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Editors’ Choice 

Lively Kids, Newburyport

Standout Qualities: If all the fashion forward babies got together, they’d likely meet here. With brands as cute as they are cutting edge, it’s not hard to see why this children’s shop is a favorite among parents.

What’s Unique: From babies to tots and tweens, Lively Kids has something for all of the young people in your life. Brands include sunglasses by Babiators, Native Shoes, Tea Collection, KicKee Pants, Grom trucker hats, and Huxbaby, this season’s baby brand to see and be-seen-in.

Insider Tip: Their collection of newborn essentials including blankets and hats make wonderful baby shower gifts.

In the Works: A new look is coming soon! Check out the Lively Kids in Portsmouth for a sneak peek at the new design.

15 State St., Newburyport, 978-465-7650. New website coming soon! You can also follow them on Instagram @Livelykids.


Readers’ Choice 

GoodHearts Children’s Shop, Reading

Standout Qualities: GoodHearts prides itself on being a one-stop shop for children’s clothing, with pieces for everyday wear as well as special occasion clothing and accessories, including outfits for christenings, first communions, and more.

Insider Tip: Know a flower girl or ring bearer to be? GoodHearts has what you need to outfit little ones for the big day.

642 Main St., Reading, 781-942-9700,