Tag: kids’ t-shirts

Tween cool, entirely 100% hoochie free

As the mother of a fashion-conscious tween, I am here to tell you that sizes 10-14 or so are a forgotten wasteland when it comes to outfitting your kid. Little kid clothes are plentiful and varied, but the choices taper off with each successive size. Most days I’m faced with the choice between Too Mature and Too Boring, with precious little in between. I tell you this to explain my elation over discovering Axl’s Closet, which not only stocks plenty of kid-approved options in the 8-14 age range, but does so from trendy labels that don’t succumb to skimpy...

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Wacky Packs are back – as tee shirts!

I grew up in the heyday of Mad Magazine and Wacky Packages and clearly my son has inherited both my twisted sense of humor and appreciation for fine parody. We both did a happy dance when we saw these new kids’ Wacky Pack T-shirts from 10 Again Clothing. Moms and dads will appreciate the 70’s flashback of great labels such as Slam Jims, and Cap’n Crutch, with some clever new additions, my favorite being Slacker Jack. They have the vintage look of a 35-year old t-shirt that’s been washed so many times it’s super duper soft. The toddler shirts,...

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Go Ask Alice for her wardrobe

We all know Alice in Wonderland is crazy hip right now, but let’s be honest – not all Alicey-items are swoon-worthy. This one, however? Is. The collection of Alice in Wonderland themed tees at Pajama Squid come to you from Australia’s Heavenly Creatures. Each super soft, super stripey cap-sleeved or classic kids’ t-shirt has a cotton patch featuring a different classic illustration. The white rabbit on that navy-and-white striped classic tee would be adorable on little boys too. The combination of simple pen-and-ink artwork on the bold stripes is a pretty delish retro-modern/one-of-a-kind-looking combo. I really wish they made...

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Enter the dragon

I am generally frustrated with all the embellished girls’ pants out there are covered in flowers, sequins, sparkles, or (eek) all three. So when I got wind of the Sejong Dragon Pant from CMP fave Tea Collection I thought, fabulous! Or, however you say fabulous in Korean. The sturdy, high-waisted, slightly flared dragon pants jumped out at me right away, and turns out the dragon pants are on the cover of their catalog so I guess I’m not alone here. I love the durability and versatility; Tea is showing the embellished canvas pants paired with their floral top, but...

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It’s like a custom baby tee convention

One thing we know about Psychobaby, is that when they come out with something new, it’s going to be everything we adore–clever, quirky and, of course, cool. Currently we’re now drooling over their new Custom Shop of personalized tees for kids. Personally, I am totally in lurve (which is more than love, according to Woody Allen), with the Monster Name Tee where the letters are made up of silly letter-shaped critters to spell out your favorite little monster’s name. I also really dig the Tattoo Tee for boys or girls. Sizes range from 3 months to 6 years and...

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Brooklyn in da Playhouse

I’m not sure when exactly my humble borough of Brooklyn, New York became cool, but there seems to be evidence of it, from the occasional celebrity sightings in my local diner, to people saying, “oh you live in Brooklyn? Cool.” So while a line of Brooklyn baby tees might have once been a display of local pride, I think visitors might appreciate them too. Bklyn Yard makes some of the most fabulous, most original printed baby tees and onesies I’ve seen in a while, all printed on insanely soft, designer-style “destroyed” peruvian cotton, giving it that rough-around-the-edges look that...

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Here Be Monsters – And Birds And Robots And Squids – For Your Little Monster

You’d think that with all those businesses out there designing hip/cool/adorable/clever tees for kids, a mother would be able to find at least one sweet monster design that was exactly to her taste. I mean, robots are everywhere. So are space aliens and bug-like creatures and Che Guevara. And those are great and all, but I’ve really been wanting some monsters for my little monster. Because I love monsters, and, also, because he is a monster. In toddler form, but still. So I was really excited when I came across Luv My Lolly, an online kidswear shop that has...

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Oh goodie!

Some of my kids’ favorite tees come from San Francisco’s Bunny and Bee. When we first discovered them a few years back, I fell in love with their modern but not obnoxiously hip t-shirt designs for boys and girls, from motorcycle-riding robots to retro-chic unicorns. While this mom and pop label has ditched the shopping cart on the website to focus on wholesale orders, they are selling an amazing t-shirt goodie bag right now via email. Basically you specify boy or girl, and a size from 6m through 6T, and for just $20 (hello!) you’ll get four random kids’...

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Adorable t-shirts – this time, it’s personal

There is no shortage of adorable graphic kids’ t-shirts out there (you’ve probably seen one or two here), but what I really love about Hopscotch Tees collection of customized tees is that they don’t just put your child’s name on the front; they also incorporate other information like the year your kid was born or hometown, to let your kid know that the shirt was really made just for them. The graphics range from cute girlie designs to robots and pirates that are cute for girls of all ages, but probably best for younger boys. In fact, the snug-fitting,...

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Princess Katie represents for feisty royalty everywhere

For my niece’s first Christmas, I got her a big collection of DVDs from great kindie rock artists, hoping it would help keep her away from all that awful kids’ music as she got older. But I never really think to check our favorite musicians’ websites for holiday gift ideas. And then I did. And now I’m glad. Because the Princess Katie and Racer Steve shop is pretty cool. There are holiday gift packs for fans of the band’s bouncy kids music, but what I really like are the Feisty Princess t-shirts which I know quite a few girls...

