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Being an NYC kid has its perks. You've got world-class museums, restaurants designed just for you, and bragging rights for eternity. But being an NYC parent has the best perk of them all: Dressing up little ones in the coolest clothes on the planet.

We've rounded up 21 of the absolute best stores to find them, from fancy French boutiques in the West Village to indie consignment shops in Park Slope—and it's no surprise that the bulk of them are concentrated in equally kid-friendly neighborhoods like the Upper East Side and Tribeca. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

Photo: Driely S.

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Bonpoint

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Get a taste of France at this très chic children's clothing store, which carries apparel for both tots and tweens (there's one in Soho, too). There's even an alcohol-free perfume available—though it's not specified whether it's for little ones or their Francophile mothers. [Photo: Driely S.]

Pink Chicken

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This girls-only spot is the brainchild of Stacy Fraser, who combined her experience in the fashion industry with her daughters' dreams of creating quirky dresses for playtime. There's also a charitable streak: The store donates excess merchandise to an organization serving children in need. [Photo]

Magic Windows

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This shop has been dressing Upper East Side kiddos for their fanciest occasions for 32 years—think pastel frocks and onesies with old-timey details, from scalloped collars to seersucker prints. [Photo]

Naturino

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Fitting growing feet is always a challenge, and that's why Naturino created the Falcotto, or shoes especially designed for babies who are just learning to walk. The brand also serves older sibs with styles inspired by the latest trends for grown-ups. [Photo]

Z'Baby Company

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Founder Sharone Glaser felt that there weren't any clothing shops out there "to fit a child's individual lifestyle," so she created her own. The store carries clothing in sizes ranging from infant to preteen, exclusively from Glaser's own line. [Photo]

My Little Sunshine

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While the main focus of this shop is durable, high-end clothing from labels like Blu Pony Vintage and Tane Organics, the owners have tried to make their boutique as much of a one-stop shop as possible. Alongside their selection of toys and books, there's even a haircut station with a kid-sized red plane as a seat. [Photo]

Space Kiddets

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This shop is for the kid (or parent) who's on the quirky end of the spectrum—think fun shirts with silly Japanese characters and rainbow-hued shoes for tiny feet. The toy selection is a must-see as well, because you'll likely be fighting your kid for playtime. [Photo: Time Out New York Kids]

Little Marc Jacobs

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The sizes may be shrunken here, but the style certainly isn't. The fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection for boys and girls features shearling outerwear, leopard-print skirts, and dare we say a rather badass leather jacket. [Photo]

Jane's Exchange

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For those who don't believe in spending bunches of money on clothes that their kids will grow out of after a few wears, consignment is the way to go. All clothing here is gently used and in good condition, and there's a good selection of maternity clothing as well. [Photo]

Les Petits Chapelais

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Tiny shoes, tiny pants, and tiny shirts all come with French flair at this boutique, which also carries a small selection of toys that'll entertain little ones while parents pick out the clothes. [Photo]

Torly Kid

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Named for owner Carol Adams' daughters Tori and Carly, Torly Kid originally started off as Babylicious, but has since grown up, just like the girls. They're constantly bringing in new inventory to keep up with kids' trends, making it a store you'll want to stop in again and again. [Photo]

Shoofly

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Shoofly has been catering to Tribeca 's littlest residents since 1987 as the first neighborhood retailer showcasing European shoes. They're known for their wide selection of accessories—think polka dot knit tights and socks in pretty much every pattern imaginable. [Photo]

Polarn O. Pyret

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It's stripe city for this Stockholm import that's been dressing children around the world since 1976. These garments aren't for kids satisfied with sitting in front of a TV—they're made for rough-and-tumble play. [Photo]

Egg by Susan Lazar

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It's all about clean and simple colors, patterns, and fabrics at Egg, and the brand strives to use organic materials whenever possible. You won't find polka dots or colorful characters for your kids here, because Susan Lazar wants you to "nurture your baby in style." [Photo]

Junior Lowe

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Their website tagline says it all: "For little Brooklyn hipsters." That means lots of pint-sized plaid shirts for boys who aren't yet able to sprout beards. [Photo]

Crewcuts

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Looking for a hint at what you'll find here? Just look at J Crew for grown-ups. The children's collection mirrors the brand's vibe of buttoned-up looks, but with a playful twist. New this year: a special line of tees inspired by the American Museum of Natural History, handily located just across Central Park. [Photo: Getty]

Lulu's Then & Now

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Park Slope parents' go-to store for swapping clothes with their neighbors, Lulu's specializes in seasonal consignment. With the move to a new, larger space on Fourth Avenue, they've even added kids' haircuts, a playspace, and a boutique for new (i.e. not resold) toys. [Photo]
Columbian-born Cristina Villegas was a new mother and personal stylist when she opened her West Village store 13 years ago, where she sells high-end, international designs by brands like EMile et Idea and Leoca Paris. The store's extensive selection of children's furniture and bedding also hints at Villegas' side job: interior design consulting for children's rooms. [Photo]

Sweet William

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This Williamsburg store, which also has a Manhattan outpost that's frequented by Kanye, focuses on products made in an ethically sustainable fashion from independent designers (translation: no Splendid here). Dresses, cardigans, onesies, and more are available for babies and young children. [Photo]

Tiny You

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This Long Island City boutique is proud to stock local designers, many of whom sell their products on Etsy as well. Owner Jill Callan believes that prints and colors on clothing should be just as playful as the kids wearing them. [Photo]

Bonpoint

Get a taste of France at this très chic children's clothing store, which carries apparel for both tots and tweens (there's one in Soho, too). There's even an alcohol-free perfume available—though it's not specified whether it's for little ones or their Francophile mothers. [Photo: Driely S.]

