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Talbots Kids
1523 Second Ave., near 79th St.
212-570-1630
527 Madison Ave., at 54th St.
212-838-8811
talbots.com
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 ($34).

Tigers, Tutu’s & Toes
128 Second Ave., near St. Marks Pl.
212-228-7990
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).

Tuesday’s Child
1904 Avenue M, near E. 19th St., Midwood, Brooklyn
718-375-1790
tuesdayschild.com
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 $400).

Tutti Bambini
1480 First Ave., near 77th St.
212-472-4238
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.

United Colors of Benetton
Call 800-535-4491 for store locations.
benetton.com
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).

Whiskey Dust
526 Hudson St., near 10th St.
212-691-5576
whiskeydust.com
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).

YoyaMart
15 Gansevoort St., at Hudson St.
212-242-5511
Yoya
636 Hudson St., at Horatio St.
646-336-6844
yoyashop.com
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.

Z’Baby Company
100 W. 72nd St., at Columbus Ave.
212-579-2229
996 Lexington Ave., at 72nd St.
212-472-2229
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.

Zitomer
969 Madison Ave., near 75th St.
212-737-5560
zitomer.com
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.

 
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From the Fall 2004 edition of the New York Family Guide
   
   
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