Playing around never looked so stylish (Courtesy Jacadi)
When in New York City, being seen is unavoidable and being in style is a must—even for kids.
Jacadi Paris, the premium children’s apparel and accessories brand—inspired by French heritage and tradition—is the perfect shop to pick up an outfit or separates for your little ones to get them ready for an action-packed day in the city.
With six NYC locations—five across Manhattan and one in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn—it’s easier than ever to find elegant and iconic looks at Jacadi for all the great things to do in New York City. Here are some must-haves for your Big Apple adventures:
What to Wear for a Day in the Park
Though NYC is a concrete jungle, it has some amazing parks to explore. For the spring, summer and warm fall days stylish and colorful 100 percent cotton Bermuda shorts, t-shirts and comfortable, sporty high tops are great for little boys who like to run around the ample open space at Central Park. Bryant Park is fantastic year-round, with a carousel and game tables during warm-weather months and ice-skating, hot cocoa and a festively lit tree in the winter. Jacadi also has great winter wear like quilted and waterproof hooded coats, as well as chic, colorful cardigans perfect for in between seasonal days.
Headed to an amusement park? Take a family excursion to Coney Island and go to Luna Park and Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park. These side-by-side parks near the Coney Island beach and boardwalk offer great rides for kids of all ages.
Little girls will love how the sleeves of her elegant flutter sleeve cotton tee dance like butterfly wings when she rides the B&B Carousell and Tea Party spinning tea cups at Luna Park, or the Dizzy Dragon, Tilt-a-Whirl and famous Wonder Wheel at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park. Don’t forget sunscreen on everyone’s arms, legs and faces.
What to Wear Out on the Water
Manhattan is an island surrounded by the East and Hudson rivers, which means plenty of opportunities for boat rides—and the nautical look is always in fashion. Little boys of all ages can rock some serious stripes with a chic and sporty polo shirt. Jacadi’s classic striped long sleeve tee for girls may say “Bonjour Paris,” but it shouts “Hey, New York Harbor!”
Speaking of the New York Harbor, book a harbor cruise for the whole family that includes on-board entertainment, refreshments and amazing views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Another great way to get close to Lady Liberty and Ellis Island is by taking the Staten Island Ferry. This free trip between Manhattan and Staten Island covers five miles in 25 minutes and runs daily. New to the city is the NYC Ferry by Hornblower. Six planned routes will connect travelers to waterfront sections of Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn, offering easier access to coastal shopping, sightseeing and dining experiences. The NYC Ferry offers on-board food and beverage options, is bicycle and stroller friendly and costs just $2.75 a passenger.
What to Wear for a Trip to the Museum
An afternoon at a museum calls for a simple outfit that looks nice and allows easy movement to stroll from display to display. Button up dress shirts—100 percent cotton—with charming embroidered details are great for your little guy while Jacadi’s pretty pleated dresses—available in white and multicolored patterns—are perfect for a gal year-round. Add a long sleeve layer and leggings underneath during the cooler months for fun wardrobe variations.
Watch your little one light up with awe when they walk through the David H. Koch Dinosaur Wing of the American Museum of Natural History and see the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is also a wonderful place to spend time with the whole family. Have your little one point out different animals they see among the paintings, sculptures and artifacts or talk to them about the similarities and differences in artwork from various parts of the world.
For some hands-on museum fun for younger kids, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan offers five floors of interactive exhibits and experiences ranging from learning about different cultures’ histories and arts to discovering more about health and the body to creating waterfalls in the Sussman Environmental Center.
What to Wear at New York City’s Best Restaurants
There is a restaurant in NYC for literally every palate.
Cereal lovers can enjoy a bowl of favorite flavors topped with all sorts of treats like rainbow sprinkles, fresh fruits, dark chocolate chips and mini marshmallows at Kellogg’s NYC.
For a “very merry unbirthday,” head to any of the three Alice’s Tea Cup locations for tea and scones with raspberry preserves and homemade clotted cream, among other sweet and savory offerings. Make the occasion extra memorable with Jacadi’s ruffle sleeved blue and white iconic Liberty of London print dress that evokes the whimsy necessary for pretending to have tea time like Alice did in “Alice in Wonderland.”
A trip to Sugar Factory is fun for the whole family. While the desserts reign supreme—including inventive milkshakes, old-fashioned sundaes and gourmet ice cream sandwiches—the generous selection of Monster Burgers and other hearty entrees ensure that any craving will be satisfied.
For kid-friendly fine dining, head to Landmarc. Executive chef and owner Marc Murphy’s restaurant has French-inspired dishes and a kid’s menu that includes healthy options like a whole wheat quesadilla with cheddar cheese and veggies.
Dark pants are always a great option when dining out. Jacadi’s cotton twill trousers for boys come in deep colors such as navy and earthenware blue, perfect for looking sharp at any restaurant.
What to Wear at the Theater
On Broadway or off, there is a wealth of theater in NYC that is enjoyable for everybody. Make a night—or matinee—of this experience and have the whole family dress to impress.
If your little girl loves wearing dresses, she’ll adore Jacadi’s generous selection including a cotton dress with bold, oversized blue polka dots. Jacadi’s two-button navy cotton blazer with a classic notched collar, paired with striped or check print cotton Bermuda shorts is a fun and fashionable way for your little boy to take on the town.
Now that everyone’s ready to shine as bright as the lights on Broadway, take in a timeless classic like “The Lion King” and marvel at the colorful animal puppets and costumes. Andrew Lloyd Weber’s newest musical, “School of Rock,” is as entertaining for adults and children as it is full of heart—and all the kids in the show play their own instruments. Or check out what’s playing at the New Victory Theater on 42nd Street. This nonprofit performing arts center is home to year-round theater for children and their families.
Whatever the season, Jacadi has the contemporary yet iconic children’s wear for girls and boys ages one month to 14 years old. Jacadi’s clothes are easy to wear styles for every day with perfect basics to mix and match for a simple but beautiful look. Find something you love for your little ones and want to send it to your home? Jacadi ships to the contiguous United States and Washington, D.C.
Jacadi Store Locations in New York City:
Upper East Side: 1242 Madison Ave., at E. 89th St., 212.369.1616
Upper East Side: 1260 Third Ave., btw E. 72nd & E. 73rd sts., 212.717.9292
Upper West Side: 1841 Broadway, at W. 60th St., 212.246.2753
Flatiron District: 911 Broadway, btw E. 20th & E. 21st sts., 212.673.7217
Tribeca: 106 Reade St., btw Church St. & W. Broadway, 212.267.2517
Cobble Hill, Brooklyn: 189 Court St., at Bergen St., 718.855.2797
Gallery: Little Fashion for the Big Apple
All photos Courtesy Jacadi