One of the greatest things about NYC is the amount of stores catering to infants by designers. Through-out February we will be visiting and high-lighting some of the quirkiest boutiques in the 5 boroughs. If you own a store that sells kid's apparel please let us know. In the meantime - we'll begin with one my personal favorites in Tribeca. 

Carol Adams was the first retailer to sell this t-shirt for us at BABY DOES NYC. And we think she's awesome. Support LOCAL stores not chic designer chains, because mom and pop stores are the flavor of NYC.

Tribeca’s Babylicious changes its name to Torly Kids

Posted in Shopping & Services by Rory Halperin on March 4th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

Six years ago, Manhattan mom Carol Adams opened Babylicious in Tribeca. Now, since her customers’ kids (and her own daughters) are getting older, she’s decided to transform the store into Torly Kid—a one-stop shop for tots and tweens. “I had been hearing how hard it is to find reasonably priced, fashionable styles that kids love and moms will tolerate!” explains Adams. Named after her children—Tori, 8, and Carly, 6—the boutique sports a new jungle theme, including a giant giraffe-print fitting room tent in the middle of the store. 

Favorite lines such as LunchboxTooby Doo and Appaman will all be sending her bigger sizes to stock alongside the small ones. In addition, she’s creating a monthly e-newsletter called “Tori and Carly’s pick.” Subscribers will receive suggestions that get the stamp of approval from Adams’s girls. The store will, of course, continue to sell hip clothing and toys for younger kids, as well as its popular gift baskets and birthday party favors.

Torly Kid, 51 Hudson St between Duane and Jay Sts (212-406-7440)

Subway: 1 train Franklin; A or C to Chambers.

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