Boy + Girl Clothing Launches

Cracking the Code

boy + girl clothing!

Decoding kids is a full-time job. Was that an I-ate-a-cupcake-and-now-I’m-crashing meltdown or an I-feel-a-cold-coming-on-and-I’m-2-and-can’t-tell-you catastrophe?

Either way, we’re grateful for the simple things, like Boy + Girl, a new collection of understated clothing for — you guessed it — boys and girls. Founded by fashion industry vet Christine Chang (Nike, Ralph Lauren), it fills the gap left in the marketplace by, er, the Gap.

There’s no flash or dazzle, just straight-up, laid-back, wash-and-wear sweatshirts with raw edges; wide-neck striped tees; and muted pastel peasant tops constructed from silk/linen blends.

It’s easy does it with fleece sweatpants cut like chinos, ankle-zipper leggings, and cotton twirling skirts with wide, ruched waistbands. Lightweight square blankets in linen and cotton work overtime as scarves for mom and dad — and that’s as complicated as the collection gets.

Problem solved.

Available online at shopboyandgirl.com, $32-$98.

this week in philadelphia!

Main Line Camp Fair

What: Get the word on more than 100 ways to occupy your sprout (ages 4 and up) this summer.
Why: Believe it or not, the bug spray days aren’t far away.
When: Wed., 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Conestoga High School, 200 Irish Rd, Berwyn. Free.

Mommy Without Me Zumba

What: Work off last month’s eggnog binge with high-energy dance moves.
Why: On-site child care means there’s no excuse for bailing on your New Year’s resolution.
When: Ongoing. Tues., 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: The Arts Parlor, 1170 S. Broad St. Info at 215-645-2717. Classes, $10 each; babysitting, $5 per child.

Lambertville New Hope Winter Festival

What: Take a short trip outside the city for free children’s theater performances, story time, and a parade.
Why: Snow bunnies thaw out on the moon bounce.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Locations and schedule online at winterfestival.net.

Photo: Courtesy of Boy + Girl

The Arts Parlor
1170 S Broad St
@ Federal St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Conestoga High School
200 Irish Rd
@ W Conestoga Rd
Berwyn, PA 19312