Struggling to find oh-so-stylish yet age-appropriate clothing for children? Here are our top picks for kids, tweens and teens fashion. A visit to these independent boutiques and stores will start you out right!
Sophisticated styles and great quality clothing for the bub? Yes please! Check out chic online shopping portal Angelibebe, which stocks 30 premium children’s fashion brands from Europe and America, for those aged 0 to 14 years old. Started in October last year, you can expect to see familiar names like Sonia Rykiel Enfant, Bang bang Copenhagen and Le Petit Tom. Also look out for Miss Grant Couture and Microbe from Italy, both of which are exclusive to this shopping site. Perfect for anyone who want to dress up their kids without the hassle of shopping malls, Angelibebe’s snazzy site makes buying high-quality brands dangerously easy – it’s just a click away.
Founded in Madrid in 2000, this premium Spanish fashion brand now has over 250 stores across the globe. We’re drooling over their newest F/W Collection available at the brand’s first store in Asia, conveniently located in Paragon Singapore. Inspired by the magic of childhood, the designers have created pieces from quality fabrics in a wide selection of colours and on-trend prints. From signature smocked dresses for babies to stylish parkas for the fashion-conscious tween, the pieces from GOCCO make great gifts without the hefty price tag.
We’ve got a soft spot for earthy tones and flowy fabrics, so imagine our delight when we discovered lifestyle store Cuckoo! If you’re anything like us, you’ll love the simple yet elegant dresses and tops from popular labels Numero 74 and Chandamama. Cuckoo stocks over 25 brands carrying accessories, apparel and furniture for babies to ten-year-olds, including Sebra Interior (for children furniture) and Mrs Mighetto (for quirky art prints), both of which are exclusive to this haven for the stylish ones.
Based in Hanoi, Danish fashion brand Copenhagen Delights designs and produces their own collection of quality garments for children from three months to 10 year. With roots in Scandinavian design traditions, you can expect modern, practical and chic styles that work for kids who are constantly on the go. On our radar is their latest collection – think fresh, casual and comfortable. For boys, we spy classical stripes and sporty orange that don’t go out of style, while girls can look forward to pretty patterns in soft fabrics. Best of all? Free shipping for orders above $150!
Shopping at Tiffany’s
Well known by both expats and locals for its fashion-forward designs in realistic size ranges, this boutique is a one-stop shop for dresses, jumpsuits, cute tops, shorts and accessories for both mums and teens. Owner Tiffany Maughan helps to curate her ranges for young adults with the help of her daughter Mackenzie on regular buying trips, and you’ll find anything from gowns for prom to beach-appropriate maxis at affordable prices. Fresh designs arrive weekly, so if you see something you like, we advise snapping it up pronto!
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The WYLD Shop
Founded by Aussie native Kara Bensley-Austin, this online boutique brings Australian high-street chic to Singapore’s shores, with the majority of designs being exclusive to her store. There’s plenty to browse through, including breezy dresses, cute bikinis, trousers, skirts and even sleepwear. Labels include Indikah, Minkpink, Liberty Lee and Paint it Red, to name a few. We also love the quirky sunglasses from Le Specs – the ideal finishing touch to any outfit! The team also holds frequent pop-up stores, trunk shows and shopping parties for keen young fashionistas.
This local and socially conscious brand first started out creating fun, printed trouser pants, shorts and scarves using artisan techniques and loomed fabric, all using sustainable techniques and transparent supply chains. Now, it’s launched a fabulous range of jumpsuits and rompers in soft cotton, ideal for teens and adults alike, produced using azo-free dyes.
Twelve By Elly
This multi-label boutique has made it its mission to cater for growing tweens! Here, you’ll find trendy clothing designs and accessories for both girls and boys between the ages of six and twelve. Brands are sourced from the US, Europe and Scandinavia, including names such as Baggu bags, Salted Caramel, Bensimon sneakers and American Outfitters. What’s more, some of the boutique’s colourful prints and designs are even created by co-owners Audrey and Carol, with the help of a graphic artist.
#02-06 Cluny Court | 6468 6156
This little home-grown boutique – founded by Erinna Khoo after she constantly struggled to find stylish and age-appropriate gear for her growing children – specialises in trendy yet sensible fashion for your teens and tweenagers ages seven to 14. You’ll find plenty of Singapore weather-friendly designs in store, from dresses to ballet shoes with sizing running from 9 to 14. Clothes and accessories are sourced from both Europe and Australia, including Animal Apparel and Timberland Kids.
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If it’s designer threads you’re after (perhaps for a special occasion!) Club 21’s fashion and lifestyle stores dedicated to children are the place to head. There are tons of outfit ideas at these multi-label stores for boys and girls up to age 16, including names such as Kenzo Kids, Junior Gaultier, Paul Smith Junior and more. Our favourite picks from their latest releases are these quirky bags for him and her from Stella McCartney Kids.