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Best Children's Clothing

2009 Best Children's Clothing

Lester Harry’s

Boston
Instead of being bigger versions of Cabbage Patch dolls, kids here are littler versions of our best-dressed selves. That means ruffled frocks by Splendid and […] read more»
2009 Best Children's Clothing, Shoes

Bird by Bird

Cambridge
Sorry, but your child’s first steps must…not…be…in Crocs. Especially not when Inman Square gem Bird by Bird has the kind of footwear that’s ideally suited […] read more»
2009 Best Children's Clothing, Affordable

H&M

Boston
It’s the brave parent who tags along on a teen’s H&M spree. It’s the smart parent who shops there for kids under 10. A sizableand […] read more»
2008 Best Children's Clothing, South

Bundle of Hope

Scituate
Leighanne Henkenmeier likes to say her Scituate Harbor shop is for “the grandmothers,” and indeed, a doting and sufficiently deep-pocketed nana could happily spend an […] read more»
2008 Best Children's Clothing, West

Milalilu

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,’ […] read more»
2008 Best Children's Clothing

Wild Child

Arlington
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 […] read more»
2007 Best Children's Clothing

Bump

Boston
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 […] read more»
2007 Best Children's Clothing, North

Pure

Newburyport
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 […] read more»
2007 Best Children's Clothing, South

Olivia Rose Children’s Boutique

Marshfield
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 […] read more»
2007 Best Children's Clothing, West

Brussels Sprouts Kids

Newton
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 […] read more»
2005 Best Children's Clothing, Cape Cod

The Children’s Shop

Chatham
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 […] read more»
2005 Best Children's Clothing

Pixie Stix

Boston
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 […] read more»
2005 Best Children's Clothing, Nantucket

Pinwheels

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 […] read more»
2005 Best Children's Clothing, North

The Pumpkin Patch

Newburyport
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 […] read more»