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
|Cadeau keeps expectant moms looking stylish.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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,
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.
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.
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).
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).