Bobo Choses: For President

Bobo Choses: For President

Bobo Choses is our first Spring/Summer collection of the year and WOW! What a way to start... For President is everything we love about Bobo - soft naturals meet beautiful bolds and quirky, colourful prints abound.

Ear-to-ear smiles, friendly pet lions, funny pepper presidential candidates, big tomatoes and smiley-fingered hands  - this collection is SO much fun and one the kids are guaranteed to enjoy wearing.

Mini Rodini AW20: Für Elise

Mini Rodini AW20: Für Elise

Mini Rodini never fail to impress; quirky, colourful prints that work as hard as kids play! It's one of those brands that is fun to buy and even more exciting to launch as little is revealed by way of 'sneak peaks' beyond the name of the collection. We get such a buzz launching the product after weeks of speculation on social media and there are always a few absolute gems in there that get folks super excited, and this season was no exception!

Autumn/Winter 2020 is an absolute cracker of a collection, with 3 chapters released across the months of July, August and September. Für Elise is inspired by classical music and art and there are so many fabulous new prints from Mozart pandas and cat choirs to notes and violas. 

Rylee + Cru AW20: Enchanted Forest

Rylee + Cru AW20: Enchanted Forest

Rylee + Cru is a gorgeous childrenswear collection founded by Californian illustrator Kelli Murray and designed in the United States, drawing inspiration from her own young family. There is an inherently vintage feel to her collections; each garment is hand-dyed and super soft making the clothes as comfortable as they are beautiful to wear.

Their latest collection, entitled 'Enchanted Forest' draws inspiration from enchantment and the extraordinary imagination of children, a magical place that reveals a world of mystery. Cast your mind back to being a child, running through the forest, building forts and becoming fairies in a kingdom surrounded by wild life where mushrooms and wild flowers form a pretty blanket on the forest floor. This collection is just SO PERFECT for Autumn!

Be Whatever You Want to Be with Bobo Choses Catalogue of Marvellous Trades

Be Whatever You Want to Be with Bobo Choses Catalogue of Marvellous Trades

It's here! The eagerly awaited AW20 collection by Bobo Choses, The Catalogue of Marvellous Trades.

Firstly, WOW What a week last week! And what a BUZZ launch day was! Drop 1 landed with us on Thursday 16th July and the excitement in the days that ran up to launch was palpable. We always thought this collection was something pretty special and to see that cross-over amongst all of our wonderful customers really was a joy to behold, thanks to each and every one of you for your orders. 

New Collection: Bobo Choses Growing Young - The Catalogue of Marvellous Trades

New Collection: Bobo Choses Growing Young - The Catalogue of Marvellous Trades

There has been SO MUCH buzz around the new Bobo Choses AW20 collection and there's absolutely no denying that when I first laid eyes on this season I let out an audible gasp, this is Bobo at their absolute finest!

The adult collection is first out of the traps this season so you can spoil yourself before indulging the kids.....The Catalogue of Marvellous Trades is a celebration of creativity, possibility and freedom and it's a little bit amazing!

Mama Still Got It!

Mama Still Got It!

I think for so many of us, dressing our kids in gorgeous clothes give us great pleasure. Equally, I think that for some (certainly me) the investment both emotionally and financially in our own wardrobes has waned slightly, now that there are small people to dress. And certainly (for many mamas) things aren't in the same place or the same shape as they used to be, having undertaken the immense task of carrying/birthing children and breast-feeding.

I am a default jeans and trainers kind of girl, and there's nothing wrong with that. It's a practical, comfortable and safe look that works well. There's occasions though where I do find myself feeling a bit meh as my staying in and going out clothes are one and the same! And so we've decided to broaden our horizons a bit and branch out a little further than we have historically into womenswear, with so many of our favourite baby and kid brands having adult offshoots with some really lovely pieces.

Emile et Ida is one of the womenswear brands we have decided to focus on this spring/summer - they design and produce deliciously retro basics with folky roots. Its a really wearable collection and one that can be as easily dressed up as down plus (bonus!) lots of tees and tops that look great with jeans. With a colour palette of caramel and ecru together with dusty pinks and blues we are stocking skirts and dresses too from extra small to large.

We are also carrying Liilu in mama sizes this season for the first time. A really beautiful collection with a timeless feel. Every piece is made from 100% organic cotton muslin and we have a small but perfectly formed collection of dresses, skirts, shirts and blouses available but be quick, we are already down to the last item in several designs!

