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KIDS' STYLE : Minds of Their Own


In just a few weeks, mothers and fathers will find themselves explaining why summer's baggy shorts and oversized T-shirts are not appropriate back-to-school dress. Then they'll take their kids shopping. And to everyone's surprise, Southern California stores will offer a wide range of looks for children to choose from--cowboy, country, kid-about-town. Peers, not parents, still dictate fashion trends, of course, but kids who are eager to develop their own personal style are sure to find it in the latest children's clothing and furniture.

For more information, see Where to Buy It on Page 40.


Page 34: D. Brooks dress and bell-bottoms at Lorenzo's Kids, Sunset Plaza; Venetian Paradise hat at Antenna, Hollywood; "The Rainbow Zebra" cloth book, $23, at A Child's Room, Beverly Hills.

Maxou dress at Auntie Barbara's Kids, Beverly Hills, and Fred Segal Baby, Santa Monica.

Wollypogs jacket and cap available in October at Lorenzo's Kids; Baby Guess jeans, $29, at Baby Guess-Guess Kids, Beverly Hills; Justin boots. Guitar at Child Dreams, Studio City.

Page 35: Princess Goes Wild vest and jeans at Auntie Barbara's Kids; Dugan and Bob top at Kids In Colors, Solana Beach; Carrie Forbes Kids purse at 98% Angel, Malibu; I Want It choker, $10, at Ladders for Up and Coming Kids, Brentwood; Keds boots.

D. Brooks dress available in green and black at Bullock's, Sherman Oaks; Cotton Caboodle turtleneck top, $14, at Rebelette, Encino. Rocking chair and wood clothes-hamper house, $150, at Fun Furniture, Los Angeles.

Petit Boy coat at Rebelette,; Oilily overalls and sweater at Oilily, Beverly Hills. Marionettes at Child Dreams; puppet theater and Mamba stackable chairs, $14 each, at IKEA stores; Manhattan Toy stuffed cow, $33, and Clifford body puppet, $26, at A Child's Room.

GapKids jacket and jeans, $24, at GapKids stores; Keith Haring T-shirt available by mail order through The Pop Shop, New York City, 1-800-KHA-RING; hat, $18, at The Stussy Union, Los Angeles; Skechers boots. Loveseat and stuffed iguana, $32, at Harriett Dorn, Santa Monica.

KinderWear top at Ladders for Up and Coming Kids; Venetian Paradise cap at Antenna.

Page 36: I.K.K.S. Compagnie shirtdress at American Rag Cie. Youth, Los Angeles; Duofold underwear at Sport Chalet, Burbank; GapKids plaid shirt (wrapped around waist), $26, at GapKids stores; Dr. Martens boots. Bed, footstool, $110, toy chest, $395, and vintage chenille bedspread, $110, at Little Folk Art, Santa Monica; rosebud lamp, $115, and flower-pot lamp, $98, at Imagine, Santa Monica; vintage Chinese rug, $325, at Auntie Barbara's Antiques, Beverly Hills.

Giorgio Armani Junior sweater, vest, sweat pants, shirt, $85, and cap, $45, at Emporio Armani, Beverly Hills and South Coast Plaza; Converse sneakers. Wagon at Auntie Barbara's Antiques.

American Rag jumper at American Rag Cie. Youth; DKNY Kids T-shirt, $40, at Bullock's, Beverly Center, Sherman Oaks and South Coast Plaza. Iron and ironing board at Auntie Barbara's Antiques.

GapKids jacket, sleeveless shirt, jeans, $24, T-shirt, $7.50, hooded shirt and rugby shirt at GapKids stores. Carrie Forbes Kids purse at Sarah Patterson & Co., Santa Monica.

Glider rocker at Auntie Barbara's Antiques.

Page 37: Carter's overalls and straw hat, $27, at American Rag Cie. Youth; Esprit shirt at Esprit Superstore, Los Angeles.

Bookcase and armchair at Auntie Barbara's Antiques; art boxes at Little Folk Art; feather boas, $17, at Imagine.

Baby Lulu jumper and T-shirt at Flicka, Los Angeles, and Teez, Westside Pavilion and Sherman Oaks Fashion Square.

Page 38: DKNY Kids dress at Bullock's, Beverly Center, Sherman Oaks and South Coast Plaza; hat at Pinky Blue, Santa Barbara; Justin boots.

Swee' Pea jacket at Wee Boppers, Studio City, and Ron Ross, Studio City.

Rocking horse at Imagine.

Page 39: Headdress at American Rag Cie. Youth; Kids Roots sweat pants, $23, at Roots, Beverly Hills; Justin boots. Tepee at Fun Furniture.

Petit Boy shirt at Rebelette; Branded Garments vest and hat, $20, at American Rag Cie. Youth; Guess Kids jeans, $20, at Baby Guess-Guess Kids; Justin boots. Vogue Ette dress at Freckles Boutique, Agoura Hills; Kids Roots purse at Roots; Justin boots.

Kids Roots jacket at Roots; cap at Hollywood Toys and Costumes, Los Angeles. Sit Still! by Studio E rocker at Fun Furniture, Pinky Blue and Holly Sharp Child, Laguna Beach.

Chuck-wagon tents at Armstrong's: The Home and Garden Place, Los Angeles.

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