If you happen to be in Central Park Children's Zoo or just hanging out having an ice cream with your little one, don't miss the chance to drop by at close Madison Ave to check out the finest kid's stores in town.
Oilily, 820 Madison Avenue
Oilily Shop at Madison Avenue
With its dynamic clothes, music and visuals, Oilily's F/W 08/09 catwalk show during Amsterdam International Fashion Week caught the spectator's eye with the season's theme, where woman and girls engage in a liberating movement of creative discovery and self expression.
Tolletje - printed denim skirt with bleach and embroidery / Tamtolly - Merino wool with cables and jacquard applique
Oilily's «Soft Parade» collection showed rustic-inspired outfits on a patchwork, fabric-covered catwalk. However, suburban attitude was present as well in various degrees such as placement-printed sweat tops, mini skirts and outerwear.
Jaypearla - woollen casual cardigan with belt detail and shellbutton artwork / Carrie - cooton and elastane, hooded shweat with multi coloured placeent print
B-Cover - nylon colourblocked jacket with backpack and spy details / B-Spy - Nylon jacket with hood and 3d suitcase on the front
Oilily sells kids-wear and women's' clothing on a equal level. The shirts show a hand-made look and there is a nice range of casual and artisanal separates but no maternity outfits.
Moggy - cotton elastane baby boy playsuit with teddy details and applique / Monsie - Nylon all over print snow suit
V-Dog - small bag of woven multi check with hand embroided roses. 17x3x5cm / V-Chiwawa - shoulderbag with artwork print on tricot, 21x8x21cm
Bonpoint, 810 and 1269 Madison Avenue
Bonpoint Shop at Madison Avenue
In 1975 Marie-France Cohen founded the first Paris fashion house for children. To the present day Bonpoint impresses with chic glamour, refined and unexpected, in subtle colours, exquisite materials and fresh styles.
The core of the Bonpoint collection, the «robe paysanne» was created in 1976
The flagship store of Bonpoint is located in the rue de Tournan in Paris, France, in a hotel dating back to the eighteenth century.
The first shoe collection was designed in 2006
Spring Flowers Children's Boutique
538 and 907 Madison Avenue
Brooch Black Cashmere Bolero - 100% cashmere with hook closure in center / Charlotte Dress with bordeau velvet bodice and bordeau, black and gold brocade skirt and matching collar
A neat little shop with exclusive clothing for children, where even the casual collection makes a formal impression. High quality materials and finish highlight the quality of Spring Flowers. A great deal of value is placed on customer advice and styling, while the presentation of the clothing leaves nothing to be desired.
Ermanno Scervino Camel wool and cashmere coat. Beige rabbit fur cuffs on sleeves and around collar, decorative chain on front of coat / Patrizia Pepe off white wool coat with large black check
Leon Vick Suspender Shorts in Blue Tafetta - Blue silk tafetta pull on shorts with attached suspenders. Elastic waist. Shown with blue tafetta vest and off-white tafetta shirt / Gray Magil Shorts
Ralph Lauren Baby, 872 Madison Avenue
Ralph Lauren Store at Madison Avenue
Check out Ralph Lauren Baby store and benefit from the «Create Your Own» range where you can choose from different colors on shirts and more.
Infant Boys Short-Sleeved Polo and Infant Boy Long-Sleeve Polo from the Create Your Own Collection
Varsity Chino Short and Madras Long-Sleeved Blake
Mesh Polo Dress and Create Your Own Infant Girl Long-Sleeved Polo
The Ralph Lauren store at 888 Madison Avenue is temporarily closed for renovation; new flagship store will open in fall 2009.
Scoop, 1277 3rd Avenue
Scoop Kids Store
Three blocks down you'll find Scoop, selling women's, men's and kid's clothing: Here you can shop your favorite designers from Alice & Olivia to Zac Posen and everything in between.
Further south in trendy SoHo you'll find another affiliate from Scoop (at 473-475 Broadway) as well as from Bonpoint (392 Bleecker Street). Located and special in this area is the fashionable toy store kidrobot where you'll regret having passed the age of 12.
Kidrobot, 118 Prince Street
Founded by designer Paul Budnitz in 2002, Kidrobot is the world's premier designer and retailer of limited edition art toys and apparel. Kidrobot merges urban street trends, fashion and pop art to produce limited edition, collectible toys and apparel. Kidrobot products feature unique collaborations with top international artists from backgrounds as diverse as graffiti, fine arts, fashion, industrial design, graphic design, illustration, and music.
I'm convinced you'll fall for the blind assortment where different figures come packaged in identical boxes, so it's a surprise every time you open one. Make sure to get the «chase» figure, the highly limited and therefore rare one!
J.Crew, 99 Prince Street
J.Crew Store Prince Street
Boys' 5-pocket critter cord - Prewashed, preshrunk cotton corduroy with allover critters.
Girls' ruffle popover dress