Children grow up fast, despite science’s best attempts to weigh them down with apple-filled backpacks and bronze shoes. Accommodate growing kids with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of clothing, shoes, and accessories at Ladybugs Children’s Boutique in Mansfield.
Visitors browse everyday and dress-up togs for boys and girls from newborns up to age 8 amid shelves of shoes and gifts for new parents. Flapper-esque headbands ($14) outfit adorable coifs with sassy flair, and a frilly Mudpie cupcake bib ($18) makes an ideal canvas for abstract paintings made with birthday-cake frosting. Flouncy pettiskirts lend themselves to twirls and curtseys ($45–$55), and toddlers’ bright couture rompers outruffle extroverted pineapples ($29.99). Boys can proclaim early allegiance to football, baseball, cowgirls, or noogie-dispensing older siblings with a range of rompers, sleepers, and socks ($14–$46). To pull outfits and midday meals together, zippered lunchboxes bear bold designs and optional lettering for a child’s name or cookie preference ($16.95+).