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Where to Shop for Kids on the Upper West Side

March 12 2019

If you’re traveling with little ones in need of shoes, clothes or toys, you don’t want to venture far to shop around. Most parents know that shopping makes kids tired, and tired kids soon turn into irritable kids.

Luckily, there are plenty of shops in a relatively small radius on the Upper West Side for babies, toddlers and kids. A great selection of shoe, apparel and toy stores are located around 72nd Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues.

Here’s a look at what you can find in the area.


Casual wear
For casual kid and baby wear, Gap Kids and Baby Gap are located at 1988 Broadway on the corner with 67th Street.

Discount prices
You’re bound to find a bargain at nearby Marshalls at 2182 Broadway and TJ Maxx at 808 Columbus Ave., which both have apparel, shoes, and toys for little ones. For a comprehensive guide to discount stores in the area, refer to our guide.

Designer formal wear
If you’re in search of trendy apparel or formal wear for a special ocassion, the Upper West Side has a handful of kiddie couture shops. Le Petit Kids has European fashions for babies and kids with eye-catching digital textiles covering casual and formal wear, sleep and swimwear, blankets, and other accessories.

The Z’Baby Company at 100 W. 72nd St. has pastel contemporary fashions for infants up to tweens. Z’Baby is ideal if you’re looking for a dress or formal wear to mark a special event.


Tip Tip Shoes on the Upper West Side has shoes for all ages, from infancy to adulthood. They carry leading brands such as Uggs, Steve Madden and Birkenstock for kids. Browse shoes for every occasion, from a rainy day to a wedding ceremony. Tip Top is located at 155 W 72nd St.


West Side Kids at 498 Amsterdam Ave. is a neighborhood toy store with a well-curated selection of engaging toys for kids of all ages.

For arts and crafts supplies, toys, and a whole lot of in-between, Stationary and Toy World is a long-time neighborhood staple packed to the gills with toys, paints, stationary, and more. It’s located at 125 W. 72nd St.

If you’re traveling with kids in New York City, consider staying with us at Hotel Beacon. Located on the quiet Upper West Side, the neighborhood runs at a slower pace than the rest of Manhattan and is close to Central Park and kid-friendly museums.

Our apartment-style rooms are complete with kitchenettes, providing our guests ample space – a necessity when traveling away from home. Onsite laundry services and other amenities makes Hotel Beacon ideal for families. Read up on our special offers.