If your idea of heaven is to dress your offspring like Little Lord Fauntleroy or Alice in Wonderland, stay away from the L.A. Kids boutique. Likewise, if you think kids should only dress in practical, classic clothes that will last for several seasons.
L.A. Kids, in Sunset Plaza, is one of the trendiest, most avant-garde children's-wear shops in town, offering outfits that range from what can best be described as French couture funk to Space Age fantasy.
Owners Sandy Nagler and Marilyn White opened the 1,200-square-foot shop with a red checkerboard floor more than two years ago, intending to provide less traditional togs for newborns to preteens.
Here's a partial list of what they sell: red leather jeans, leopard leather neckties, hot pink boas and "fun fur" sweaters, tapestry and paisley smoking jackets and boots, El Vaquero leather flats, leather overalls, handmade fantasy dresses with lots of net and lace, sequined blazers, black velvet suits with leopard lapels and lots of leather bomber jackets for boys a la Indiana Jones or GI Joe.