There’s a refreshingly low-key, friendly attitude in this Upper East Side kids’ clothing shop that specializes in very fancy, frilly European dresses for little girls ($90 to $650). Hold out for biannual sales.bonpoint.com
This spiffy shop can turn messy little monsters into the most precious-looking flower girls and ring bearers around. The boutique’s party frocks ($250 to $300) and sharp boiled-wool jackets (from $150) are wedding-ready.
Shop here for hip European imports that are dressy but never stuffy. Mignone dresses are sweet and girlie ($60-$100), and Kaiya Eve’s ruffled confections are big hits with both mothers and daughters ($100).jacadiusa.com
These French boutiques have the city’s most delightful selections of frilly frocks. Standouts include organdy dresses ($58 to $86) and a boy’s linen shorts-and-shirt combo ($130).magic-windows.com
Magic Windows has clothes for everyone from newborns to teens: picture-perfect party dresses for girls ($160 to $500) and tuxedos for the fellows ($200). Accessories are available as well.natalieandfriends.com
For informal affairs, Natalie Mayer makes sweet options like the ruffled Georgette ($133): A pastel pink rendition with a lace waist that makes it a great fit for a flower girl.princeandprincess.com
For boys, one-of-a-kind pieces like silk vests go great with basic navy suits, which are made from a special wool that won’t itch. And girls love the red, puffy velvet dresses with short sleeves.spacekiddets.com
Glancing at the trendy selection, you’d never guess this store’s been here for 27 years. A surprisingly affordable option for younger ones, they stock seersucker suits ($100), and for girls, bright silks and metallics (from $110).springflowerschildren.com
This boutique, filled with swank European imports, supplies uptown kids with made-to-order flower-girl dresses (from $398) as well as sharp Italian suits (from $350) and mini-tuxedos ($395 to $495).
From the Winter 2008 New York Wedding Guide