We are also delighted to be stocking Bobo Choses Growing Young again this Spring/Summer. A Dance Romance is an immensely fun collection that features prints and shapes from the kids collection. They have taken some of the very best pieces and given them just a little bit of a twist - we have some stand-out t shirts and sweatshirts (I may have brought them all!) but also some gorgeous knits and some beautifully printed shirts and midi skirts and so much more besides!

With additional pieces from Rylee and Cru, Mingo, My Moumout, Poudre Organic, Monkind, The Animals Observatory and Le Petit Germain plus adult sunglasses from Izipizi, its well worth a browse! We are currently in the throes of making our website a bit more user friendly, its still a work in progress but we have created a Womenswear section and you are now able to search by price, size and brand, it makes such a difference!

Womenswear is an area we hope to continue to grow.....we may well top up our existing collections this season and have already placed orders for Autumn/Winter 2020. Shop what we have so far online here, and watch this space for further news!

Misha and Puff

Misha and Puff

We love it when there is buzz around a brand or a collection and Misha & Puff has brought it in bucketloads these last couple of weeks! We had so many messages from customers dying to find out what we are stocking this season and the enthusiasm has been infectious, we were so excited to make the collection live yesterday at 3pm (or so, after a hugely stressful technical glitch!) and we couldn't be more grateful for your response, thank you for each and every one of your glorious orders which we are pleased to say will be winging their way to you early next week.

For anyone not familiar with Misha & Puff, the brand was founded by stylist Anna Wallack in 2011. From the humble beginnings of the very first season when handmade samples were personally carried shop-to-shop to generate interest, Misha & Puff has grown into the business we know and love today. Crucially there is one thing that hasn't changed in all that time and that is the ethos that is central the brand, to make things the best way possible, in the nicest way possible. 

Each Misha & Puff piece is thoughtfully designed before being lovingly handcrafted in Peru by a team of dedicated and talented knitters, all of whom are very much part of the Misha & Puff family and many of which have been a part of the team since the very beginning. The knitters take great pride in their creations (rightfully so because they are things of beauty!) and on the hang tag of each garment you will find the name of the person responsible for creating that individual item.

Working with premium natural fibres, the merino in Misha and Puff designs is incredibly soft, hard-wearing and itch-free whilst the hand-dying process creates a truly unique and rich depth of colour. SS20 also features luxurious pima cotton yarn and the new collection is perfect for those sunny days ahead.

The ever-popular popcorn sweaters and cardigans return in the prettiest colour palate - vanilla, caramel, coral, dusty blue, sunflower and faded space dye. It's so hard to choose a favourite but I think it's the dusty blue that has my heart this season, available from 12 months all the way up to 8 years.

The must have item of the season has to be the skating pond skirt which completely sold out in all seven colour-ways in just a couple of hours! We can't wait for your images to start filtering though on instagram (please do tag us) as it was one of our personal favourites this season too. Pleated, and complete with attached bloomers this piece encapsulates Misha & Puff's signature style, combining beauty with practicality.

If knitwear isn't your thing there are some lovely pieces in organic pima cotton carrying the beautiful orchard design. We have the balloon romper, collar tee, cycling shorts and the scout dress (pictured) available in both mint and sunflower. The dress is just so easy to style with a built-in kerchief together with a ruffle hem. Just beautiful.

There are some beautiful t-strap shoes and sandals too, which are so versatile and would look fab with just about everything.

Misha and Puff clothes are built to last, and meant to be passed down. Shop the full collection online here and prepare to be wowed!

 

New Collection: The Animals Observatory SS20

New Collection: The Animals Observatory SS20

The Animals Observatory launched their incredible SS20 collection on Tuesday 28th January with several styles on track to sell out in the first week!

TAO's Creative Director, Laila Aguilar, finds inspiration in a number of recurring themes that include vintage clothing, typography as well as the work of certain painters, architects and interior designers which is as evident with this collection as in previous seasons.

For Spring/Summer 2020, Laila pays homage to the romantic world of flowers and the richness of their colour palette. There are a number of truly beautiful prints and styles available for babies in playsuits, sweatshirts, culottes and bodysuits with dresses, shirts, skirts, sweatshirts, jumpsuits, t-shirts and scarves for older children.

