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The Green Onion
274 Smith St., near Sackett St., Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
718-246-2804
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.

Greenstones
442 Columbus Ave., near 81st St.
212-580-4322
Greenstones, Too
1184 Madison Ave., near 86th St.
212-427-1665
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.
212-765-4670
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.

Gumbo
493 Atlantic Ave., near Third Ave., Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
718-855-7808
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.

Gymboree
Call 877-449-6932 for store locations
gymboree.com
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
718-222-4271
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
718-858-7292
hottoddieonline.com
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.
212-505-9907
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.

Jacadi
Call 914-697-7684 for store locations
jacadiusa.com
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.
212-226-1989
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.
212-769-9550
karinalexis.com
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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