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 $15, you get $30 worth of discounted new and curated children's boutique clothing at Poppies in Madison. The boutique is open Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
The clothing curators at Poppies scour the stylish shelves of recently closed boutiques to outfit tykes in new and what it calls "gently loved" duds at 50%–75% off retail prices, including garb from brands such as Burberry, The North Face, and Lilly Pulitzer. Boys ascend into fashion with Charlie Rocket pants ($16.99) or dress like their favorite professional hedge-fund manager in sleek blue blazers ($18+). Children can dress head-to-toe in Tea Collection apparel including shirts, dresses, and shoes ($11.99+) or saunter into class sporting Ralph Lauren threads ($10+). The boutique's bibs, baby strollers, and handcrafted gifts are ideal presents for baby showers or inscrutable insults at retirement parties.