Children’s Boutiques

WSVN — It's what every parent hopes and prays to hear when taking their "picky" children shopping.Welcome to Mignon and Compagnie on Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami. The name Mignon means cute in dutch, and the young girls go ga-ga over the clothes in the boutique. Mignon van der Heijden: "I love to dress every different kind of personality up in, whatever suits or tickles their fancy we go from newborn all the way up to size 16."One of her favorite local designers is Hope.Mignon van der Heijden: "She is very much for the little rock star or that little Bohemian. She came up with a whole new princess line, where she is incorporating her funky, fitted things, but putting like nice big tulle skirts on it."Mignon also carries Super Trash, a popular brand imported from Amsterdam. Top picks for the tweens right now are these metallic pants. This Chanel-inspired short set or how about this trendy trench coat perfect for our summer showers. Rompers are also white hot.Mignon van der Heijden: "The white eyelet Super Trash romper which is so fresh for Miami. You can see the geometric prints from Submarine."Diana Kocao: "I like rompers and stuff, I got this one for my birthday."And although Mignon specializes in girls' clothing, She hasn't forgotten the boys of summer. Mignon van der Heijden: "At our last show I was all excited the Project Runway winner Jeffery came out with a line. He took seersucker fabric and gave it an ombre effect and it just looks really good."When it comes to the surf and sand.Mignon van der Heijden: "We do swimming trunks from Italy. They have really fun graphics on them. We've done Submarine, it is one of our favorite bathing suit lines and we have coverups from them."P.S. Mignon also loves to design so hit her up for party dresses, communion or christening gownsMignon van der Heijden: "I just love to create things that are little more unique. I love one shouldered, so I did a one shoulder, and I threw a little Valentino sleeve on the christening gown."To get a step ahead in shoe trends try Step by Step located in the Bird Road Art District.                                                                                           Debbie Diaz: "I've been around for 15 years. Primarily what we do is professionally fit children in their shoes from newborn, and we watch them as they grow up."Debbie Diaz carries a lot of popular and international designers and she says kids shoes are now mirroring adult styles.Debbie Diaz: "The trend now is everything that is a moms, is being brought down into childrens, so there is a lot of nudes which is going to be taking the place of the whites."Her other top picks for summer are neon kicks and metallics like silver and gold for girls' sandals. For the boys, keep it cool and classy.Debbie Diaz: "We are looking at a great pair of Toms or a topsider browns, it's tans, navy blue is very important. And a driving mocassin to dress their outfit up more."And just a few years ago, Debbie expanded and added a room filled with clothes for the tweens.  Debbie Diaz: "Nothing better than a pair of colored denim shorts and skinnies with the dresses. We've got the Chevron prints, floral prints."Your child is now ready for a summer in style.Debbie says she can also order certain shoe styles for mom so mother and daughter match.    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mignon & Compagnie 10990 Biscayne BlvdMiami, FL 33161(305) 895-1030 MON-SAT 11-6 PMStep By Step4762 SW 72nd Ave Miami, FL 33155(305) 665-8040www.stepbystepmiami.com