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Two style-setting moms set up a charming children’s shop tucked inside a haute home store.

Buckhead-based moms Laura Graber and Betsy Pomerantz inside their chic, new children’s shop, Mitylene

BP: “With three kids, it’s rare for me to ever get to a spa. The closest I get is a great haircut with Zev Lautman at Blonde.” 3165 E. Shadowlawn Ave. NE  

LG: “My kids love dining out! Our current fave is Superica at Krog Street Market, owned by Ford Fry, a fellow Houstonian. He got Mexican right.” 99 Krog St. NE

BP: “Designer Nelly Chen created this line based on daydreams of what she had always wanted to wear as a child.” Mae dress in Orchid Bouquet by LOVE by Nellystella, $198, 4209 Roswell Road,

LG: “We only get our children’s hair done by Jewel from CandyGirl BraidBar. She makes house calls.” House calls from $45,

“All the clothes we have in the store we’d dress our own kids in,” says Laura Graber, who with fellow Atlantan Betsy Pomerantz co-owns Mitylene. With five kids between them, the two Buckhead moms opened the chic children’s boutique inside Simply Home’s chic cottage on Roswell Road this past fall to carry lines they couldn’t find anywhere else in town. Shelves are packed with Cali-cool designers such as Johnnie-O and Pink Chicken, as well as more traditional looks from Oscar de la Renta and Rachel Riley (Prince George’s favorite!). Wondering what Mitylene means? “It’s my grandmother’s name,” says Pomerantz, who comes from a long line of fashionable women, including her mother, Juli Bauman, owner of Tassels Jewelry in Buckhead. This spring, expect retro-hip Sundek bathing suits; Pink Chicken’s new line for boys, Blue Rooster; and Nellystella frocks to take over its racks. “Everything we pick out,” admits Pomerantz, “we wish came in our size.”