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The best kids clothing stores in NYC

When your youngsters grow out of their onesies, browse the trendy threads at these top-notch kids clothing stores

We're amazed at how well-dressed NYC kids can be, toddling along next to Mom and Dad, flaunting their very own sense of style. These amazing kids clothing stores have just what your youngsters need to stay on-trend, from casualwear and school uniforms to kids' shoes. Here, you'll find plenty of items for toddlers, tweens and all ages in between, but remember that many of the best baby stores in NYC also carry clothes for big kids! Going back-to-school shopping? Don't forget to check out NYC's best book stores for kids.

Kids clothing stores in NYC



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

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

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. Make sure to bring your own shopping bag—the sustainable-minded store doesn't provide them for customers.

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Park Slope

Sweet William

Children's fashion editor turned entrepreneur Bronagh Staley handpicks this boutique's clothing, accessories 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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LuLu's Then & Now

The pint-size members of Brooklyn's style set have an eye for unique duds. Brigitte Prat's third kid-oriented LuLu store in Park Slope fits the bill, making an eco-friendly foray into the world of consignment. Gently used clothing (newborn to size 8) shares space with secondhand baby gear, toys, books and even furniture. After shopping, bring the little ones to romp around in the store's Play Space, complete with a library and fun toys, open for drop-in playtimes daily (10am–1pm, 2–5pm; $12 per session).

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Park Slope

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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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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Upper West Side


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

Level 2

The seriously hip wares in this Park Slope boutique are so appealing, you’d never know they’re technically intended for the under-15 set. Stylish kids can find patterned dresses from Miss Behave, bright tees from Stella Blu and distressed denim items from Tractr. Don't forget to check out accessories like leather wallets and funky sunglasses.

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Park Slope

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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Racks at this tween boutique are packed with tops, jeans and hoodies as well as pricey party dresses. Track down supercool brands like Bella Dahl, Steve Madden, Fre People and Superga and complete any look with fun accessories or a pair of shoes.

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Kisan Concept Store

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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