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Kids | Discount | Shoes | Teen | Maternity | Teen Shoes

Boing Boing
204 Sixth Ave., at Union St., Park Slope, Brooklyn
Specializing in the latest nursing bras and accessories, this Park Slope store also carries affordable maternity clothing, with funky clothes from lines like Japanese Weekend, Olian, and Rebel; no dress is over $100. The store also serves as a community center with listings, organized by child’s birth date, to help new moms find each other in their neighborhoods.

254 Elizabeth St., near Prince St.
The owner of this great resource for moms-to-be is a former buyer at Barneys. Need we say more? Stock up on front-pocket wool ponchos in ivory, black, and red ($295), dark-wash stretch top-stitch jeans ($170), and silk pleat baby-doll halter dresses ($295).

Cadeau keeps expectant moms looking stylish. (Photo Credit: Kristine Larsen)

L’Avenue des Rêves
1028 Lexington Ave., near 73rd St.
Help yourself to a glass of Evian and browse through the vast assortment of custom-made French maternity clothes, which include lots of boot-cut pants (from $159), tops (from $109), and jackets (from $198). Don’t miss the eveningwear—a knot-front matte jersey dress with inverted pleats starts at $269.

Liz Lange Maternity
958 Madison Ave., near 76th St.
This former Vogue editor’s collection offers expectant moms tailored dresses, twinsets, denim, and baby totes. Most styles come in a range of colors and prints (including some trendy mod ones). Marilyn soft jersey dresses and diamond-print Serena dresses with three-quarter sleeves each go for $175.

Maternity Works
16 W. 57th St., near Fifth Ave., third fl.
Take the elevator up to this gigantic maternity store and you’ll find deals on every imaginable basic—from shirts and tees to lingerie ($9.99 to $50)—in fashionable brands like A Pea in the Pod and Motherhood Maternity.

Affordable Maternity Chic
34th St. at Herald Square
435 Seventh Ave.
125 W. 125th St.
This fashionable but inexpensive Swedish megachain has an often overlooked maternity line, Mama, that offers Liz Lange style at Mimi Maternity prices. Expect to see key trend pieces for fall—tweed coats, shrunken jackets, and fur-trimmed everything.


Mimi Maternity
1125 Madison Ave., at 84th St.
1021 Third Ave., near 61st St.
2005 Broadway, near 69th St.
Trendy moms-to-be swear by Mimi Maternity for feminine shapes and boyish looks. The chain carries its own designs: A multicolor sweater-knit poncho goes for $98, a poplin tunic shirt for $68, and jeans for $78.

Mommy Chic
2449 Broadway, at 90th St.
This collection includes high-quality tailored eveningwear, casual separates, and denim as well as sexy nursing loungewear with a trendy twist. Pieces like the Emma skirt ($178) and blouse ($158) with scalloped edging make for a sweet and sophisticated pulled-together look. And check out the new five-pocket stretch jean ($138), also available in corduroy for fall.

Mom’s Night Out
By appointment only
Owner and designer Tricia Shiland creates formalwear and gowns for moms-to-be in such fabrics as silk charmeuse, chiffon, and lace. Whether it’s a black-tie affair or an elegant dinner party, you’ll be sure to find a suitable dress. The most popular dresses are the silk charmeuse and chiffon Maui gown ($745) and the sleek Monte Carlo, available in 80 colors, with a plunging neckline ($1,250).

Motherhood Maternity
641 Sixth Ave., at 20th St.
Manhattan Mall, 36 W. 34th St., near Sixth Ave., second fl.
1449 Third Ave., at 82nd St.
Don’t want to invest too much in clothes you’ll wear for just a few months? Check out this store’s incredible deals on items like a vintage tee with crochet flower ($19.98) and a pleated miniskirt with grommets and a ribbon tie ($24.98). There are also corduroy cropped blazers ($34.98) and striped oxford shirts ($19.98). Nursing and plus sizes available, too.

Mylo Dweck Maternity
366 Ave. U, at E. 1st St., Brooklyn
By appointment only
Mylo has been selling trendy maternity clothing from her home office for the past five years. She has the best selection of maternity lines from popular designers like Diane von Furstenberg ($150 for a wrap top, $290 for a dress), Chaiken, and Velvet tees (from $50). Coveted maternity Seven jeans (from $135) are also carried.

A Pea in the Pod
860 Madison Ave., at 70th St.
Favored by expecting A-list actresses, A Pea in the Pod’s collection is appropriately inspired by starlets and glamour girls. Yanuk designer jeans go for $160, and an ombré chiffon top sells for $150.

Urban Monster
396 Atlantic Ave., near
Hoyt St., Cobble Hill
388 Myrtle Ave., near Clermont Ave., Ft. Greene
A recently expanded maternity section makes Urban Monster the hippest outlet in Brooklyn for moms-to-be. Lines like Ruby Van tees (from an L.A.-based ex–rock chick) and Childish (started by Blink 182’s drummer’s girlfriend) let you look cool throughout pregnancy. Check out the thermal long-sleeved tee from NOM with a 9 (as in nine months) on it ($38). The stores also have sexy leopard-print maternity thongs ($12) and bras ($35).

Veronique Maternity
1321 Madison Ave., at 93rd St.
Specializing in sophisticated, feminine maternity collections from Paris and Milan, Veronique stocks everything from Asian-inspired dresses ($150 to $250) to business suits (around $400). They’ve also got American designers like Earl (around $140), Chaiken ($130 to $250), and Diane von Furstenberg ($160 to $300).

From the Fall 2004 edition of the New York Family Guide
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