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The Best Swedish Import Since H&M

Courtesy of Polarn O. Pyret

While I was living in Stockholm last summer, I noticed that everyone was wearing Jean Seberg-style shirts with horizontal stripes.  And it wasn't just young women -- men, the grandparents, the hip, and even the little children were rocking boatneck nautical tops.  Stockholm is an archipelago, and everybody summers by the sea.  That kind of Coco-Chanel-at-the-beach look worked really well on them.

If you, too, have always wanted to bedeck your baby in haute yacht style, now you can visit the brand-new flagship Polarn O. Pyret store in Greenwich, CT. PO.P is kind of like the Swedish Gap for kids.  They're well-known in Scandinavia for their adorable unisex clothes (Angelina would approve) and good quality at reasonable prices.  Before I left Sweden, I stocked up on their quality cotton onesies and tops, like this totally irresistible red and white cap-sleeved number for girls.  Swipe your kid's bangs to the side and -- voilà! -- instant gamine style.  You can even stock up on matching maternity sailor tops or convenient nursing tops

Not on the east coast?  You can also shop your stripes online.  They've got lots of cute non-striped outfits for boys and girls, too.