Shopping Diary: March 2009

POTTERY BARN KIDS opens its doors on South Granville on February 21 with face-painting, balloon artists, Clancy the mascot, and all the usual activities designed to entertain/terrify the little ones. Parents in the know go for the adorable Dr. Seuss bedding, cool art for kids’ spaces (we like the Sugarboo Art Letters), and themed birthday party sets. 2935 Granville St.,

HUGO BOSS launched a full kids collection this season, complete with wee-sized sultan trousers, pretty ornamented blouses, tees with batik patterns, and leather sandals. The colour palette features burnt orange, rust, khaki, and mustard yellow—stylish (no baby pinks or blues) and perfect for hiding grass stains. Oakridge Centre, 50 W. 41st Ave., 604-269-2677.