Tag: cool kids’ clothes

Bark if you love animals (and then buy a t-shirt)

My kids love animals. Like the kind of love that renders our cat somewhat helpless when they come at him with hugs and kisses on an hourly basis.  If it were up to them, our house would be a veritable Noah’s Ark, but since I’m just not open-minded enough to welcome a pig, puppy, hedgehog, snake, hamster, fish and goodness knows what else into the house (and, really, we all know who would be taking care of this animal menagerie), I’ve got an alternative. I know they’ll love the t-shirts from I Rescue Rover instead. Okay, so a t-shirt...

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Lili Kiks – Activewear for your stylish little athlete

My oldest daughter is now six, which means that holy cow I can’t believe I have a six-year-old!, and also, she’s in need of actual active wear thanks to a slew of afterschool activities that require something a little more sweat-friendly than her usual twirly dress attire, like the awesome clothes from Lili Kiks. Reminiscent in style to some designer brand women’s activewear, Lili Kiks are a fabulous addition to any girl’s wardrobe, whether she lives on the soccer field or tennis court, or if she just needs some comfortable, sturdy play clothes that are built to last. And...

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Cotton nightgowns: The holy grail of children’s sleepwear

For as long as my oldest daughter has refused to wear pajamas, I’ve been on a search for a cotton nightgown. And if you’ve got a little one like mine, then you know that they are pretty much impossible to find. So I was thrilled to discover that the cotton nightgowns I found while browsing at Mini Boden are exactly what I’ve been looking for since, oh, 2006. These long-sleeved nighties are sweet and simple, featuring an empire waist and absolutely no licensed characters anywhere. I’m sure my daughter would pick the pink hearts, but I’m secretly willing her...

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Bow knows

The simple bow is clearly the new design icon of 2010. (Wait, is it even possible that owls have gone by the wayside?) I’m seeing it on accessories, on stationery, even kids clothes. A British stylist I worked with recently was obsessed with bows, so I wasn’t too surprised to see them turn up in a shop that calls itself “American…with a touch of a British accent.” I love the tromp l’oeuil stitching on this sweet ribbon tee for girls spotted at Amoretti Designs, an adorable label founded by Rebekah Merkle, Idaho mom of five turned stone cottage-owning British...

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Last season’s kids clothes mean this season’s score

Though I’m definitely smitten with some of the pricier kids designer clothes, I’d much rather pay last season’s prices. Or less. So, if you’re like me and aren’t so concerned with what season your kids’ clothes are from, then I’ve got a boutique you’re going to love. Owner Janet Skolka stocks the virtual shelves of Jilly Bo Billy with cool baby and kids’ items from seasons past, plus and awesome sample sale finds, all of which are priced significantly lower than retail. Right now, there’s a whole ton of Misha Lulu clothing for girls, some marked down more than...

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Better than a twirly dress – a fair trade twirly dress

Leave it to Grandma to buy my girls two dresses so adorable, they no longer have eyes for any other in the closet. Not the expensive ones, not the cheap ones, not anything but their new “grandma twirly dresses” which they both want to wear so often, it’s forcing me to get over my aversion to siblings in matching clothes. Found online at a shop called designers + artisans, the truly beautiful twirly dresses are made of hand-woven, indigenous Indian cotton  that has a silky sheen to it, but as cotton it has a heavier weight than silk. Which...

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Style, comfort, and karma.

What do you dress your baby in when you want something that’s good for the planet, totally comfortable, and also totally cute? We’ve found quite a few of them over the years and I’m so happy to add Urban Munchkin to the list. [don’t miss the giveaway after the jump!] All of their buttery-soft tops and pants for your little one are made of Fair Trade, organic cotton. They’re flat-seamed and totally comfy for baby–and how cute are these simple mandala tops with words like “love” and “grow?” The dyes are low-impact, and even the packaging is recycled. I...

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Kids’ tees with teeth. Fierce.

After she watches Lion King, my kid spends most of the day running around in her pink underoos and roaring. She’s being Simba, of course. But it’s not really a costume she can wear out in public when she’s feeling fierce. These t-shirts by Kit and Lili, on the other hand, are the perfect Fall staple for monster-minded boys and girls who feel like unleashing their inner animals. After a summer of terrorizing the backyard, it’s awfully hard to be cooped up under fluorescent lights in school, using one’s quiet voice and taking turns. But if you can say,...

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Sale alert – Eco-friendly deals that will knock your organic socks off

I’m never far from a good sale, but a great one – well, I just can’t pull myself away. And thus is the case with the awesome moving sale at natural boutique UrthChild. You can score great deals on all sorts of fantastic eco-friendly brands, like this adorable Kate Quinn Organics yoked dress (now just $12.00), or one of our fave baby booties Isabooties (only $14.50). If you’re in search of higher priced designer brands, there’s no shortage of those either. They’ve got the rarely discounted Sarah Waldo Organics pieces like this beautiful Jessica Blouse as well as the...

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Clearance sales abound! Avast ye bargain shoppers!

It’s probably pretty clear that my favorite time for shopping is anytime, but I do so love the end of season sales – and what a doozy we found over at Parasols Kids Boutique. If you act fast, you can grab designer duds for your kids ranging in price from $5 to $25, which include summer styles as well as last fall and winter – an extra cool bonus. There are plenty of boy options, which seems like a rarity – like this great boys’ button down shirt (currently $15 down from $65 – pictured) which is perfect for...

