It’s both refreshing and a little creepy to happen upon a children’s clothing line that you’d want to wear yourself — every little impeccably paired outfit of it. Makié is the place to dress your kids if you want your kids to look like tiny, dignified adults. The color palette at this Soho boutique is decidedly more Dickens than Dora the Explorer, making use of muted gray, charcoal, beige, navy, and washed-out rose instead of the glitter-and-neon explosion that saturates most kids’ clothes. But the effect is more soft than somber on the pint-size peacoats, frocks, sweaters, dresses, even minuscule leather ankle boots. Would we pay upwards of $100 for a fur-lined infant vest that promises maybe three months of use? Not before the lobotomy, no. But the accessories — baby berets, ties, and knit tights — are adore- and affordable, and one of Makié’s striped cardigans or sweaters could really pull together an ensemble, securing your offspring’s rep as one of the savvier dressers at playgroup. Drop in for outfit ideas or a stylish leather diaper bag for Mommy and Daddy.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 15, 2014