Pink Chicken

This girls-only spot is the brainchild of Stacy Fraser, who combined her experience in the fashion industry with her daughters' dreams of creating quirky dresses for playtime. There's also a charitable streak: The store donates excess merchandise to an organization serving children in need. [Photo]

Magic Windows

This shop has been dressing Upper East Side kiddos for their fanciest occasions for 32 years—think pastel frocks and onesies with old-timey details, from scalloped collars to seersucker prints. [Photo]

Naturino

Fitting growing feet is always a challenge, and that's why Naturino created the Falcotto, or shoes especially designed for babies who are just learning to walk. The brand also serves older sibs with styles inspired by the latest trends for grown-ups. [Photo]

Z'Baby Company

Founder Sharone Glaser felt that there weren't any clothing shops out there "to fit a child's individual lifestyle," so she created her own. The store carries clothing in sizes ranging from infant to preteen, exclusively from Glaser's own line. [Photo]

My Little Sunshine

While the main focus of this shop is durable, high-end clothing from labels like Blu Pony Vintage and Tane Organics, the owners have tried to make their boutique as much of a one-stop shop as possible. Alongside their selection of toys and books, there's even a haircut station with a kid-sized red plane as a seat. [Photo]

Space Kiddets

This shop is for the kid (or parent) who's on the quirky end of the spectrum—think fun shirts with silly Japanese characters and rainbow-hued shoes for tiny feet. The toy selection is a must-see as well, because you'll likely be fighting your kid for playtime. [Photo: Time Out New York Kids]

Little Marc Jacobs

The sizes may be shrunken here, but the style certainly isn't. The fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection for boys and girls features shearling outerwear, leopard-print skirts, and dare we say a rather badass leather jacket. [Photo]

Jane's Exchange

For those who don't believe in spending bunches of money on clothes that their kids will grow out of after a few wears, consignment is the way to go. All clothing here is gently used and in good condition, and there's a good selection of maternity clothing as well. [Photo]

Les Petits Chapelais

Tiny shoes, tiny pants, and tiny shirts all come with French flair at this boutique, which also carries a small selection of toys that'll entertain little ones while parents pick out the clothes. [Photo]

Torly Kid

Named for owner Carol Adams' daughters Tori and Carly, Torly Kid originally started off as Babylicious, but has since grown up, just like the girls. They're constantly bringing in new inventory to keep up with kids' trends, making it a store you'll want to stop in again and again. [Photo]

Shoofly

Shoofly has been catering to Tribeca 's littlest residents since 1987 as the first neighborhood retailer showcasing European shoes. They're known for their wide selection of accessories—think polka dot knit tights and socks in pretty much every pattern imaginable. [Photo]

Polarn O. Pyret

It's stripe city for this Stockholm import that's been dressing children around the world since 1976. These garments aren't for kids satisfied with sitting in front of a TV—they're made for rough-and-tumble play. [Photo]

Egg by Susan Lazar

It's all about clean and simple colors, patterns, and fabrics at Egg, and the brand strives to use organic materials whenever possible. You won't find polka dots or colorful characters for your kids here, because Susan Lazar wants you to "nurture your baby in style." [Photo]

Junior Lowe

Their website tagline says it all: "For little Brooklyn hipsters." That means lots of pint-sized plaid shirts for boys who aren't yet able to sprout beards. [Photo]

Crewcuts

Looking for a hint at what you'll find here? Just look at J Crew for grown-ups. The children's collection mirrors the brand's vibe of buttoned-up looks, but with a playful twist. New this year: a special line of tees inspired by the American Museum of Natural History, handily located just across Central Park. [Photo: Getty]

Lulu's Then & Now

Park Slope parents' go-to store for swapping clothes with their neighbors, Lulu's specializes in seasonal consignment. With the move to a new, larger space on Fourth Avenue, they've even added kids' haircuts, a playspace, and a boutique for new (i.e. not resold) toys. [Photo]

Yoya

Columbian-born Cristina Villegas was a new mother and personal stylist when she opened her West Village store 13 years ago, where she sells high-end, international designs by brands like EMile et Idea and Leoca Paris. The store's extensive selection of children's furniture and bedding also hints at Villegas' side job: interior design consulting for children's rooms. [Photo]

Sweet William

This Williamsburg store, which also has a Manhattan outpost that's frequented by Kanye, focuses on products made in an ethically sustainable fashion from independent designers (translation: no Splendid here). Dresses, cardigans, onesies, and more are available for babies and young children. [Photo]

Tiny You

This Long Island City boutique is proud to stock local designers, many of whom sell their products on Etsy as well. Owner Jill Callan believes that prints and colors on clothing should be just as playful as the kids wearing them. [Photo]