New Kids in Town

By Carol Tisch Photography by Matt McCourtney January 1, 2009

Petite Pinafores

Tiny Provencal sundresses ($42-$62), French home decor and gifts found at this St. Armands Circle boutique now debut at a second shop in brand-new Bay Street Village & Towncenter. Décor de France, 3976 Destination Drive, Osprey; 24 N. Boulevard of Presidents, St. Armands Circle (941) 388-1599.

Little Monsters will melt your heart in L.A. street-scene clothes as cool and hip as Hollywood and Vine. Monster Republic camo cargo pants and layered skateboard T-shirt are each $58 at LeeAnne Swor’s new boutique. L. Boutique owner Swor opened L. Kids to outfit tots with the same chic clothes as grownups wear, including designer Carolina Zapf’s Baby CZ cashmere cardigan (left, $238) and silk polka dot skirt with tulle petti ($128). L. Kids, 556 Pineapple Ave., (941) 951-5560.

Rare Vintage

From retro to hip-hop, every fashion base is covered at Laurie Beaty’s new kids’ emporium, with brands like English Roses (Madonna’s line) and My Vintage Baby (dress, from $59, above). Soon to carry boys’ clothes, too. Pickles & Ponytails, 1821 B Hillview St., (941) 953-2024.

Much Obliged

Thank you, Sarasota-based OBLI Organics, for 100 percent organic T-shirts (from $22) with “ecolecutal” messages. In less than a year the brand showed up on Access Hollywood, in Oscar goodie bags and at local shops like Write-On Sarasota, 1423 First St., (941) 953-2800.

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