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Kid Clothes

A new boutique in NB carries clothes for cool kids. Photos and Text By Ashley Breeding

Looking for stylish threads for your little ones that won’t break the piggy bank?  Enter Totsie, a new children’s boutique on Old Newport Boulevard that offers the hippest brands and styles for youngsters at unpretentious prices. “No one wants to spend $60 on a onesie their infant is going to throw up on,” says owner and former Lu Lu Boutique + Gallery saleswoman Megan Marshall, who was inspired to open the shop when she saw a need for more funky, retro attire for tots. “I wanted to break away from the traditional baby pinks and blues,” she explains. In addition to a fabulous, ultra-soft onesie made from 100 percent bamboo ($30, Ever After), the shop’s shelves are stocked with other eco-friendly finds including Aden + Anais baby blankets; organic cotton clothing by Egg Baby and Kicky Pants; and recycled baby bottles and sippy cups. We’re also fond of the little Joe’s Jeans, locally made Fun•K swimsuits, Kaiya Eve pettiskirts (so stretchy, they can be worn from toddlerhood to 12 years), and handmade keepsakes by Little Bitz. It even carries Pee-Pee Teepees (a safeguard against sprinkling wee-wees) — a must-have for all parents of little boys. For fall, Marshall recommends her collection of trendy cardigan dresses for girls and plaid button-downs for boys: “These are both perfect for a beach town and very ‘in’ right now.” Totsie Boutique, 359 Old Newport Blvd. (across from Hoag Hospital); 949.300.7174; totsieboutique@yahoo.com

For great finds for kidlets of all shapes, sizes and styles, visit some of our other favorite boutiques in the area:

Bassinets & Blueberries offers custom nursery options and design services for stylish moms-to-be. 283B East 17th St., Costa Mesa, 949.650.2244; Open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, bassinetsnblueberries.com

Harper’s carries the latest trends for both moms and their little princesses. 2610 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.644.7467, shopharpers.com

Peek…Aren’t You Curious carries playfully inspired duds for little dudes and dudettes infant – 10 years. 273 Newport Center Dr., Fashion Island, Newport Beach, 949.719.7732; Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, peekkids.com

The Red Balloon offers traditional and trendy threads, for moms and tykes. 1829 Westcliff Dr., Newport Beach, 949.631.3500; Open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; redballoonltd.com

Red Sail, located in the quaint village of Balboa Island, offers a wide array of upscale clothing including hard-to-find European collections for children. 301 Marine Ave., Newport Beach, 949.673.9300; Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., theredsail.com

This Little Piggy Wears Cotton carries hip organic cotton clothing for infants, toddlers, girls and boys. 929 Newport Center Dr., Fashion Island, Newport Beach, 949.718.0533; Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday

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