Thomas Sires – A boutique for women, children, and home in Nolita

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I popped into the boutique Thomas Sires, in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood, on a dreary February day and it was just the bright spot I needed during these last few weeks of winter, when it seems spring may never come back around again. In the store, which carries gorgeous items for women, children, and home, the transition to warmer and sunnier months was well underway, and I spent a happy hour or so browsing their well-curated selection of spring and summer pieces and chatting with co-owner Ashley Hanosh about childrenswear and changes at the stores in recent months.

Following its beginning as a boutique for the owner’s eponymous womenswear line, the store has shifted a bit, evolving along with their customer base’s interests and requests to include select home goods (like these soft waffle towels in muted colors) and, as of this spring, an expanded selection of a dozen or so children’s labels. The children’s labels include a range of styles and aesthetics, aiming to offer a selection that covers a number of bases but also works well when taken together as a whole. From the simple shapes in refined organic cotton from Tane Organics to the relaxed and breezy pieces from boy+girl, and from the gorgeous knits from Misha & Puff to the dreamy florals and eyelet from Louise Misha, everything is lovely, and there are pieces that should appeal to everyone. For select children’s lines, like Rylee + Cru and Louise Misha, matching or coordinating women’s pieces are available as well.

Beyond clothing for women and children, Thomas Sires stocks a wide range of fun accessories, toys, and gifts, making it the kind of shop that can help with so many needs: gifts for new babies and birthdays, for housewarmings and hostesses, and perhaps even a little gift for yourself. I can share from experience that my daughter had as much fun as I did poring over and remarking on every last little toy and accessory, and predictably we left with a small bag of goodies, including a water bottle that may have finally ended my search for an open-mouthed children’s water bottle that doesn’t leak, a rattle for the baby brother sound asleep at home, and a sparkler candle shaped like the number 4 along with some festive balloons, perfect for an upcoming birthday.

Thomas Sires, 243 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

Monday-Saturday: 11am – 7pm
Sunday: 12pm-7pm
Closest subway stops: F train at Broadway/Lafayette or 2nd Avenue, 4 and 6 trains at Spring Street, and R and W trains at Prince Street


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