Tag: cool kids’ clothes

The baby gift that makes the ovaries hurt. Thanks a lot, Marie Chantal.

I am done with having babies. For real. But I have to admit, when I come across something as utterly delicious as this velour angel wing snapsuit from luxury kids label Marie-Chantal, it does give me pause. But no. NO. I’m standing firm here. All I need is a good friend who I can justify buying this insanely adorable one-piece for. Not only is it beyond lovely in white, blue or pale pink, and soft as a baby lamb wrapped in cashmere swaddled in cotton balls, the angel wings baby coverall comes spectacularly presented in a beautiful little keepsake...

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A little Rat Pack for your rug rat

Some people think having a sense of environmental awareness and a sense of humor are mutually exclusive. This awesome kids’ Mensch t-shirt featuring Sammy Davis Jr. proves them wrong. In fact the folks at Curly Monkey take irreverent and eco-friendly to a whole new level: All of their baby and kids’ clothing is made with 100% certified organic cotton, and each t-shirt is hand silk-screened with non-toxic water-based ink, which makes them crazy soft. Now of course, being a Jewish New Yorker, I assume everyone knows what mensch means. Just in case, it translates to good person, and Sammy...

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$10 dresses, made in America. Or wherever you are.

There’s a whole lot of kids’ clothes we feature here that must inspire the craftier moms among us to proclaim I could make that myself. Well la-di-da for you– not all of us are so very skilled that we could “make that ourselves” without it looking like something out of a tenth grade Home Ec class. But then Linda Trent comes along and gives us a little cheat: DIY dress kits including the pattern, the pre-cut fabric and the accessories you need to make peasant dresses, cowboy skirts, and versatile tunics. She even includes the thread. Total cost for...

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The bling-free baby track suit. Yes, it exists.

We’re already completely smitten with the offerings from Westcoast Baby, so when we heard that this two-mom team added track suit sets in toddler sizes (woo!), we couldn’t wait to take a look. Created with their signature soft stretch cotton jersey and manufactured in Canada, these casual play clothes are perfect for every season. And no big crazy logos or gratuitous hardware. Wear the hoodie with jeans, or pair the comfy track pants with a bright summer tank– the bold gender neutral colors make them perfect for girls or boys. Just not grown-ups. Darn. -KristenFind beautiful baby clothes and layette options...

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Toby + Rei spin bamboo and cotton into a whole lot of cute

I don’t think I could ever send my kids off to school with a flimsy paper lunch bag after getting one of Toby + Rei’s sturdy and very cool reusable Robot Lunch Sacks. These heavyweight, 100% organic cotton sacks are so much bigger than the typical lunch bag, meaning I can get a sandwich, fruit, treat and reusable water bottle in there without later hearing about a squished PB&J. The stick-figure robots on the front of the bag could be passed from my daughters to my son and, unlike their latest pop obsession, would never become “so last year”....

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The Mini Cooper – Now coming to a toddler tee near you.

“Hey! I wanna get dat!” is what my four-year-old son yelled when he saw the hip little Mini Cooper kids’ tee from charlieandsarah. He loves the stylin’ red Britmobile on the front of this comfy long-sleeved tee. I love that this shirt is part of a line that parents Charlie and Sarah created to teach their half-English son some proper British terms. Think wearable flashcards. Also check out the great illustrations for lolly, wellies and the Union Jack; you just may decide to teach your child English as a second language. –ChristinaFind a great selection of tees and onesies...

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You’ve gotta keep them excavated

When my second born, a boy, joined our brood, I entered the  fascinating world of Things That Move. I point out the backhoes on our drive to school, and we clamor to the window on Mondays to watch the garbage truck come by our house. You should hear the squeals when we pass a working bulldozer. So if you’ve got a little boy or girl who’s all about trucks, then you’ll want to make sure to check out the cool transportation kids’ shirts from Brooklyn’s Two Blue Cars. They create detailed drawings of real live excavators (pictured), diggers, even...

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Editors Best of 2008 – The coolest kids clothes, baby clothes, slings and shoes (whoo shoes!)

We thought we’d close out 2008 with our carefully if somewhat painfully culled down list of favorites of our favorite items to shop for in the whole world–kids’ clothes, baby clothes, and kids’ shoes. If only they didn’t outgrow these gorgeous things so easily. Oh well, that’s why we have second and third kids I suppose. Kristen: My daughter got so many compliments in her Lou & Lee handmade onesie (at top) that I’ve decided to keep her in it forever (ha!) Liz: If the idea of Tibetan yak hair fair trade kids’ clothes from Shokay sounds odd, think cashmere....

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Plain [organic] jane

It’s no trouble finding a range of organic onesies bedecked with humorous sayings and adorable designs these days. But I’m a fan of the solid, slogan-free organic play clothes as well, which can be a little harder to track down unless you’re a big fan of oatmeal and white. Apparently moms Katie Winburn and Kristen McNicholas felt the same way and so they created Rattled, featuring bright organic basics for babies and toddlers. I’m loving the saturated colors and soft fabric, but most of all I appreciate that they won’t thin and pill after a few washings. And from...

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My little kittens have lost their mittens

It is four days before the official start of winter and we are already down one scarf, 1 1/2 pairs of gloves, and two hats. Some of them mine. While I’m reluctant to shell out big bucks on replacing them, I’m sort of having trouble resisting the warm, wooly ruffle scarf and matching mittens from fancy kids clothes purveyors, Best & Co in a choice of two colors-none of them involving pink. It’s especially appealing at the super discounts they’re offering right now. Score another one for the procrastinators and mitten-losers among us. –Liz Best &Co is currently having...

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Organic kids clothes take over the world. Starting with the holidays.

With all the holiday invitations coming up, I’m trying to broaden the girls’ party wardrobe without succumbing to either scary appliquéd sweaters or velvets and tulles that will be a bitch to get the Christmas punch out of. Sparrow LA is answering my prayers with a beautiful range of organic kids’ clothes from the mom-designed LA label Sticks and Stones. They’re doing the most awesome organic dresses and separates for girls in sophisticated colors and natural fabrics that are easy to care for too. My girls could get a whole lot of use out of the black recycled jersey...

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The perfect kids jeans jacket. At last! At last!

I have been on the hunt for the perfect children’s jeans jacket ever since my baby outgrew the one handed down from her sister. And by outgrew I mean I continued to stuff her into it until it simply became cruel and unusual punishment. Gimos Kidswear has totally saved the day with their delicious little mao-styled jeans jacket. The styling is modern, the cotton soft and light enough to serve as a fall jacket or a winter layering piece, and the denim wash is the perfect shade of indigo. Plus? No bling, no gratuitious hardware, no big logos across...

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Editors Best of 2007: Clothes and shoes

Baby clothes Kristen: Maybe it’s because my husband and I are both avid guitar players, or because it’s one of the most amazing shirts I’ve ever seen. But either way, Damestarbaby’s handsewn guitar tee has won my heart. Liz: The cozy sweatshirt-styled baby sac from Sir Hayes makes me hope that my friends will start having more baby boys. But as long as they keep having girls, I love Matilda & Co. and their one of a kind rompers and infant bubbles made from vintage fabrics. Kids clothes Kristen:  Abe Jones makes duds that are just lovable, particularly their...

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