There’s something to be said for shopping small and local, especially when it comes to unique, high-quality clothes. Fortunately, Westchester offers many children’s clothing boutiques with personalized service and offerings that are unlike anything you’d find at retail chains and department stores. They’re an excellent option for special occasions and to find memorable gifts.
Here’s a roundup of some of the County’s best small, local stores (large chains not included) for children’s clothing.
Just try to walk by ADRIAN EAST in Bronxville and not get lured inside. The clothes sold at ADRIAN EAST are understated, tasteful, and elegant. They carry “a lovingly curated selection of the best children’s clothing from around the world.” A great choice for christening gowns, first communion dresses, and holiday outfits, ADRIAN EAST provides personalized service to shoppers and beautiful gifts for children of all ages.
This Armonk store could not be more aptly named. With dresses and separates for ages 6-18, All About the Dress is the destination for girls’ special occasion needs, from Bat Mitzvah to Sweet Sixteen to Prom. Designers span brands like Un Deux Trois, ML Monique Lhuillier, Jovani and more. There are also multiple lines of customizable designer dresses.
With a mix of toys and clothing, All Together Now in Mount Kisco carries trendy and unique clothes for babies and children like music-themed onesies (e.g., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Grateful Dead) and statement onesies (e.g., “Love is Love” and “Girl Power”). The store also sells brands like Finn + Emma, Chaser, Patagonia, and others.
Nestled in Bedford Village, Bubble and Tweet offer “an artful collection from newborn to women’s and everything in between.” Here you’ll find many favorite brands for baby gifts like Kissy Kissy and Angel Dear, as well as a kids’ collection from companies like Autumn Cashmere Kids and Bella Dahl.
For over four decades, Denny’s has provided families with the “latest styles and greatest value in clothing for newborns, toddlers, ‘tweens, and everyone in between.” Their selection includes brand-name and one-of-a-kind creations. Scarsdale is home to one of its locations. Denny’s offers one-on-one appointments to help moms-to-be shop for their layette and to assist sleepaway campers in getting everything they need for a summer away.
Chappaqua is home to one of the hippest kids’ clothing stores, appropriately named hip kid. With a motto of being “fun, kindful, cool, aware,” hip kid sells many popular brands for infants to teens such as Appaman, Chaser, Tea Collection, and more. They also offer toys, accessories, and other gifts.
When it comes to special, personalized gifts for babies and children, &JAMES is one of the best resources in Westchester. They create “bespoke gift baskets” with unique clothing and accessories for children of any age and any occasion. Their inventory includes an assortment of classic and contemporary baby, children, and tween brands like Bella Bliss, Pink Chicken, Hatley, Top Trendz, Terez, and more.
Young fashionistas flock to Rye Brook to get the latest trends at Lester’s. For girls sizes 7-14, you’ll find all of today’s fashions, from tie-dye loungewear to denim to dresses. Lester’s carries coveted brands like Vintage Havana, Rock Candy, Hard Tail, Z Supply, and Katie J. For sleepaway campers, Lester’s is your one-stop-shop for uniform and camp attire. They even offer one-on-one camp appointments (in-store and virtually over Facetime) with specialists and provide various clothing labeling options.
A Westchester staple, Lubin’s has been in business for over 60 years. Currently located within the Rothman’s Scarsdale location, they are known for their vast selection of boys’ suits for weddings, bar mitzvahs, and other formal affairs. Lubin’s offers special occasion dress wear, accessories, dress shoes, and more. They also provide complimentary alterations and fit specialists.
With boutiques in Rye and Ridgefield, CT, Sammy + Nat sells their own hand-sourced Pima cotton clothing line. In addition, they offer a carefully curated collection of clothing for children of all ages from quality brands such as Bella Bliss, Duffield Lane, Bird & Bean, Sail to Sable, and more. You’ll also find a large assortment of gifts and accessories as well as monogram services.
Across three floors, Star Spangled Carousel in Armonk has been a source of trendy and unique quality clothing for decades. Quality fabrics and exquisite details can be found on many of the items sold here, with offerings like cashmere blend baby clothes and brands such as Mayoral, Isobella and Chloe, Molo, Dori’s Creations, and Flowers by Zoe.