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Makié
May 10, 2016
Behind an unassuming sliver of storefront on Thompson Street is Makié, a shop carrying a range of gorgeous children's clothing as well as select pieces of womenswear and small home goods. The vision of designer Makié Yahagi, the pieces pair a restrained and sophisticated color palette with classic designs and a very minimalist Japanese aesthetic. Makié's own line ...
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Les Petits Chapelais
May 10, 2016
Tucked away on a quiet street in Soho is the charming children's boutique Les Petits Chapelais. Specializing in European (especially French) collections and American collections with European sensibilities, the shop presents an impressive range of clothing, toys, shoes, and accessories for newborn - 10 years in appealing displays that stretch from floor to ceiling. From special occasion wear ...
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CHELSEA
Books of Wonder - a children's bookstore
April 25, 2016
As convenient as Amazon and other similar websites can be, leisurely browsing a good bookstore is a thrill all its own. Given how prominently children's books feature in the rhythm of my days since my daughter's birth, having the opportunity to refresh and supplement our growing library is one I take advantage of whenever possible. Books of Wonder, ...
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Hazel Village
April 13, 2016
Is there anything sweeter than a little stuffed animal wearing tiny clothes? A staple in the packages I've sent friends to help welcome their new babies for some time now, the animal dolls from Brooklyn-based Hazel Village are beyond charming. Lovingly made from organic cotton, they can be hand-embroidered with a name or initials and - ...
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Caramel Baby & Child
January 26, 2016
Left to her own devices, my toddler would leave the apartment looking like Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan. For the holidays, I decided to treat myself to coordinated outfits (of my choosing!) for my two little girls. Fortunately for me, Caramel Baby & Child (1244 Madison Ave) is a short walk across the park to the Upper East ...
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Acorn Toy Shop
January 17, 2016
  Acorn Toys (323 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn) is a treasure.  The shop ladies were so utterly gracious as my 3-year-old exclaimed repeatedly, “I want it all!  Let’s take it all!”  I had to agree with her.  This little gem has the loveliest selection of toys, clothing, and decor, special enough to be passed down through generations.  It's ...
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Sweet William opens in Manhattan!
November 4, 2010
One of my very favorite children's shops from Brooklyn recently opened in Nolita last month -- dangerously close to where I live (uh oh). I have always admired Sweet William as it is a store that gets it just right. The space is adorable and the clothes are incredibly well edited, wearable and unique. I ...
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Purl Soho
October 4, 2010
This winter I plan to channel some old-world "know-how" into my life and finally learn how to sew and knit... properly.   As a city-kid, "knitting" was never something that hit my radar until recently but I would really love to tap into to this creative zone and learn to make fun things for the kids ...
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McNally Jackson Bookstore
July 23, 2010
I am all about supporting the underdog in this city and the McNally-Jackson Bookstore in Nolita is my very favorite bookstore. Not only is it great for my own browsing but I happen to think they have an incredible children's book section. You won't find any junky Dora or Elmo themed reads here and they ...
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The Union Square Farmer's Market
June 28, 2010
The Union Square Farmers Market is the largest and most popular open-air food market in New York City. While there are farmers markets throughout the entire city the one at Union Square operates year round, four days a week, and is really is at its peak in the summer and fall. A visit is a ...
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The best of Soho's children's boutiques
June 2, 2010
Soho has exploded over the last ten years into THE major shopping hub of the city, and while the chain stores have taken over the area, the smaller boutiques are still holding strong and hiding out on the side streets. The neighborhood happens to be a haven of small and beautiful boutiques for children - ...
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CHELSEA
The Limelight Marketplace
May 25, 2010
In the 1980s, early '90s, The Limelight was perhaps the most popular nightclub in New York City. Known for its wild parties, weekly drug busts, and all around freakiness, the club closed its doors long ago but the space itself has recently been transformed and re-opened as a...gasp...mini-mall. The old cathedral space is now The ...
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Pearl River Mart
May 18, 2010
One of my very favorite things to do in NYC is to take a stroll around Chinatown. The experience is transporting on many levels and it offers the closest thing that NYC has to an "open air" market. From the fish markets to the exotic fruit and vegetable stands you will see stuff that will ...
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The Eloise Store at the Plaza
May 17, 2010
The Eloise Store, located in the iconic Plaza Hotel, is devoted entirely to the storybook character Eloise -- a precocious little six-year-old who grew up in the hotel. The store is tucked in the back of what is essentially a ghost-town of uber-luxury boutiques. The pristine pink and black space is inviting and there are ...
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Clementine Consignment Shop -- For Kids
May 9, 2010
I was thrilled when I found the Flying Squirrel consignment shop in Williamsburg a few months back as I thought it was such a great idea. How many of us have clothes that our children have outgrown or never even graced their bodies that are still in perfect condition? I think I can just safely ...
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Sweet William
April 24, 2010
When I buy for my kids, I usually go on-line to the Gap and such for the basics….but for the special items I always head to Brooklyn to the smaller, boutique-type children’s stores. Sweet William, in Williamsburg, is a beautiful little space with a very well edited selection of adorable, stylish clothing. Not to mention ...
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KISAN Concept Store
April 2, 2010
KISAN Concept Store is a nifty little place, just off the beaten path in Soho. The store is a collective of all things stylish and beautifully made offering nearly everything from interesting coffee table books and gadgets -- to chic clothing/shoes -- to handbags and jewelery -- to stunning, mouth-agape children's clothing. The owners literally ...
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Obaibi
March 17, 2010
My childhood friend -- who fled NYC long ago to live in Paris -- sends us the cutest, chicest outfits every year for the girls' birthday. I am always excited when the package arrives but always find myself equally bummed out that I can never find the brand here! Well last week I learned that ...
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Williamsburg
March 12, 2010
Williamsburg is seriously as cool as it gets. In fact, I used to joke with a friend of mine that they should just plaster a picture of either Beck or Moby on the front of all the Subway cars to identify that the "L" train to Brooklyn was for hipster transport only. I guess now, ...
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Favorite children's bookstore -- Scholastic Store
February 25, 2010
I absolutely love hanging out in bookstores and the smaller the specialty bookstore, the better. I spend a lot of time at Scholastic and it is always a go-to destination when I am in Soho with the kids. It’s a huge space that offers a little something for everyone from birth through the angst ridden ...
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Belly Dance Maternity
February 22, 2010
Seems like everyone I know is having a baby all of a sudden. Funny how it always happens in waves. With "three being the new two" and "twins being the new singleton" in NYC, the maternity business is booming! When I was pregnant I was determined to remain somewhat stylish (well with the roots growing ...
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Pomme
February 18, 2010
I always like to find special gifts that are useful and practical for friends with a new baby. In a cramped NYC apartment the last thing you need is more stuff, especially if you are on kid number 2 or 3, which is why I love these adorable little square quilts from Pomme. They are ...
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Doodle Doo's
January 26, 2010
This adorable little West Village shop is a perfect place to go for kid's haircuts – especially the very first one when most kids have the potential to totally flip out. Courtney wrote a post some time ago about a place called Tantrum which we visited during our stay in London and absolutely loved! Doodle ...
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