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BEST Children's Clothing

2008 BEST Children's Clothing, West


Newton Highlands

The economy’s in need of a good spanking these days, which means baby clothes are eliciting more than just ‘ooh’ and ‘aah.’ There’s also ‘ugh,’ when shoppers do the math on something that gets months, not years, of use. Rather… read more»

2008 BEST Children's Clothing

Wild Child


Tons of children’s boutiques overflow with precious, sit-and-look-pretty outfits, missing the salient fact that sitting still (let alone pretty) is not in the average tyke’s skill set. For clothes that can crawl, wriggle, roll, and cartwheel—and look good at the… read more»

2007 BEST Children's Clothing



The clothes found at this Beacon Hill retailer are a neatly balanced mix of sweet (Imps and Elfs overalls and Izod button-ups), cool (Chip and Pepper jeans, distressed Kingsley skeleton sweatshirts, embroidered Da-Nang pants), and innocent (Judith Lacroix dresses, Simple… read more»

2007 BEST Children's Clothing, North



Suiting up kids in eco-friendly, smart-looking fashions is a cinch at Pure. Nearly all its clothes—Claesen’s onesies, Zutano tops and pants, Katybird dresses—are made from organic cotton and other natural fibers. Both playtime and dress-up options are well represented here,… read more»

2007 BEST Children's Clothing, South

Olivia Rose Children’s Boutique


Scientists theorize that cute babies have had an evolutional leg up, as our Stone Age ancestors were less likely to abandon them. Modern-day parents are obviously far more civilized—but all the same, one could argue that Olivia Rose owner Gloria… read more»

2007 BEST Children's Clothing, West

Brussels Sprouts Kids


Relax, kids: This store doesn’t have any of those icky vegetables you like to dispose of in your napkin. What it does have is loads of great clothes you can’t get at the mall. That’s because the owner, Molly Moncreiff,… read more»

2005 BEST Children's Clothing, Cape Cod

The Children’s Shop


As at most coastline kids’ stores, preppy paraphernalia is the mainstay at this sweet clothing emporium. Pink and green pants fill the racks, along with embroidered overalls, bright beachwear, and hair clips in the shape of ducks or fish. Also… read more»

2005 BEST Children's Clothing

Pixie Stix


These days, kids’ fashion sense is outpacking their growth spurts. So when Pixie Stix opened this year, it gave budding shopaholics and tagalong moms something to cheer about. The chic boutique carries a mix of Petit Bateau tees, trendy Tractor… read more»

2005 BEST Children's Clothing, Nantucket



We might roll our eyes at precious, overpriced kids’ clothes, but it’s near impossible to resist the teeny, hand-knit pale pink sweaters and soft cotton bonnets and caps at Pinwheels. Miniature outfits for boys and girls—including many pieces with embroidered… read more»

2005 BEST Children's Clothing, North

The Pumpkin Patch


Froggy rain boots, grass luau outfits, and pink flowery sundresses are staples at this beloved Newburyport boutique. Also procurable are newborn and toddler basics, stylish school clothes, and smart little bow ties by designers including Hartstrings, K.C. Parker, Letop, and… read more»