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Spring Fashion Faves

Trend-conscious finds at three local shops

We’re still getting over the Blizzard of ‘13, but, thankfully, spring has arrived in our favorite baby boutiques. To brighten our moods (and our kids’ closets), we asked the owners to give us the scoop on the cutest new arrivals. Lucia Berman-Rossi, owner of Tiny Hanger  (14 Pleasant St., Brookline), says neon is huge this season. Again. But that’s a good thing when it shows up on something as gorgeous as Halabaloo’s rainbow dress ($68). Boys, she says, will look dapper in soft-soled whale motif shoes ($18) from Brookline-based Kaya’s Kloset. “They have a retro, Mad Men feel,” Berman-Rossi explains. Hatched (5 Green St., Jamaica Plain) is the only place in town that carries Modeerska Huset, a fashion-forward Swedish line specializing in 100 percent organic cotton gender-neutral clothes. Hatched owner Liz Vittori Koch loves their navy and mustard cross birds kimono body suit ($32) paired with matching cross birds pants ($28). “Navy is a big color for spring, and the birds embody the woodland trend but go beyond the ubiquitous owl,” she says. For girls, check out the of-the-moment Peter Pan collar and tree print on Winter Water Factory’s navy and white Chelsea dress ($56). Persnickety’s sage dress with elephants ($76) combines vivid green, bold stripes, and an animal motif, making it on-trend in three different ways. It’s available at Fritz & Gigi (79 Main St., Concord). Bonus: For every Persnickety item purchased, a portion of the proceeds go toward helping children in need.