Kid Chic

Above: Shaindy Lax and Leah Rosenberg

Even with the huge selection of children’s clothing on the market, it can be hard to find tailored classics distinctive enough to win both mom and kid approval. A new line called Jeune Arbre manages to strike that delicate balance. The brand is the brainchild of Brooklyn moms Leah Rosenberg and Shaindy Lax; and the clothes are made in New York from beautiful fabrics with fun details, like a white brocade cotton top with hot-pink zipper down the back and a peach wool dress lined in satin with a red satin ribbon belt. The new Greenwich Avenue shop is a pristine, pared-down space with a very edited selection of clothing, grouped by outfit with just one of each size on the rack—pieces are one-of-a-kind, so once they sell out, they’re not made again in the same fabrics. There’s also a kids’ corner, where your little ones can chill out on faux fur beanbags or play with toys while you shop. Leah and Shaindy launched their line in sizes 2 to 14, but they quickly added designs for babies and now a toddler line, which will be available this fall. Also for fall, watch for chic girls’ dresses in tweed and other sophisticated fabrics as well as some more casual play-wear. 89 Greenwich Avenue, 203-769-5523;



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