It’s officially back to school season, which means it’s time to hit the shops for fall kids’ clothing and supplies! To help narrow down places to shop, here is my go-to list of the best kids’ boutiques in downtown NYC to find an assortment of kids’ goodies. While department stores can be convenient, it’s great to support local shops! From children’s clothing and fashionable gear to unique gifts for teachers and birthday parties, these boutiques carry it all. Happy shopping!
If you have a trend-setting tot at home, Babesta Threads has unique and ultra fun children’s clothing. Located in the heart of Tribeca, Babesta carries clothing for age 0–12 years old in brands like Munster Kids, Quinn and Fox, and Andy and Evan. Besides amazing clothes, Babesta Threads also sells children’s books, toys, and rockin’ baby tunes. Babesta Cribz, its sister store, is located just around the block and carries a wide array of strollers, gliders, cribs, high chairs, and accessories. For the New York City kid who has it all, Babesta is the place to shop.
My Little Sunshine
The first time I walked into My Little Sunshine, I couldn’t help but smile—the store is absolutely adorable. The boutique sells a wide selection of stylish children’s clothing in sizes infant to eight years from brands like Appaman, Boy + Girl, and Bobo Choses. My Little Sunshine has locations in Tribeca and Chelsea, and sells shoes, one-of-a-kind gifts, and educational toys. My favorite thing about the Tribeca shop is its proximately to CMA, one of the best children’s museums in Manhattan—combine the two and you have the perfect afternoon in the city!
Pink Olive embodies everything I love about a boutique—beautifully crafted and thoughtful gifts, specialty items, and lots of charm. Shopping here is almost more about treating myself than my daughter! With locations in the East Village, Park Slope, and Williamsburg, Pink Olive sells unique children’s books, gifts, paper goods, and adorable clothing. Pink Olive also has a new series of subscription boxes available – the perfect gift that keeps on giving!
Sweet William Ltd.
Sweet William Ltd., located on the border between Nolita and Soho, sells a wide variety of eclectic kids’ clothing, accessories, and gifts. The store is beautifully designed and features a number of local brands and designers for kids age newborn to age 12. Sweet William is the perfect spot to find a gift for your next birthday party or baby shower!
Egg by Susan Lazar
A list of the best kids’ boutiques downtown wouldn’t be complete without Egg by Susan Lazar, the designer’s new Tribeca shop. The shop’s lofted ceiling heights and all white interiors are quintessential Tribeca. The clothes are sophisticated, yet fresh and timeless. A visit to Egg never disappoints!
Author: Anna Julien
Anna Julien is a first-time mom who writes about experiences in her blog The Baby Bump Diaries. She Iives in downtown Manhattan with her husband and baby girl.