Category: Cool Kids’ Clothes + Accessories

Shoe-shopping just got sweeter: Buy a pair of Toms and a US child in need gets one too.

Kids don’t need much to dream. But they do need a few basic, important things to succeed: education, food, exercise and clothing. So we’re happy to support a company that aims to give one million pairs of shoes to underprivileged children right here in the US by the end of 2014. Confession: I heart Toms Shoes and their One for One program the way my daughter hearts princess-covered pop beads and rainbow sprinkles. I’m a Classics girl, if my very broken in “Great Love” vegans and equally well-loved “Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project” canvases are any indicator. Buying Toms...

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We’re officially giddy over these adorable hair clips.

We always get excited about new felt hair clips by GiddyGiddy, but the newest collection of hooded darlings has an especially high SF (Squee Factor). These four sweet girls from CMP fave GiddyGiddy are perfect for clipping into big girl and toddler hair. Each piece is sturdy and made by hand of soft felt on a 4 cm clip. And we love how their adorable little faces are almost like taking a dolly with you wherever you go. Each little missy is $8, and they have a blanket $2 shipping fee in the US. If you’re looking for hair...

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The coolest hoodies in the hood

Hoodies are wardrobe staples in our household. My husband, a hoodie addict with over 20 in his closet, has gotten my boys into sporting them too. For the most part, my guys wear boring old navy or black hoodies (yawn), with the occasional sports team or stripes thrown into the mix. But hoodies with knockout prints that look like they came from somewhere far away–even outerspace maybe–well, now that’s something to write home about. The new hoodies from Winter Water Factory have insanely cool prints, completely different than your average boys’ wear. We’re not talking cars, trucks, robots or the ubiquitous skulls either....

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The Ralph Lauren Kids fashion show: Fall fashion inspiration galore

featured partner With back to school officially here and the cooler climes headed our way, we’re excited to be one of the first to share the video of the Ralph Lauren Kids fall fashion show which launched today. Can you say adorable? Now you get to see what some of our favorite celeb moms, like Jessica Alba, Ali Wentworth, and Edie Falco (love them!) saw when they were there with their own kids at the show last month, and get some inspiration for your own fall shopping as well.   Personally, we’re loving some of the Downton Abbey inspiration, and the holiday styles–so ridiculously photo worthy. Also keep an eye out for our favorites like the fun vest look around :25, the colorful dress with striped socks and patterned sneakers at :58, and the very cool motorcycle inspired jacket at 1:26. Because hey, your kid doesn’t even have to be a child model to wear it. Take a peek for yourself and see what catches your eye. For more of the new Fall 2013 Ralph Lauren kids’ collection, visit RalphLauren.com. You can also visit their site to download Madison Beer’s new single, Melodies, for...

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Bold graphic tees to empower your favorite girl this fall

I love the song Brave by Sara Bareilles. Seriously, how often do our daughters hear music on the radio that encourages them to be bold and smart and to speak their minds? Same goes with girls’ clothes and their messages. If you’re still annoyed at that popular brand’s glittery “I’m too pretty to do homework” shirt or the doll that proclaimed “math is hard!” instead try one of these inspiring tees to remind your daughter that real Girl Power never goes out of style. I love the super stylish cotton tees from Peek–printed in lush full color on front and back....

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Sweet hair accessories to get girls 15% more likely to brush their hair without being asked

After a summer of wild and crazy hair (hey, that’s what summer’s for, right?) it’s been a little tough getting my girls back in the groove of sleek ponytails and neat hairbands for schools. To say nothing of those brushes that could use a workout. But there’s nothing like a cute new hairband or clip to get them excited to look like they didn’t just roll out of bed. The hair accessories from Adelaide NYC are clever, creative, colorful, and built to last. They’re made from acrylic, not felt or ribbon, and the construction is reassuring because they’re not your average...

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Babesta Beat: Funky inspiration galore in a handy digital magazine for parents

Even as we still mourn the demise of Cookie Magazine (long live Cookie and their awesome $13,000 children’s outfit recommendations) it’s nice to see so many free online magazines for parents popping up like Lille Nord and Moomah. And now there’s one new one that’s even more convenient–because it’s shoppable. Click over to the Babesta Beat, from one of my favorite funky NYC kids shops, Babesta. You’ll find beautifully photographed info about their newest brands, an It List of cool trends for kids, interviews with designers and a great story about 10 year-old deejay Fulano Librizzi and some of his music recommendations. I...

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Zippy nighttime diaper changes? We’re in.

As excited as I am about the impending arrival of Baby #3, one thing I am not particularly looking forward to is the sleep deprivation that arrives on the scene with a newborn. I recall with vague familiarity the middle of the night feedings and changings–and realizing in the morning that all the snaps on the baby’s PJs are mismatched. That will no longer be an issue with this adorable onesie.   The ZIPaboo is a revelation for all those weary-eyed parents fumbling with diapers and fiddling with snaps in the middle of the night. With a single zipper...

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Going back to school with Gap, and a nice shiny Gap gift card from us to you.

We like back to school shopping for kids, obviously. And we like giving things away. So we’re super excited that our sponsor Gap is hosting an amazing event in more than a dozen of their stores–and letting us give one of our readers a $200 to spend with them. Whoo! [Enter to win a $200 gift card from Gap by leaving a comment after the jump] As part of the Gap Back to Cool Event, you buy one pair of Gap Kids 1969 Premium Jeans, and get a second pair at 50% off. Smart, because as we parents know,...

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Dragon-proof pants for boys? We’ll be the judge of that.

Our pals at Tea Collection say their latest round of boys’ pants can stand up to dragons, thanks to reinforced knees, durable material, and the look of denim without the zipper issues. So they’ll probably survive the playground, too. When my daughter was a baby, I shopped at consignment sales. When my son was a baby, I tried to figure out why I couldn’t find any pants for him at the same sales. Uh, turns out little dudes are really, really hard on their pants, often wearing out the knees before they’ve even outgrown them. But when our pals...

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