Entries Tagged as 'kids clothes'

best baby boutiques online

When I was a kid, I remember visiting London for a holiday and my parents took me and my brother to Hamley’s toy store for the first time.  It was like a dream come true.  We were small, wide-eyed kids who couldn’t quite believe a shop like this existed.  We had only ever been to small toy shops before, so to see this kind of scale was almost too much for us.  Everywhere I turned, there were toys and games that went from floor to ceiling or so it seemed to me.  Toys that I could touch and feel and smell!  We weren’t allowed to buy much – we were each given a small budget but that didn’t matter.  It was the looking, the exploring, the touching and the just being there that was the best part.   I also think it would have been quite boring if we had unlimited budgets because where’s the fun in being able to buy everything.

unisex leggings for boys

Sometimes I think back on that experience and wish that all the brands I love for kids would be under one roof.  These days I am much more in to the non-mainstream stuff which can sometimes be hard to find and almost impossible to find under one roof.  While I keep dreaming about this fantasy shop that will probably never exist, I’ve discovered a virtual place that comes pretty close.  It’s called Little Flea and it’s a one-stop place to discover some of the best boutiques for babies and kids.

kids dress up wear

If, like me, you like to look beyond the mainstream and seek out something that little bit more beautiful or unique for your kids then Little Flea is the place to go to.  You’ll find familiar favourites like Bobo Choses and of course my very own ebabee shop too 😉 but you’ll also discover some very cool new lines like Little Indians (love them) and Magnus & Mouse.  Little Flea isn’t a shop but the owner Anna carefully hand-picks and features gorgeous stuff for babies and kids which otherwise would be very hard to find.  So it’s a great place to browse, discover and get inspired.

A little business tip – if you have a stylish small business or shop for kids then you too can get in touch with Anna and ask to be featured on her site.  Anna is very helpful and approachable and loves the brands and products she features.

"duchess and lion kids collection"

This is probably one of the most exciting kids collections I’ve seen this year.  It’s cool, it’s playful and unique.   Because of this blog I get to see a lot of kids clothes and quite often they don’t offer anything different.  Then I come across a new collection like this and it’s such a breath of fresh air.  While the clothes are seriously cool, there is no compromise on comfort either.

"duchess and lion super cool kids clothes"

Nearly all of the clothes are unisex which makes the clothes even more special.  I would happily put a little boy or girl in to any of those baggy overalls (heck, I’d even put myself in to them if they came in my size!).  My favourite of all the overalls has to be the one pictured at the top, with the big white cross.  Cool doesn’t even begin to describe it.   The dresses in the collection are no less striking especially that red and white checked one.

"super cool kids clothes"

I love the way the kids have been photographed too by the talented photographer Abi Q.  Nothing posed; just happy, playful kids doing what they normally do. There is something very natural and organic about these clothes so they don’t need any fancy backdrops and props to bring it to life.  This collection by Duchess + Lion hasn’t launched yet but you don’t have too long to wait.  It will be available from 4th of August to buy. 

*via pinterest

"vintage linen girls clothes"

I know I talk a lot about the Summer but if you lived in London you would know why.  We get so little sunshine over the year that when it does come, it’s reason enough to celebrate!  With all this glorious weather we’re enjoying I remembered a brand of clothes that seems to capture the very essence of Summer.  Their clothes and pictures make me dream of long, sunny days spent playing outdoors, getting wet in water fountains, picking flowers, enjoying ice-creams – you know the kind of simple, timeless pleasures that only Summer allows.  Soor Ploom Clothier shines in it’s simplicity.   The clothes have a vintage touch which adds to their charm and are all made of my favourite Summer fabrics –  soft cottons and linens.  These are the kind of timeless Summer clothes that allow kids to be kids and I am truly in love!

"how to mix prints and patterns"I’ve found that as Anya has started taking an interest in what she wears, she almost always tends to go for the craziest, most mis-matched combos which can even include her dotty pyjama bottoms combined with a floral skirt and a very ethnic Indian style top!  While I let her have freedom at home, I prefer to be in charge when we are going out.  That doesn’t always end happily but since I’ve noticed she is more drawn to bolder patterned clothes (like most kids), I now pick out clothes like these and have fun mixing and matching the various prints and patterns with her.  Mixing prints & patterns not only looks good but it’s also a way to give a new look to an old outfit.  So I thought I would share 3 of my favourite ways to mix prints and patterns:

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