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Kids' Clothes: Under-the-Radar Stores

Don't tell anyone around here, but sometimes I get tired of shopping for myself. The endless trying-on and never really knowing if what looks good on the rack will look good on my body is exhausting. In the right mood, I admit, there's no greater rush, but when you're not feeling it? Well, drag.

Luckily, I am never NOT in the mood to shop for my kids. Everything looks good on them as long as it fits. At ages almost 3 and 4, I never have to send them into the dressing room, and I can pretty much buy with abandon anything that strikes my fancy (which means I've pretty much bought half of the clothing at Crew Cuts). But sometimes you need to break out of your comfort zone. And to that end, I've found Le Petite Peach, a blog from kid/mom guru Desiree Spinner, to be just what I need. Instead of making my usual rounds (the aforementioned Crew Cuts, Mini Boden, Gap Kids, etc.) I can always count on Le Petite Peach, which provides "inspiration for selective moms," to point me to some unexpected and totally awesome kids' clothing sources. Plus, it doesn't hurt that there's plenty of other awesome stuff on the recently-relaunched site too—including fashion ideas for us moms, family travel recommendations, and a ton of adorable product picks ranging from backpacks to lunch boxes. Really, it's downright Goop-y in its lifestyle reach.

But, back to what's really important: children's clothes! Read on below to hear from the Spinner, Le Petite Peach's editor and founder, on all things kids' fashion. From little Lanvin to some quaint French labels, she knows all.

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Alex and Alexa

"We love this site and its exceptional customer service (international shipping can be tricky but not with this site!). We especially love shopping for anything Stella McCartney and Chloe, such as these rose colored cords paired with this Chloe tee and blazer."
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The Children Salon

"We cannot express how much we LOVE this British online shop for all things baby and kids. This site has a rich history in children's fashion, we love the story behind the shop. Some of our favorite looks include this Burberry sweater and toggle coat for little boys and this Marni dress for little girls."
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Dwell

"Dwell is the best resource for all things modern. We love the bedding, baby wraps, and I especially love this La Petite Peach colored blanket!"
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Talc

"This line is so quintessential France, I love looking at what they have that is new, it always reminds me of all the little French children running around in the Jardin Du Luxembourg looking ever so chic."


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Ketiketa

"This French line is perfect for baby and little boys although they carry both boys and girls I found some great boys clothing here that was durable and still soft. We love the sweaters and the bonnets. For the girls, I love the blouses and knit leggings."


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Oeuf

"This Frenchie chic shop is based in NYC, but I am in love with their knit shop. if the baby coat and the Marni dress don't make you swoon, I'm not sure what will!"
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Lanvin Kids

"When one of your favorite designers decides to create a children's line, you know it's going to be amazing! This flounced dress reminds me of Ella Fitzgerald in the '20s."
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Lanvin Kids

"The ballet flats are too cute!"


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Pale Cloud

"We saw them at Children's Fashion Week NYC this year as a new comer, and we fell in love with all the looks. I especially love the Lana Dress and Celista coat."


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Kissy Kissy

"Kissy Kissy is perfect for basics like onsies and anything for newborns because it is the softest clothing I have ever felt. You will fall in love with the PJ's!"
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Oscar de la Renta Kids

"Everything reminds me of my time with Luke in Italy! I especially love this checked shirt and corduroy overalls for boys and this plaid jacket and pouf skirt for girls. Molto bella!"
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Bonnie Young

"We loved her show at fashion week because these fashions are exactly how you would want your little lady to dress, chic but modest. Her knits are beautiful, and her style is impeccable."


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Baby CZ

"The brand is everything you would wear to a cocktail party, out with friends, or to a business meeting—in baby sizes. I especially love the dresses for girls and the cashmere for baby boys."