Best of Boston

2002 Best Children's Clothing, Affordable

Fish Kids

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 and tees that don’t need to be dry-cleaned are what most parents are after. The racks at Fish Kids are filled with just that—”better everyday clothing” by European makers such as Catimini, Cakewalk, and Confetti. There are even 125 different styles of shoes from brands including Buckle My Shoe and Aster. Overwhelmed? Owner Donna Fishman knows her stock—and her clientele—and can fill Junior’s closet without spending his college savings.

1378A Beacon St., Brookline, 617-738-1006,