 

The gentle nature of flowers and the muted colours so reminiscent of Eric Rohmer's films contrast with the dazzling and radical style of classic rock stars. Like you, we love the violet this season, it works so beautifully with this typeface!

The latest collection also portrays the elegance of 1970s Saint Tropez. Classic and vintage patterns draw inspiration from Tex Avery cartoons and reflect the natural elegance of iconic figures such as Lauren Hutton, Caroline Bessette, John Kennedy, Brooke Shields and Jackie Kennedy in their youth.

 

TAO pieces are practical, playful and comfortable and always true to the philosophy central to the brand, to be a good animal, true to your instincts.

With over 120 styles available across baby sizes 6 to 18 months and kid sizes 2 to 10 years, there really is something for everyone. Shop the full collection here or come and visit our lovely shop in beautiful Brighton where we will have an edit of key pieces available in the near future.

New Collection: Bobo Choses Growing Young - A Dance Romance

New Collection: Bobo Choses Growing Young - A Dance Romance

Hands up who has impeccably dressed kids but often neglects to buy anything new for themselves? I know I'm not alone! With the latest Bobo Choses Growing Young collection we are all out of excuses. Featuring prints and shapes from the kids collection, Bobo have given some very best pieces a little twist and come up with the most amazing capsule collection for growing-young adults who appreciate creativity and love to have fun!

For those not already familiar with their SS20 collection, A Dance Romance, it is (as the name suggests!) inspired by the joyful world of dance. With this collection, young-at-heart dancers are encouraged to let themselves go, feel the rhythm, dance and feel happy and if you've seen any of their brilliantly bonkers promo videos you'll have seen what they mean!

There are too many womenswear pieces on our must-have list to feature here. There are some stand-out t-shirts and sweatshirts, some lovely knits (we adore the oranges knitted short sleeve jumper) but also some beautiful printed shirts and midi skirts.

This is our second season carrying Growing Young and our first to feature menswear, we have chosen a few keys pieces that we think will appeal, taking twinning possibilities to tripletting possibilities if you are that way inclined!

   

Accessories include beautiful silky scarfs in either a leopard, chachacha kiss and all over pineapple print and some very cute short socks available in lips and leopard! 

For the home we love these bamboo plates and cups  - available separately as sets of four with the plates priced at just £26 and cups at £17.

 

"When dancing, there isn’t a right way and a wrong way, there’s just your own way. Dancing gives us a feeling of happiness; makes ourselves feel confident and becomes a way to express what we cannot put into words."

Available online now in women's sizes XS-L and Mens S-L.

New Collection: Repose - People

New Collection: Repose - People

Next week the SS20 launches start in earnest, we are busy unpacking and sorting and uploading and listing, there's honestly not enough hours in the day! Its always a really exciting time though and in the depths of a wet and windy winter here in the UK it does mean we dare start daydreaming of the warm and sunny days ahead!

One of our brands is doing things a little bit differently this year. Amsterdam based Repose AMS will release four collections across the year, two main and two capsule and one has already dropped! The first main collection and Repose's ninth, People, launched in December and it really is the most beautiful collection centred around love and belonging.

Moving away from the usual seasonal drops has allowed Repose AMS to re-write the rules. Where one might usually expect to be browsing tank tops and tees in the depths of winter to wear in the months to come, this collection is perfectly suited to this very moment which is a rather lovely thing!

The first drop features some beautiful knitwear together with fleece pants and jackets which will keep your little ones cosy during the colder months as well as some lighter weight pieces as we transition in the Spring.

Their must-have signature striped skater dress comes in a peachy and golden block stripe this season and we adore the twirl dress, a long sleeved woven vichy checked dress with gathered waist and back fastening. A classic design that looks so beautiful on.

We also adore these hair clips, sold singularly and available in squared or rounded shapes in a choice of five colours: Caramel Brown Marble (Rounded), Soft Powder Pink (Rounded), Multi Marble (Squared), Sand Brown Marble (Squared) and Soft Blueish (Squared).

Repose clothing is the perfect marriage of design and comfort blended with a harmonious combination of colour, shape and texture and we applaud them for daring to try something new. We are really excited to see how their vision pans out across the coming year and hope you enjoy the idea as much as you will the collection, available to view in full here.