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.

Learn more at ntykids.com

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.

Learn more at peekkids.com.