August has arrived, and for some that means it’s time for a last minute vacation. But for many moms, it means that it’s time to do back-to-school shopping. Everyone knows the big name stores that carry back-to-school supplies, but there are plenty of locally owned stores where kids can be outfitted to return to school. Here are some of our favorite locally owned children’s clothing boutiques on Long Island.
Bubble Boutique is located on Main Street in Babylon and shares the space with the Bubble Learning Center. In the boutique section of the store, one will find clothing from newborn up to size 10-12 for girls and up to size 6 or 7 for boys. Bubble Boutique features everyday attire, as well as special occasion attire. They carry a limited range of accessories, including purses, jewelry, headbands.
Where: 5 East Main Street, Babylon Village, NY
Contact Info: (631) 587-0050
Located in the Stony Brook village shopping center, Cottontails carries a full line of kids clothing and accessories. They offer special occasion dresses and suits, and christening and communion attire. Moms can also order personalized backpacks and lunch boxes for school.
Where: 113 Main Street #A, Stony Brook, NY
Contact Info: (631) 689-9147
Lina’Z specializes in contemporary clothing for girls from infant to size 16. They also carry all necessary accessories, including purses, necklaces, hair bows and headbands. Lina’Z sells special occasion dresses and communion dresses as well. For boys they also offer infant clothes.
Where: 27 Wall Street, Huntington, NY
Contact Info: (631) 923-0872
Little Dragonflies carries designer kids clothing up to size 6X for girls and 7 for boys. They also carry a full line of accessories, girls dresses and baby layette items. For those moms who would rather shop from home, they are able to ship all clothing items.
Where: 419 Montauk Highway, Center Moriches, NY
Contact Info: (631) 878-3627
Please Mom is a full service kids clothing boutique located in Albertson and Woodbury. The Albertson location has been in operation for 20 years. They feature a full line of kids clothing, including outerwear, sleepwear and swimwear for kids ages 0-14. They also carry a full-line of accessories
Where: 1022 Willis Avenue, Albertson, NY and 7915 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY
Contact Info: Albertson (516) 621-2450 and Woodbury (516) 496-4441
Sophi Blu offers a range of kids fashions from classic to contemporary for infants and toddlers. They also carry a limited range of accessories, such as ties for boys and necklaces for girls. During the year, they feature unique finds such as a Tom Petty onesie or a convertible coat/bunting.
Where: 180 Main Street, Northport, NY
Contact Info: (631) 651-2950
By Mikaela Walker