Best Kids' Clothes (New)
This wonderful store with the awkward name (most patrons just call it "Piggy" and leave it at that) has the funkiest, hippest collection of clothes for the preschool and grade-school set. Grown women have been heard requesting some of the more fashion-forward girls' items in grown-up sizes, but the real test of a kids' clothing store is what it's got for boys. And "Piggy" delivers: no drippy Little Lord Fauntleroy getups in sight, no precious Mama's boy ensembles that only a grandmother would love (or buy). The store's buyers have clearly scoured the market for the most colorful, imaginative and coolest duds for both sexes. A big bonus for beleaguered parents dragging around uncooperative offspring is the bounty of toys the store also sells, and the cozy playroom where kids can sample these wares -- not to mention the cheery staffers who don't seem to mind restoring order to the occasional toy explosion.
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