It’s that time of year when moms everywhere have their kids try on last year’s summer clothes only to find their shorts are now too short and t-shirts have become cropped tops (good news: those are in!) If your kids have outgrown last year’s duds and it’s time for some spring and summer shopping, support local biz when possible and stop into one of Bergen County’s kids boutique for personalized attention and the latest – and cutest – trends.
Reform Kids With kids sizes from 4 to 14, plus fun and stylish accessories, Reform Kids will satisfy the whole family. “This season, we’re seeing a lot of neon colors, pastels, tie-dye and florals, and so many popular items are bleached, cropped or distressed,” say owners Cyndi Weil and Danielle Kaplan. “A lot of brands coming in now are offering unisex clothing as well, which is a different and interesting trend.”
15 Broadway, Cresskill
Small Wonders Find "aww"-worthy clothes, accessories and gifts for babies to tweens at Small Wonders. The spring/summer collection is bringing bright colors, metallics and nautical-inspired patterns and colors to your closets, plus bright and cheery prints for your baby's summer clothes.
637 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff
Marcia’s Attic for Kids The inspiration for this year’s trend may be that we’re all in a happier place this spring and summer. Expect to find lots of smiley face designs and beachy, brightly colored sets. Plus, let kids channel their inner rock star (and maybe inspire their musical taste!) with another hot ticket item: the rocker Tee, with Pink Floyd, Bowie and the Grateful Dead all in style.
29 N Dean St., Englewood
Ginger Kids The sister store to Ginger N’ Cream knows that we’ve gotten used to comfort, and is keeping the trend for spring. “Spring fashion is all about soft, cozy, colorful, cheery,” says owner Sue Bahng. “Kids fashion is always a mini-me, and trickles down from women. We’re seeing bright, sorbet colors, matching loungewear in hoodies, joggers and short sets. We also have the classic fashions such as navy and white for spring and crisp polos.”
351 Center Ave., Westwood
Pumpkin and Bean For stylish kids (who will probably be better dressed than you), Pumpkin and Bean has all of your summer needs for infants to age 16. Hot buys this season? “For girls, we’re seeing a lot of eyelet in tie-dyes, one shoulder items and daisies,” says owner Claire Bader. This year’s trend for boys also screams summer. “[Designs are] all about tropical destinations.” Think: palm trees, surf boards and ocean sunsets.
55 North Dean St., Englewood
Eat Your Spinach Children’s Boutique While this fashionable boutique for babies to teens can’t guarantee vegetable-eating, it can guarantee unique finds and adorable trends. Smiley faces, cropped shirts in matching pants, shorts and skirt sets and designer-inspired items are hot right now, plus camo and tropical designs for that summer feel.
42 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood