Online Shopping for Kids
Thursday, 19 Jul 2012
You know the type – a stylin’ Mama with a sharp-looking little one in tow. Think Katie Holmes and Suri. Or the Beckhams.
If you’re looking for a handbook of style secrets for your littlies, bookmark these sites so you’ll never be caught in a closet crisis.
Just as you’re constantly on the lookout for clothes suited for this tropical clime, your little one needs to be kept cool too. Cue Emma Laue Children, who uses only natural materials and keeps her designs comfy, stylish, and practical. For both boys and girls.
Conscious shoppers, we salute you. Get your fix at MyEcoBabe, an online boutique that thoughtfully curates its selection and features only high quality and affordable eco-friendly and/or sweatshop-free clothing and accessories for babies and children. For both girls and boys.
Be still, my shopaholic heart. Minikin features clothes that we want to wear ourselves – always a plus! For both boys and girls, 18mo-8years.
For a one-stop shop, it’s worth browsing Not In The Malls, which features products from small businesses. Bonus: mums might pick up a little some’n some’n for themselves.
Another one-shop wonder to look out for is tada! shop, an online boutique based in the US. Like Not In The Malls, the editors behind tada! (formerly from Martha Stewart and Style.com, so you know they mean business) bring together a mix of brands to cater to different tastes and different budgets. Unlike Not In The Malls, they feature both well-known brands and less-known ones.
Buy well and do good. At Chandamama, you’ll find brilliant colours, natural Indian fabrics, and traditional Indian block-painting techniques. Plus, a portion of the profits go towards funding children’s projects in India each year.
At My Little Muse, you’ll find brands from the UK, US, Europe, India, Australia, and New Zealand – at entirely affordable prices! Best part: they’re based in SIngapore so you won’t have to worry about exorbitant international shipping fees either.
Pupsik Studio will probably please parents as much as the little ones. Categorized by theme, shopping for your kid will be a snap. Birthday party shopping? Click “It’s my birthday”. Back to school season? “Going to school”. It’s that simple. And they have a host of parenting supplies every new parent needs.
Yes, they’re based in New York, but Oeuf is too good not to share! With environmentally sound design and products, as well as the cutest fairtrade Bolivian knits, it’s great window shopping even if you don’t buy anything. (… Or have a kid.)