Two new boutiques

OK, fashion-minded moms, we’ve got news for you: Two new clothing shops are now open in the Twin Cities!

You’ll find NTY Kids just west of the Ridgedale shopping center in Minnetonka. Bright and cheerful, the shop is a pilot location for a new national chain of children’s resale stores. Among the store’s 50 featured brands you’ll find Abercrombie Kids, Carters, Children’s Place, Crewcuts, Fisher-Price, GAP, Graco, Little Tykes and Nordstrom Baby. (Yes, the store is buying clothes for consignment now and no appointments are required.) Toys and a colorful play center are provided to keep the kids busy while you browse.

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Peek, meanwhile, has set up shop in Nordstrom Court at the Mall of America — the San Francisco-based company’s first foray into Minnesota. Peek is known for its high-quality “playfully sophisticated” apparel. (We love the “MN Nice” graphic tee!) Oversized glass jars filled with complimentary toys and treats entice kids to stay and play.

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