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Adoption t-shirts that say just the right thing

With the end of November just around the corner, we had to sneak in one more adoption gift in honor of National Adoption Month – this time the incredibly sweet I was born in my mama’s heart shirt from friend to Cool Mom Picks, mom-owned Baby Brewing. While Baby Brewing is generally known for shirts printed with clever, sometimes snarky sayings for moms and kids, we were instantly smitten with this particular shirt’s lovely sentiment. And it doesn’t hurt that 100% of the purchase from this shirt is donated to help feed hungry children in Haiti. That’s 100% awesome.  -Kristen Find this adorable...

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A t-shirt can be a WYSH your heart makes

My daughter spent the better part of her second summer in a Che Guevara onesie that bore the tagline: I don’t know who this is. The thing about those hipster tees, though is that they’re generally not, you know, heartwarming and inspirational. Which is not necessarily something that you want every day but come on, aren’t there times when you look at your child and you sort of wish that the words I am so freaking adorable that I make the world glow with my incandescent light were emblazoned all over them? It’s not just me. The lovely Lu...

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5 favorite picks for celebrating National Adoption Day

With some of our closest friends and family (and yes, even you, our fabulous readers) taking the plunge into parenthood through the amazing gift of adoption, we’re always on the lookout for amazing finds as a way to celebrate their journey. So in honor of National Adoption Day today, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite adoption-related picks.   1. The beautiful My Journey, My Family adoption journal  written by Zoe Francesca and illustrated by CMP fave Susie Ghahremani, is a lovely way for parents to document their adoption story without fudging around some of the traditional baby book categories. 2. We...

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Tees that make kids look good while doing good

Remember when we told you about Project 7 water? Remember how we told you that they donate half of their profits to charities that do the important work of feeding the hungry and protecting the environment? You do? Then you probably remember how cool we thought it was that the recycled bottles are used to make the other half of their cool 50% organic cotton t-shirts, but they weren’t available in kid sizes. Well, now they are. The hatch mark logo is a cool, not too preachy way to let everyone know that being environmentally and socially conscious is...

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This is one turkey I’d pardon

As a long-standing semi-vegetarian, I have a soft spot in my heart for the hapless turkey at this time of the year. So no one will be surprised if one of my kids shows up to Thanksgiving dinner wearing this absolutely adorable Gobble Gobble Turkey shirt for kids from Bright. This collaboration between CMP’s own Carrie Damen (hi Carrie! Surprise!) and Sara Williams is the complete antithesis to all those hideous holiday sweaters that start popping up this time of year. Printed on either a slate or chocolate brown American Apparel cotton tee, their little gobbler may not be...

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Sesame Street Couture

I admit that my daughter had one licensed Sesame Street shirt she got as a gift. I cringed every time she asked to wear it, not because I don’t like Sesame Street (who doesn’t like Sesame Street?) but because this one looked like it was designed by a blind monkey who had gotten a hold of Photoshop and some muppet clip art.  In any case, I’m way more partial to the handmade Cookie Monster shirt by Morfs. Made by designer and mom Julie Barger, the handmade shirt takes a more artistic approach to the classic blue guy, with a...

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Bring prosciutto to your next baby shower

Since bacon is the new black, it’s only logical that Wooster Street Meats, whose meat shirts we fell in love with last year, is now making prosciutto onesies for babies. There’s one in kids’ sizes too. Even if your babies are too young to be eating the stuff themselves, I love the idea of pairing it with the grown-up size prosciutto tee for an adorable daddy-son/daughter gift for your favorite carnivore. Especially since the shirts come in adorable deli packaging wrapped up with that red and white deli string.. Prefer sweets to meats? Check out the new canolli shirt...

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Tokidoki goes bambino, yippee!

When I first saw the new line of tokidoki apparel for babies earlier this year, I gasped — Must. Have. Now. But alas, it wasn’t available in the US “now,” then. Well, now it’s starting to be. These colorful characters are like the best of Hello Kitty without the worst of Hello Kitty — colorful, quirky, Japanese anime-inspired characters with a whole lot of edge, all from the mind of Italian illustrator Simone Legno. I’m a fan of the tokidoki lil’ devil kids’ tee spotted at Plum Denim, and the priceless little rocker onesie found right on the Tokidoki...

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The perfect baby gift, now with more choices

We’ve always thought that the personalized baby tees from Little Uni make the most thoughtful little $30-ish baby gifts – which is also why they’re featured so prominently on our 2009 Baby Shower Gift Guide. So it’s nice to see this mom2-run company coming out with some new designs on their high-quality tees to keep the choices fresh. The new hoot owl tee is a fun choice for a fall baby and I looove the little argyle sheep tee on pink for girls. Plus, there are crown tees now for little kings and queens. It was only a matter...

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Rock n roll princess

As my oldest daughter starts to get more into fairies and princesses and all things pink (God help me), I’m still trying to keep her just a wee bit rock ‘n roll. So I love the looks of this handmade guitar lap tee that feels both girlie and rocking all at once. I think the multiple textures in the applique is a great touch, and my only complaint is that the shirt doesn’t come in bigger sizes. But if you’ve got a rock star in training who’s 3-18 months, you’re in luck. Earplugs not included. –LizFind the guitar lap...

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