I think the surprising, bold-patterned onesies and baby basics from Green Cotton, Duns, Sture & Lisa and Sygryn will be a nice change up from all the pastels that show up in every layette. Especially with such beefy cottons that are made to last through more than one kid. And for a little something special, check out the sweet pocket knit dress from Katvig in colors definitely not for shy babies.
While you’re there, grab a few pairs of Sweden’s Nowali Moccasins which I’m a huge fan of; this cozy sock-slipper hybrid has certainly been getting my own girls through this freezing winter quite nicely.Some of it, like the cuff pants from Doris & Assar might be a little too offbeat for American sensibilities – I am dying to sing Stop, Hammer Time whenever I get a glimpse of them. But the rest of it really just feels bright and playful and joyous.
The clothes go up to a size 4 now, but owner/mom Johanna Lillpers assures me they’ll be expanding by spring to cover our poor, naked, style-deprived 6 and 7 year-olds too. Thanks Swedes and Danes! We owe you one. –Liz