Buying baby gear can be an overwhelming experience. Save yourself a lot of work by checking out one of these boutique stores. You’ll receive expert advice and can test drive strollers, high chairs, carriers and cribs – plus buy unique and high-quality gifts for baby showers or birthday parties. Read on to find out why Red Tricycle’s top picks are worth getting on the subway for instead of settling for store closest to your apartment or shopping online.

Planet Kids in UWS & UES

Planet Kids has two locations, giving them real estate on both the Upper West Side and the Upper East Side. They have a great range of the top-notch baby gear that you’d expect to find in a high-end baby gear boutique - and the prices are reportedly similar to what you’ll find the same items for online, not marked up like some city stores. What you’ll love: after you test out the products in store to see what you like, Planet Kids will deliver your purchases for free, or assemble items for you so you can take them right out of the store, or in the case of strollers, roll them out.

Planet Kids UES
247 East 86th Street
New York, Ny 10028
212-426-2040
Mon. - Tues., 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wed. - Sat., 9:30 am - 7:30 pm

Planet Kids UWS
191 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, Ny 10023
212-362-3931
planetkidsny.com
Mon. - Tues., 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wed. - Sat., 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Sun., 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

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— Christine Knight