The fashion-forward kid can also still find plenty of chic winter gear. Black came out of Mommy's closet this season and skipped down the hall to Junior's chest of drawers. It's a standout color for nearly everything your infant, toddler or child can wear. So long Elmo and hello Emo!
For the budding Goth tot, Urbanbabyrunway.com features a sizable collection of pirate and skull-emblazoned hats, shoes, boots and jackets, and Daisy Baby, the Bethesda-based store, carries Jack and Lily's faux fur-lined booties that'll match Mama's Prada pair. Yoyashop.com's black Snowflake parka is one of the New York-based shop's bestsellers.
For those opposed to such things, sticking to primary colors and bold, graphic prints can cut down on the cutesy factor. But don't cut the fun out entirely. Lands' End's Snow Flurry Boot comes in 13 child-friendly colors, and a pair of Gloomy Bear Mittens from Yoyashop.com -- claws attached! -- is a bit of straight-from-Japan whimsy that any kid will love.
-- Jill Hudson Neal
goth and anime for your todlers. another generation (or two) absorbed.