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
Photograph: Courtesy Caroline Voagen Nelson

Let's face it: New York kids are undoubtedly the country's best dressed. These kids' clothing stores have everything you could possibly need to keep 'em well-accessorized all year long, so why not check them out? You'll find on-trend picks, casualwear, school uniforms and kids' shoes galore, and if you check out our favorite kids' consignment shops, you might score an even better deal. For great stores that cater to toddlers, kids and tweens, see our favorites below. Don't forget to check out our guides to the best local baby stores in NYC, girls' clothing stores and kids' shoe stores.

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Kids clothing stores in NYC

Taroo too
Photograph: Marielle Solan
Shopping, Womenswear


icon-location-pin Upper East Side
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.
Photograph: Cinzia Reale-Castello
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Area Kids

icon-location-pin Park Slope
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.
Shopping, Department stores

Century 21

icon-location-pin Financial District

While the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Century 21 is a maze of designer duds for adults, most people don't think to consider it as a great spot for amazing discounted designer kids' clothes, too. Online and in-store, you'll find quality apparel, accessory and shoe selections for kids (toddlers through tweens and teens).

Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nels
Shopping, Kid's clothes

Torly Kid

icon-location-pin Tribeca
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.
Shopping, Kid's clothes

Babesta Threads

icon-location-pin Financial District

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.


Two Kids and a Dog

icon-location-pin DUMBO

Offering a variety of kids' clothing, toys, shoes, baby accessories (not to mention spectacular kids' birthday gifts), Two Kids and a Dog is a great place for parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents catering to the eight and under set. There's also a lot of Brooklyn-repping gear for the little ones (onesies, T-shirts)—after all, its owners (Natalia and Kip) are longtime residents of the area, and proud of it!

Photograph: Peter Staley
Shopping, Kid's clothes

Sweet William

icon-location-pin Williamsburg
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.
Photograph: Courtesy of Bit'z Kids
Shopping, Kid's clothes

Bit'Z Kids

icon-location-pin Upper West Side
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.
Photograph: Courtesy of Crew Cut
Shopping, Kid's clothes


icon-location-pin Upper East 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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Level 2

icon-location-pin Park Slope
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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