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The 2010 Cool Mom Picks Back-To-School Guide is here!

It’s 104 degrees outside, and you know what that means: back to school and our annual Back to School Shopping Guide! We know– it doesn’t make much sense. But we also know that the next few ultra-sunny weeks will require new clothes, shoes, backpacks, and lunch gear. And let’s not forget indulgences for us moms, whether the moms in question are missing the carefree days of summer or mourning that first bus ride to Kindergarten. Sniff sniff. [Awesome giveaway after the jump!] This year’s Back to School Shopping Guide has everything you’d expect, from hip indie items to big...

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New kids accessories from Appaman – Hot (or cold) for Fall

After all these years of crushing hard on the cool kid’s clothes from Appaman, it’s high time that they added an accessories line. And just in time for back to school time. I’m really digging their hats, like the pilot hat in a cool striped fabric and faux fur lining. The girl’s Igloo hat looks great too, and isn’t drenched in pink – a nice alternative to many of the girl’s caps out there. You’ll also find a small but stylish array of kids’ gloves, mittens, and scarves, all of which are a cute way to top off Appaman’s...

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Summer sales – Stock up for next year!

I’m a huge fan of hitting end of season sales to outfit my kids for the following year. The clothes are still cute one year later (imagine that!) and even better, I can usually score the more expensive designer brands that I’ve been coveting all season long. Take the big summer clearance sale at the very stylish Lollie boutique where you can snag up to 70% off on some amazing brands. I love this Wrecking Ball tee by CMP fave City Threads (pictured left) for my truck-obsessed son, now $14 down from $28. I’m also digging their great selection...

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The 3 Little Pigs go 21st Century

I have a soft spot for nursery rhymes and classic kids’ stories, both of which seem to be slowly dying in our age of technology and television. But the folks at Sprout San Francisco have revived one of my favorite tales with a cool new set of kid’s t-shirts. Their adorable 3 Little Pigs construction t-shirt (pictured) offers a smart, modern twist on an old classic – with these pigs specializing in “sticks, straws, and bricks.” Cute, right? And the Big Bad Wolf Demolition shirt is just as clever. Both of the shirts are printed on soft, organic cotton right...

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Spotting bargains across the pond

Most of the online shopping I do at UK shops is of the window variety. As in, browsing only, do not pass go, do not add to my cart, do not pay international shipping. But sometimes I stumble on a sale so good, it makes it worth it to do more than drool. At the UK’s Alex and Alexa, their chic kids’ and baby’s clothing are on sale now at up to 50% off. Click on sale, sort by price, and you’ll find all sorts of goodies to love from labels like Imps + Elves, No Added Sugar, Diesel...

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All you need is love, and a mom who wants you to change the world

In a world where it’s easier to find tees for baby girls that say future gold digger than anything more…positive, I’ve always admired the I will make a difference tees from Booda Brand. [great offer after the jump!] The organic tees and onesies, which we’ve featured here before, now have a sweet new design just for girls; the word LOVE is beautifully printed in gold foil on the front, and I will make a difference is on the back. This is a message I sure hope all our girls grow up to believe. Besides, they’ll be making good on...

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These t-shirts put your kid in the director’s chair

If your morning routine is anything like ours is, then there’s probably a lot of hemming and hawing (that’s putting it very politely) about what the kids are willing to wear. Well, I have a sneaking suspicion that we could eliminate all the hassles with the brand new interactive t-shirts I just discovered. Yes, interactive t-shirts. These kids’ tees from Creative Director Clothing are designed by a Toronto-based artist, and I just happen to have one of his incredible pieces hanging in my living room – the curious among you can catch a glimpse of it behind me on...

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Wearing your favorite doll on your chest

We just can’t get enough of the adorable knit dolls and beautiful baby mobiles from one of the fair trade pioneers in the kids category, Blabla Kids. They are consistently some of the best baby gifts out there. Truth be told, I’m a bit obsessed with their online shop am there more than I’d care to admit, and so I was pleased to see that they’ve recently added a new line of t-shirts which is something I’ve been eagerly waiting for. The soft cotton tees feature images of their well loved dolls and my personal favorite has to be...

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The huge summer sale that’s molto bella at Estella

Estella is one of our favorite NYC boutiques, and it’s also Italian for star. (I mention this only because it makes me crave Italian cream cake.)  While Estella definitely sells the kind of designer kids clothing that makes you wish for a bigger budget, they’re having an amazing sale right now that’s certainly worth a look when you’re inside, taking a break from the humidity. At the Estella summer sale, you’ll find several luxe selections I love like lovely Album de Famiglia snap-front tunics for 50% off. I also like some sweet dresses from Estella’s own line which are...

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A little retro red, white, and blue

I’m all about dressing my kids in festive attire when a holiday rolls around, but I prefer when I can put them in it well beyond that one special day. In other words, no “Happy Independence Day 2010” tees for us today. [don’t miss the one day discount after the jump] What I do love though is this sweet summer tank dress from Misha Lulu, a CMP fave that’s known for their cool fabric combinations and unique designs. I’m big on the adorable retro graphics paired with the fun, bright skirt, making this summer beach dress a lovely change...

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