Although geneticists race to isolate the designer gene, childcare experts contend that an acute fashion sense must be cultivated at a young age. Raise some rakish relatives with today's Groupon: for $59, you get $150 worth of upscale children's fashions at Piccolo Mondo in Forest Hills.
Within Piccolo Mondo's eggshell walls dwells a golden yolk of international fashions for wee ones aged toddler through tween. Kiddie-couture brand names including Diesel, Little Marc Jacobs, and more adorn the walls like a shrink-rayed monument to Fashion Week. Deck out a daughter in a dotted, bottom-ruffled skirt from Simonetta ($90), and match it with a mock-vintage “True Love '72” tee from True Religion ($48). Boy's fashions range from Hugo Boss's casual two-button suit for literal junior executives ($167.50) to Ralph Lauren's pocket-ridden cotton pants, available in green or red ($29.50).