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A Guide To Maternity Clothes Shopping In New York City

Got a bun in the oven? Maternity wear has come a long way in recent years.  No longer are women subjected to muumuus or teddy bear embroidered blouses during those special, if somewhat expansive months.  New York, ever the beacon of fashion, has some of the best stores around for the stylish mothers-to-be. If you're expecting, but at a loss as to how to get through these months looking just as fashionable as ever, try some of these stores. by Kimberly Rae Miller.

Veronique Maternity

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1321 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10128
(212) 831-7800

Classic style - only stretchier.  Most of the clothing in this store will take you from weekend to work, from pregnancy to post-baby bump.  Think Ann Taylor, if she swallowed a basketball.  Prices aren't "cheap" but not overly-expensive either.  A few key pieces from here can take you through your pregnancy as pretty as a picture.

Clementine Consignment

39 1/2 Washington Square S.
New York, NY 10012
(212) 228-9333

Perhaps one of New York City's best kept secrets:  This consignment shop will be your secret weapon from pregnancy through pre-school.  Why buy expensive clothes you'll only wear for a few months?  The Clementine Consignment shop specializes in gently used, totally stylish, clothing for the mother to be.  Also, the store carries children's clothes and toys, also gently worn.  A thrifty-mom-to-be must!


Photo Credit: Bump

464 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 638-1960

This Brooklyn boutique has everything you'll need from first sign of a baby bump to strategically convenient nursing wear.  Bump errs toward designers, but for the budget conscious they have regular sales that will leave you with enough left over to by a crib.

Madison Rose

Madison Rose
Photo Credit: Madison Rose

313 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
(347) 689-3365

Benefit from the pregnancies before you!  This maternity re-sale store is a breath of fresh air—staff are knowledgeable about fitting your growing needs, and won't hesitate to give an opinion when asked.  Clothes are gently used, and often times designer.

Belly Dance Maternity

Belly Dance
Photo Credit: Belly Dance

548 Hudson St., New York, NY 10079
(212) 645-3640

Belly Dance is a chain, comparable to Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity, but with a more boutique-y feel.  Seriously, this store has everything, every style, every need.  If you need bras, work attire, jeans, lingerie…you'll be covered here.  Sometimes one stop shopping is all you have time for.

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