweavers are renowned for their expertise with damaged fabrics (Chanel and Hermès staffers swear by them). Work starts at $45.

493 Atlantic Ave., near Third Ave., Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
This kid-friendly Boerum Hill space has a very “One World, One Love” vibe, from its organic silkscreen onesies ($21–$25) to its hand-woven bags from South Africa ($20–$90), unisex batik shirt-and-shorts sets from Bali ($18), and comfy cotton separates for newborns by Vermont’s Zutano (from $11). Sizes newborn to 12.

Call 877-449-6932 for store locations
Colorful, trendy clothes abound at these upbeat chain shops, and they’ve looked to nature as a source for inspiration for this year’s back-to-school line. For boys, suede western jackets ($94) and camper hats with chin straps ($18). For girls, floral print dresses ($48) and cotton cardigans with floral embroidery ($44).

Heights Kids
85 Pineapple Walk, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
This 3,000-square-foot kiddie emporium has everything a parent needs for the first eight years. The stock isn’t particularly trendy, but Manhattanites still make the trek for cute basics from Catamini, Zutano, and Kusches (layettes are $7.95 to $19.95, onesies from $6.95 to $19.95) thanks to the full-service policy (play area, gift wrap, and shipping all over New York City).

Hot Toddie
741 Fulton St., near S. Portland Ave., Fort Greene, Brooklyn
A Fort Greene outpost catering to the more discerning kindergartner (or her stylish mom), Hot Toddie serves up trendy labels like Diesel and Armani Junior. Take a look at their stylish cotton-woven Liberty of London dress shirts for boys ($98). Sizes newborn to 6.

Ibiza Kidz
42 University Pl., near 9th St.
Uma Thurman, Meryl Streep, and Susan Sarandon shop here for hip European imports—Zutano’s sporty leggings ($13–$15) are favorites, and don’t miss Pamela & Co. tutus ($32–$42) and wands ($20). Sizes newborn to 8.

Call 914-697-7684 for store locations
Since 1988, moms have been upgrading their toddler’s wardrobes at the New York locations of this tiny French boutique. Fashionable hand-embroidered dresses ($66–$92) and trendy flared pants with matching sweaters ($48–$92) look straight off the Paris runway.

Julian & Sara
103 Mercer St., near Spring St.
This shop is packed with stylish, lovable clothes. Bienvenue outfits for boys ($142) can be paired with a Julsar sweater ($160), and girls can snatch up a Monnalisa skirt-and-cardigan combo ($298). Sizes newborn to 14.

Karin Alexis
490 Amsterdam Ave., near 83rd St.
After searching in vain for cool clothes for her son, designer Karin Alexis opened this store packed with festive, retro-chic looks. Kids can pretend to cook in the play kitchen while parents shop for reversible cowboy flannel pants ($48), pom-pom pants ($26), and print dresses ($40-$50). There’s footwear from Naturino, Robeez, and Oilily.

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From the Fall 2004 edition of the New York Family Guide
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