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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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1. Bonpoint

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1269 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10128
(212) 722-7720
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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.]

2. Pink Chicken

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1223 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10128
(212) 722-9090
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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]

3. Magic Windows

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1186 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10028
(212) 289-0028
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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]

4. Naturino

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1184 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10028
(212) 427-0679
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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]

5. Z'Baby Company

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100 W 72nd St
New York, NY 10023
(212) 579-2229
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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]

6. My Little Sunshine

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177 Ninth Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 929-0887
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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]

7. Space Kiddets

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26 E 22nd St
New York, NY 10010
(212) 420-9878
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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]

8. Little Marc Jacobs

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298 W 4th St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 206-6644
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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]

9. Jane's Exchange

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191 E 3rd St
New York, NY 10009
(212) 677-0380
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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]

10. Les Petits Chapelais

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86 Thompson St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 625-1023
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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]

11. Torly Kid

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51 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 406-7440
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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]

12. Shoofly

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42 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 406-3270
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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]

13. Polarn O. Pyret

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200 Chambers St
New York, NY 10007
(212) 201-1944
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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]

14. Egg by Susan Lazar

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72 Jay St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(347) 356-4097
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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]

15. Junior Lowe

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89 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 625-2010
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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]

16. Crewcuts

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1190 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10128
(212) 348-9803
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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]

17. Lulu's Then & Now

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187 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 398-5858
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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]

18. Yoya

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605 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014
(646) 336-6844
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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]

19. Sweet William

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112 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 218-6946
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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]

20. Tiny You

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10-50 Jackson Ave
Queens, NY 11101
(718) 839-4133
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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]

1. Bonpoint

1269 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128
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.]
1269 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10128

2. Pink Chicken

1223 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128
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]
1223 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10128

3. Magic Windows

1186 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028
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]
1186 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10028

4. Naturino

1184 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028
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]
1184 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10028

5. Z'Baby Company

100 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023
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]
100 W 72nd St
New York, NY 10023

6. My Little Sunshine

177 Ninth Ave, New York, NY 10011
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]
177 Ninth Ave
New York, NY 10011

7. Space Kiddets

26 E 22nd St, New York, NY 10010
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]
26 E 22nd St
New York, NY 10010

8. Little Marc Jacobs

298 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014
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]
298 W 4th St
New York, NY 10014

9. Jane's Exchange

191 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10009
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]
191 E 3rd St
New York, NY 10009

10. Les Petits Chapelais

86 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012
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]
86 Thompson St
New York, NY 10012

11. Torly Kid

51 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013
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]
51 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013

12. Shoofly

42 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013
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]
42 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013

13. Polarn O. Pyret

200 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007
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]
200 Chambers St
New York, NY 10007

14. Egg by Susan Lazar

72 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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]
72 Jay St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

15. Junior Lowe

89 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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]
89 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11201

16. Crewcuts

1190 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128
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]
1190 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10128

17. Lulu's Then & Now

187 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
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]
187 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

18. Yoya

605 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
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]
605 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014

19. Sweet William

112 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249
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]
112 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

20. Tiny You

10-50 Jackson Ave, Queens, NY 11101
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]
10-50 Jackson Ave
Queens, NY 11101