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Top 5 Manhattan Maternity Stores for Fashionable Moms


Manhattan moms-to-be don't have to rely on sweat pants and shapeless muumuus. In New York City, you can find fashionable and comfortable clothing for all nine months of your pregnancy. Dress your baby belly for the office, yoga class, and evenings out. Here's an overview of the top spots for maternity wear in every price range.

1. Veronique Maternity

Veronique, 1321 Madison Avenue at 93rd St., 212-831-7800
Veronique is the maternity shop of the moment -- top marks from Best of New York and, according to Us Magazine, "Gwyneth shops here!" Veronique's got Seven and Earl jeans, along with beautiful pieces from French and Italian designers like Nicol Caramel. Veronique is perfect for the fashionista mom-to-be.

2. Liz Lange Maternity

Liz Lange Maternity, 958 Madison Avenue at 75th St., 212-879-2191
Designer and and former Vogue editor Liz Lange offers a full line of maternity wear with pieces for every trimester and every occasion. Her designs -- including "underbelly" trousers and pretty floral camisoles -- are fashionable and versatile. They're not cheap, but you can find significant mark-downs for sale items. And for those who are economizing, you can now find affordable Liz Lange Maternity pieces at Target.

3. A Pea in the Pod

A Pea in the Pod, 151 West 34th St. between 6th and 7th Avenues, 212-244-6126
A Pea in the Pod offers designer maternity wear from the likes of Juicy Couture and Diane von Furstenberg. There's nothing dowdy about this maternity wear. You'll find all the latest trends --including bikinis, sexy cocktail dresses, and low-rise jeans. You'll also pay designer prices. And A Pea in the Pod comes with celebrity endorsements -- Cate Blanchett and Debra Messing shopped here when they were expecting.

4. Motherhood Maternity

Motherhood Maternity (3 locations in Manhattan) 641 Sixth Ave. at 20th St., 212-741-3488
Manhattan Mall, 36 W. 34th St. near Sixth Ave., 2nd fl., 212-695-9106
1449 Third Ave. at 82nd St., 212-734-5984

Don't want to invest in designer clothes you'll only wear a few months? Motherhood Maternity has cute, affordable items including tee shirts starting at $8.98, suit jackets for $39.98, and special occasion dresses from $29.98. Motherhood also stocks plus-size maternity clothes and nursing wear.

5. Mimi Maternity

Mimi Maternity
360 Madison Ave.near 45th St., 212-697-0482
1125 Madison Ave. at 84th St., 212-737-3784
1021 Third Ave. near 61st St., 212-832-2667
225 Liberty St. near West Side Hwy., 212-566-1382
2005 Broadway near 69th St., 212-721-1999
2384 Broadway near 87th St., 917-441-8077

Mimi Maternity has six locations in Manhattan and stocks cute, fashionable maternity pieces at reasonable prices. Mimi's got everything from work basics to trendy pieces.

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