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Kendall’s Closet
162 W. 84th St.
212-501-8911
This quaint boutique is mostly stocked with European imports, alongside a smattering of duds from Canada and the U.S. Big names include Berlingot, L’orange, and Halabaloo, and there’s also cool stuff like party dresses hand-knit by a local Brooklyn mom ($150). Sizes newborn to 10 for girls and 8 for boys.

Kidstown
10 E. 14th St., near Fifth Ave.
212-243-1301
This shop pours out onto 14th Street with $1.99 socks and bins full of slippers, but don’t overlook its cheap basics—jeans, tights, pj’s, Carter’s onesies, and bottles.

New Kids’ Clothing Line
 
Tocca
212-929-7122
tocca.com
Tocca’s signature girlie style isn’t for typical playdates. Think beaded cardigans, pistachio peacoats, and embroidered silk dresses. The highly anticipated new collection hits Pipsqueak and Yoya in October ($100–$200).

Koh’s Kids
311 Greenwich St., near Chambers St.
212-791-6915
Designer Grace Koh’s selection of offbeat children’s and infants’ clothing (sizes newborn to 10), accessories, and shoes is heaven when you’re weary of what you see everywhere else. Artsy Tribeca parents swear by her hand-knit sweaters ($69–$109).

La Layette et Plus . . .
170 E. 61st St., near Third Ave.
212-688-7072
Appointments are recommended at this exclusive boutique specializing in beautiful layette collections (from $500), which include buttery-soft cotton receiving blankets, onesies, booties, gowns, and even baby furniture (from $500).

Les Petits Chapelais
142 Sullivan St., near Prince St.
212-505-1927
lespetitschapelais.com
The attractive cotton dresses and play clothes here are high-end but not stuffy. Check out eccentric offerings like a furry skirt with matching shawl ($74), velvet and corduroy print pants (starting at $56), and zip-up sweaters ($58–$62).

Lilliput
265 Lafayette St., near Prince St.
212-965-9567
240 Lafayette St., near Spring St.
212-965-9201
lilliputsoho.com
This shop of not-so-little labels (Diesel, Lili Gaufrette) will furnish your monsters with bright knits, clothes, and shoes. Cashmere with silk dresses are $99, wool dresses start at $75, tees are $10 to $40. Sizes newborn to 18.

Lord & Taylor
424 Fifth Ave., at 39th St.
212-391-3344
lordandtaylor.com
This department store’s private-label clothes are a terrific value. They’ve also got plenty of brands to choose from: Kobe Kids ponchos go for $23 and Penelope Mack jackets for $35 to $50. They’ve also got great snowsuits and jackets for babies ($30 to $60).

Magic Windows
1186 Madison Ave., at 87th St.
212-289-0028
Although many people love this shop for its classic, custom-made party dresses (delivered in six-to-eight weeks, $150–$600), you’ll also find boys’ and girls’ ready-to-wear clothing, accessories, and layettes ($16–$100). Sizes infant to 16.

Morris Brothers
2322 Broadway, at 84th St.
212-724-9000
For more than 55 years, parents have sworn by this Upper West Side mainstay and camp outfitter for its unbeatable selection of jeans (from $38), shorts, and sweatshirts for boys and girls, and for its reasonable prices. Sizes up to junior miss and young men’s.

Natalie and Friends
205 E. 60th St., near Third Ave.
212-759-9077
natalieandfriends.com
(due in September) This cute uptown shop, conveniently sandwiched between Dylan’s Candy Bar and Serendipity 3, offers stylish clothing for newborns to tweens from brands like Submarine, plus owner Natalie Mayer’s coveted Lipstik line, which changes color in the sunlight. Fall favorites include Tina Neumann leg warmers ($35) with pom-poms, and a conservative-with-a-twist Italian line for boys called Weipper.

 
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From the Fall 2004 edition of the New York Family Guide
   
   
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