My all-time favorite kids store is Makie on Thompson Street. It is owned by these cute Japanese guy and girl, though I'm not sure if they're brother and sister or a couple. Their stuff is so CHIC I want it in grown up sizes, too. Their look is mostly browns and grays, no annoying bubble-gum pinks which so many girls' clothes consist of. It is expertly tailored and designed, and they package it all so sweetly for gifts too. All these uptown moms stop me on the street demanding to know where I got a dress or shoes or whatever, and when I tell them I can see the dread in their eyes—many of them get nosebleeds if they go south of Saks.