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Children’s Attire


1088 Madison Ave., nr. 82nd St.; 212-717-6742

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.


1269 Madison Ave., at 91st St., and various locations; 212-722-7720;

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.

Ibiza Kidz

42 University Pl., nr. 9th St.; 212-533-4614

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).


1296 Madison Ave., at 92nd St., and various locations; 212-369-1616;

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

1186 Madison Ave., at 87th St.; 212-289-0028;

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.

Natalie and Friends

205 E. 60th St., at Third Ave.; 212-759-9077;

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.

Prince & Princess

41 E. 78th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-879-8989;

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.

Space Kiddets

26 E. 22nd St., nr. Park Ave. S.; 212-420-9878;

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).

Spring Flowers

907 Madison Ave., nr. 72nd St., and various locations; 212-717-8182;

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).


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