New On-Trend Stores for Kids

New boutiques (and some faithfuls) make fall fashion fun.

New boutiques (and some Faithfuls) make fall fashion fun
Steve Henke
Styled by Elizabeth Doyle; models Olin and Elizabeth; hair and makeup by Julie Lam, Wehmann Models & Talent, Inc.

Parents used to complain that once kids graduated from baby boutiques, there were few options beyond the big chains. A couple of new specialty stores are making the grade, offering on-trend clothes that should fit straight through elementary school. Swedish brand Polarn O. Pyret opens its first Minnesota store this month at Galleria; Pacifier’s third store, opening this month at 50th & France, has bigger kids in mind. Which is a good thing, because those first-day outfits live on in pictures forever. (Remember your fifth-grade culottes?)


Moby Dick T-shirt ($23), by Out of Print, and striped shirt ($30), by Tea Collection, both from Pacifier, 4942 France Ave. S., Edina; 310 Hennepin Ave. E., Mpls., 612-623-8123; City Center, 612-767-6330

Jeans ($49.50), from Polarn O. Pyret, Galleria

Star Wars lunchbox ($13.99), by Robco, from Target

Chukka boots ($89.95), by Naturino, from Shoe Zoo, 3146 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-823-3988

Sweater ($39.95), from GapKids, eight metro locations including Ridgedale, 952-591-9819

Skinny jeans ($24.99), by Epic Threads, from Macy's six metro locations including Southdale, 952-924-6600

Sparkle slip-ons ($84), by Max, also from Shoe Zoo

Neon satchel ($59.99), by Alex, from Creative Kidstuff six metro locations including Shops at West End, 952-540-0022