Best of Boston

2002 Best Children's Clothing, West

Petit Patapon

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 boys’ cotton V-necks, retro peacoats, and frocks that hint at an aesthetic wisdom beyond their wearers’ years.

27 Central St., Wellesley, 781-235-8909,