|HAPPY HUNTING: Little girls love Zaza Couture’s fall collection at Plano’s Safari Kids.|
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This jungle-themed store offers more than great clothes. After browsing the racks of Lipstik, Little Mass, Zaza Couture by local designer Tereza Gruntmane, and the hottest in denim by My Vintage Baby,
girls can get their groove on with karaoke or play dress-up at the hair
and makeup station. For boys, you can find cute casuals by Wes & Willy, Whatever, and dressy duds from Hartstrings. If the kids start to get restless, plop them down in the play area. 5960 W. Parker Rd., Ste. 240, Plano. 972-473-3336.
Sweet & Sassy
At this new Southlake Town Square addition, girls get styled on-site at the full-service salon
and shop for the latest trends in makeup and jewelry. Boys can get a
cut and a fake tattoo or, for the more adventurous, some highlights.
During a special celebration, the birthday girl and her gal pals can
visit “Glam Central,” dress up in one of 75 costumes, and strut
their stuff. The guest of honor leaves with a tiara, feather boa, or an
anklet, and a group picture. 1246 Main St., Southlake. 817-251-6353.
At this child’s dream closet, girls up to age 12 can find popular brands such as Flowers by Zoe, C.C. Clothing, Sprouties, and Da-Nang. The more mature will love pieces from Monkey Wear, Bejeweled, Fray, Miss Sixty, and Juicy. Boys through age 10 can find items by Randie Wear and Charlie Rocket. This one-stop shop also carries accessories by Colette Malouf and the latest shoes by Coastal Projection, Steve Madden, and Moschino. Uggs for kids debut this fall. 1900 Preston Rd., Ste. 260, Plano. 972-867-4802; 120 State St., Southlake. 817-416-6246.
Jay and Janet Finegold’s store specializes in hard-to-find items. For boys, that means Ralph Lauren polos, Quicksilver tees, and basics by Flapdoodles. Divas in the making love Les Tout Petits and Lorena’O. Hot lines such as Shameless, Tailor NY, Joe’s Jeans,
and punchy ponchos by Mary Kate will be all the rage this fall. Need a
great gift? We love the personalized bracelets, vintage bags by Minium Make, and grosgrain ribbon watches and belts from Rachel Weissman. 8408 Preston Center Plaza. 214-692-5437.
Photos: Kidbiz: Scott Womack; Safari Kids: Shanna Lopez