1523 Second Ave., near 79th St.
527 Madison Ave., at 54th St.
Stocked with timeless, well-made apparel for babies to tweens,
Talbots is where moms with traditional taste and kids with
modern sensibilities can compromise. For girls, there’s
suede snap-front miniskirts in fun colors like root beer ($88)
and embroidered fringe ponchos ($44). Boys will find corduroy
utility pants ($44) and hooded sweatshirts with zip-off arms
Tutu’s & Toes
128 Second Ave., near St. Marks Pl.
Ibiza’s East Village sister store has similarly whimsical
European clothing for infants to toddlers from makers like
Petit Bateau and Zutano. Don’t miss the fantastic shoe
collection (starting at $25).
1904 Avenue M, near E. 19th St., Midwood, Brooklyn
In business for 30 years, this exclusive retailer has developed
a loyal neighborhood following with a well-edited selection
of pint-size Armani, Diesel, Lili Gaufrette, and Petit Bateau.
Infants to preteens look dapper in everything from striped
sailor dresses ($100) to custom-made gowns and tuxedos (from
1480 First Ave., near 77th St.
This 14-year-old neighborhood mainstay stocks a fashionable,
well-edited selection of European and domestic clothes and
accessories from Lili Gaufrette, IKKS, Lucky Brand, and Marcel
et Leon, among others. Prices are reasonable, too: Long-sleeve
tees are $28, cozy down coats with matching hats are $78.
Sizes range from newborn to 14.
Colors of Benetton
Call 800-535-4491 for store locations.
Romantic, urban, sporty, and preppy looks are all for the
taking, in sizes from newborn to preteen. There are crocheted
cardigans for newborns ($28), as well as iconic logo tees
($24). Boys can outfit themselves in patch pocket pants ($34),
cotton turtlenecks ($18), and zip-up sweaters ($48).
526 Hudson St., near 10th St.
This bit of Montana in Manhattan carries vintage and new clothing
and accessories for infants to size 10. Your little urban
cowboy or girl will love boots (from $45), stick horses ($34
to $38), Wrangler denim diaper covers ($14), and chaps sets
with vests and skirts ($72).
New York Yankees Clubhouse Shop
Visit sportsavenue.com for store locations.
Come here for wristbands, batting gloves, plush dolls, posters,
and sundry Yankees paraphernalia. Treat your kid to the full
outfit: official jersey ($129.99), cap ($9.99 to $27.99),
and dugout jacket ($109.99). Also popular are tin lunch boxes
($14.99) and Jeter and Matsui bobble-heads ($19.99).
15 Gansevoort St., at Hudson St.
636 Hudson St., at Horatio St.
Father-friendly boutique YoyaMart has loads of activewear—Puma,
A.P.C., and Diesel—gadgets, footwear, and more for children
ages two to twelve. Sister store Yoya has more delicate offerings,
catered to the younger set, from Simonetta, Petit Bateau (onesies
are $18 to $27), and Bonpoint.
100 W. 72nd St., at Columbus Ave.
996 Lexington Ave., at 72nd St.
These uptown shops carry a lovely selection of informal and
formal clothes for boys and girls from companies like Lili
Gaufrette, Valeria, and Magilla. Girls’ dresses are
$39 to $140; boys’ pants are $39 to $80. You’ll
find huggable cashmere sweaters for $129. Sizes fit boys up
to 8 years old and girls up to age 16.
969 Madison Ave., near 75th St.
This upscale pharmacy has a comprehensive children’s-clothing
section. Try a Lilly Pulitzer quilted riding coat for $110
to $118, a boys classic navy wool blazer for $100 to $115,
and Chooka sheepskin boots for $65 to $75.