Bella Jack's Children's Boutique owner Paige Thompson takes pride in offering top-designer trends for both little girls and little boys.
Designer clothing stores seem unlikely to be success stories in a country sluggishly recovering from a fiscal crisis.
Couture apparel is a luxury, and brand-name children’s duds, in particular, are reserved for an elite market.
Youth clothing made up only 17 percent of sales in the $200 billion apparel industry in 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With children quickly outgrowing pieces, many parents opt for cheaper product lines when shopping for them.
There are still, however, those who are willing to drop $135 on a pair of Little Marc Jacobs pajamas or $200 on a Stella McCartney sweatshirt — and the recession does not seem to have hindered them.
In fact, business is booming for many kid’s couture merchants. 3 Monkeys Children’s Boutique... [ MORE ]