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BEST Children's Clothing

2000 BEST Children's Clothing, Kids and Baby Accessories

Lester Harry’s

Marblehead

If the chain-store route to furnishing a child’s bedroom simply isn’t thrilling you, branch out and take a trip to Marblehead. More Takashimaya than Toys-“R”-Us, Lester Harry’s features exclusive children’s clothing, furnishings, and accessories from a host of international artisans. read more »

2000 BEST Children's Clothing

Kenzie Kids

Chestnut Hill

Parents of junior fashionistas (high-maintenance babies, temperamental toddlers and jaded juniors who simply must have the latest in designer togs) can find relief here. In addition to everyday wear, Kenzie Kids has an extensive range of special-occasion outfits for boys… read more »

1999 BEST Children's Clothing

Oilily

Boston

It’s bright and in-your-face, and it has a sense of humor. Kids love the funky designs and parents appreciate the wash and wear. read more »

1998 BEST Children's Clothing, Casual Wear

The Red Wagon

Charlestown

A fun and funky kids clothing store is long overdue, and The Red Wagon fills the bill, whether you’ve got a newborn or a kid wearing up to size seven. The store is toddler friendly and run by local moms—… read more »

1998 BEST Children's Clothing, Special Occasion

Kenzie Kids

Chestnut Hill

Psst, admit it. Half the pleasure of having kids is dressing them up. The recently expanded Kenzie Kids (grown from one storefront to two) has a party dress section guaranteed to satisfy any little princess and proud queen mother. A… read more »

1997 BEST Children's Clothing

Petit Patapon

Wellesley

This is the place to find classic kids’ clothing that’s long on style, short on gimmicks, and sans European price tags. The store caters to infants right on through preteens, for both boys and girls. read more »

1995 BEST Children's Clothing

Saturday’s Child

Cambridge

Not for the faint-hearted when it comes to price, but if you’re looking for something more original than Gap Kids, this is the place. Also, in the Zephyr annex, interesting clothes in that hard-to-find preteen category. Plus chic Swedish potty… read more »

1994 BEST Children's Clothing

Children’s Orchard

Brookline

If your kids are growing faster than your budget, trot over to the Children’s Orchard, a resale boutique for children’s outgrown clothing (up to size 12) and baby accessories. The selection of gently worn kids’ wear is the best we’ve… read more »

1993 BEST Children's Clothing, Preteen Girls

Imagine

Chestnut Hill

Do you have a daughter who’s just impossible—to fit, that is? If she’s somewhere in that twilight zone between girl and woman, this speciality shop will fit her out with dresses, sportswear, and underwear. read more »

1992 BEST Children's Clothing

Sears, Roebuck & Company

Good selection, competitive prices, and a no-hassle return policy. Should the clothes wear out before the kids do, Sears will replace them at no charge. read more »