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The best baby stores in NYC

Kids can be trendsetters at any age—these NYC shops cover blankies, binkies, baby clothes and absolutely everything in between

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Finding the best baby stores in NYC can be a challenge—with so many options, it’s hard to know where to look. While you’re out and about exploring NYC museums or trying a mommy and me class with your toddler, take a side trip to one of these super cute shops. Ranging from whimsical mom n’ pop to trusted family brands, these New York staples can’t be beat. 

Baby stores in NYC

Area Kids

The shop mostly stocks clothing from local designers (Egg & Avocado, Appaman), but you’ll also find imaginative and unusual toys from France and Germany.

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Flatiron

Babesta Threads

Husband-and-wife team Aslan and Jenn Cattaui fill their cozy 450-square-foot store with the stuff kids dig—Junk Food concert tees, Uglydolls, Eazy Bean chairs and vintage wear that’ll make parents envious. The shop mainly focuses on the under-six set, but the Cattauis have recently begun stocking pieces for older children from popular lines such as Chaos Recycled. You'll wish this stuff came in your size.

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Financial District

Babies “R” Us

The Union Square outlet of this megachain has just about everything you could ever need to feed, bathe, diaper, clothe, transport and entertain your babe. Even though it specializes in the basic and affordable, it does carry some high-end brands like Bugaboo and Timi & Leslie.

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Gramercy

Bit'Z Kids

These colorful stores specialize in Japanese clothing, shoes and toys. Kids will enjoy the play area, while moms will be excited to find a diaper-changing and breastfeeding room at both locations.

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Financial District

Buy Buy Baby

Show up on a weekend afternoon and it might be rough to navigate through the sea of bellies working on their registries. The selection of goods is vast, from basic pacifiers, bibs and washcloths to floor-to-ceiling displays of fancier diaper bags and bedding. You’ll also find strollers (both low- and high-end), as well as nursery setups complete with cribs, sheet sets and mobiles.

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Chelsea

Crewcuts

Thanks to J.Crew's line for kids, parents can help Junior perfect the collegiate look decades before he heads off to Brown. This flagship location, on the UES, sells cardigans and bubble skirts for girls and chinos and suede boots for boys.

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Upper East Side

Giggle

A stroller parking lot, an in-store changing table, daily product demos and weekly storytimes are just a few of the nifty amenities at this everything-for-baby spot. Be sure to check out their line of organic cotton toys (we love the plush animal finger puppets) and bodysuits. All the kidware, including clothing, strollers and furniture, have been vetted to meet parent-minded criteria such as space-save-ability, washability and durability.

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Upper West Side

Kisan

Critics' pick

This Soho boutique comes to NYC courtesy of Iceland. Head to the back of the shop for racks of children's clothes, including whimsical T-shirts with trompe l'oeil prints from Japanese line Muchacha, and wares from New York label Makié and French brand Finger in the Nose.

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Soho

Koh's Kids

This small shop in Tribeca sells shirts and pants from companies like Charlie Rocket for the 14-and-under set, along with a small assortment of Haba and Bruder toys.

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Tribeca

LuLu's for Baby

Located next door to the kiddie hair salon, this shop sells strollers, carriers, clothing, swaddle blankets, playthings and baby-care products—from companies such as Under the Nile and Phil & Teds—for newborns to two-year-olds.

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Park Slope

Mini Jake

Everything's ultramodern at this Billyburg baby mecca, a spin-off of Brooklyn design store Two Jakes. Look for the latest bags, strollers and cribs from brands like Oeuf, Argington and Bloom.

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Williamsburg

Pink Olive

Owner Grace Kang has been a buyer for Barneys, so it's no surprise that her store is filled to the brim with chic clothes and accessories for kids. They'll love rocking clothing and accessories like Liberty of London hair bows ($16), bear-claw booties ($52) and Brooklyn-repping onesies ($32) at play group.

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Park Slope

Pottery Barn Kids

At this home-furnishings store with designs exclusively for tykes, shoppers will find whimsical nursery and youth furniture plus adorable accessories. Blankets, playroom accessories and small toys are also available.

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Lenox Hill

Sweet William

Children's fashion editor turned entrepreneur Bronagh Staley handpicks this boutique's clothing and playthings for kids ages newborn to eight. She's a fan of labels like April Showers and Wovenplay. Both locations use birch and reclaimed wood in their design to create a fantasy feel.

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Williamsburg

TaROO Too

Located down the street from the original TaROO on the Upper East Side, this chic children's boutique carries clothing and gifts for boys through age 14 and girls through age 16. Kids can amass a cool wardrobe by combining trendy brands like Mudpie, Lemon and Charlie Rocket with store-brand prices that start at $8.

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Upper East Side

Torly Kid

Owner Carol Adams transformed her successful store Babylicious into Torly Kid—a one-stop shop for both tots and tweens. Best-selling lines like Tooby Doo, Lunchbox and Appaman are now stocked in bigger sizes as well as small. The store also has an extensive collection of party favors.

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Tribeca

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