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BEST Children's Clothing

2004 BEST Children's Clothing, West

Petit Patapon

Wellesley

Petit Patapon clothes look great, feel even better, and are built to last. From summery batik sundresses for toddlers to cool, sporty beachwear for five-year-olds, Petit Patapon’s collections are just the kind of fripperies a kid needs: playful, but not… read more»

2003 BEST Children's Clothing, West

Petit Patapon

Wellesley

Darling details make the difference at Petit Patapon. Whatever best becomes your little one—frilly ruffles, rugged stitching, whimsical embroidery—this organized shop has a stylish stock of it. The daisy-flecked T-shirts come with extra protection from harmful UV-rays. Bright capri pants… read more»

2003 BEST Children's Clothing

Lester Harry’s

Boston

The European skin-care products are almost too posh for the too-young-to-toddle set, but Lester Harry’s boutique stocks plenty of functional elegance, too. If cozy robes won’t keep the cold out of a Boston January, the fleece car-seat liner surely will…. read more»

2002 BEST Children's Clothing, West

Petit Patapon

Wellesley

Why should children get the short end of the fashion stick? For playtime and dress-up alike, Petit Patapon outfits youngsters—toddlers to grade school—in only the duds. Here you’ll find rosy cotton eyelet dresses for newborns, crumply pink beach hats, feather-soft… read more»

2002 BEST Children's Clothing, Affordable

Fish Kids

Brookline

Unless your child has a contract with Kix, you probably don’t dress him in expensive outfits destined to wear more cereal than he digests. Miniature linen suits and raw-silk dresses have their place, but shorts that can survive the sandbox… read more»

2002 BEST Children's Clothing, Upscale

Bonpoint

Boston

When the nanny complains that little Madison has outgrown her pinafores, get yourself (or send your personal assistant) to Bonpoint. The French clothier’s exclusive pastel sweaters, jumpers, pants, and dresses are acclaimed by fashion editors and parents alike for their… read more»

2002 BEST Children's Clothing, North

Lester Harry’s

Marblehead

This colorful shop has everything a baby needs to live in style from birth forward. From Kate Spade diaper bags and tiny Petit Bateau hooded sweaters to underwear basics and footies, it’s all here. With tons of toys and simply… read more»

2001 BEST Children's Clothing

The Red Wagon

Boston

The majority of this store’s lines are stylish and durable, designed for kids who like to stand out from the crowd without standing still. The sales staff is always willing to search for a size or offer helpful suggestions and—of… read more»

2001 BEST Children's Clothing, North

Lester Harry’s

Marblehead

For children’s clothing that is high style, head north. Lester Harry’s is all about subtlety, from cargo shorts to hand-knit baby sweaters, custom baby linens, and Italian shoes. Accessories include pint-sized, denim bean bags, cribs and changing tables. read more»

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»