Two stores in one location: one offers the latest in chic maternity fashions and the other, designer kids’ clothing from size 0 to 12. Co-owners Shelly Grossman (Shelly Belly Maternity) and Laurie O’Neal (My Lily Pad) have married maternity wear to babies’ and kids’ clothing to create ‘a one-stop shop for moms and kids, and moms with kids on the way,’ says O’Neal, who ran an upscale layette business from her Rye Brook home before this latest venture. ‘We do everything from bedding to birth announcements and full layettes to up to size 12 in kids’ clothing. There is no other place in Westchester like it.’
Hip Maternity Store 2008
So just what’s a fashionable woman-with-child supposed to wear? Find out at this tiny boutique—located within My Lily Pad kids’ clothing shop—birthed by former Bloomie’s buyer, Shelly Grossman. Stylish expectant moms can find sparkly tees by Michael Stars ($50), halter tankini bathing suits from Prego ($80), hip tunic dresses by Japanese Weekend ($88), and the requisite designer denim labels—but with plenty of bump room, e.g., 7 For All Mankind, Paige, and Citizens for Humanity ($165-$180).