Mini-me fashion: Meg Ryan and Laura Dern's matching daughters inherit their style

Laura Dern and Meg Ryan are getting into the Christmas spirit, helped by their two favourite girls.

The movie star mothers, both in their forties, were spotted shopping in New York's Meatpacking district with daughters, Daisy and Jaya, both six.

Dressed for the blistering Big Apple weather, Meg and Laura appeared to have dressed their girls as miniature versions of themselves.

Merry: Meg Ryan and Laura Dern enjoyed some Christmas shopping in New York with their two daughters, Daisy and Jaya, yesterday

Merry: Meg Ryan and Laura Dern enjoy Christmas shopping in New York with their daughters, Daisy and Jaya, yesterday

While Meg, 49 opted for a wool coat, jeans, a sweater and a hat, her daughter Daisy wore a cuter variation of the outfit.

Similarly, Laura, 43, chose a padded long coat to brace the cold, dressing her little girl in an equally cosy purple variety.

Both blonde and similar in height and build,  the two mothers could well be mistaken as sisters.

Long-time friends, the pair spend a lot of time together, and their daughters are also very close.

Retail Therapy: The mums and daughters looked to be having a great time on their day out

Retail Therapy: The group looked to be having a great time on their day out

Meg adopted Daisy from China in January 2006, when she was 14-months-old.

The single mother was previously married to Dennis Quaid for nine years.

The couple's divorced was finalised in July 2001 and years later the actress revealed that the reason they split was because Dennis had been unfaithful to her.

Laura has also gone through some turbulent times with her relationships.

After high-profile romances with actors including, Kyle Maclachlan, Nicholas Cage and Jeff Goulblum, it looked like Laura had finally found love with bad-boy Billy Bob Thornton.

But she was promptly dumped in 2000 for screen siren Angelina Jolie, whom Thornton was later married to until 2003.

Motherly love: The mothers doted on their daughters as they prepared to hail a cab

Motherly love: The mothers obviously dote on their daughters

Following the difficult split, it was best friend Meg who introduced her to her current husband, musician Ben Harper.

After dating for five years, the couple then married in December 2005.

In October this year, Harper unexpectedly filed for divorce, asking the judge to deny his wife spousal support and requesting that he have joint custody of their two children.

But recently it appears that the couple may be reconciling.

'It looks like they're trying to work this out,' a source told 'Ben's been coming to the house and showing signs he really wants to reconcile.'

Three weeks ago, the couple was spotted spending time with their kids at the Brentwood Country Mart, in Los Angeles.

They also share a son, Ellery, nine.

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