Impulse Buy: Smiling Button Clothing

These ready-for-play frocks are all made in Mass.

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Photograph courtesy of Smiling Button

Local designer Caroline Leed sticks to a timeless New England aesthetic when it comes to creating pieces for her kids’ brand, Smiling Button. Sweet but simple polka dots, lilacs, gentle animal prints, and—our favorite—classic gingham adorn these ready-for-play frocks, all of which are made here in Massachusetts. Designed to fit girls from three months to a size 10, these 100 percent cotton dresses were created with heavy playground wear-and-tear in mind, so your little protégé can grow up wearing stylish duds that last—at least until the next growth spurt.

“Bubble” gingham dresses, starting at $72 each, Smiling Button,