I have always shopped from independent brands for my daughter’s wardrobes, as has Sarah for her children, so a story on our favourite small childrenswear brands has been in the Little Spree line-up for some time. However with the present situation unfolding, now seems a more prescient time than ever to support those businesses that are dedicated to creating exquisite, unique pieces for children. While these brands are undoubtedly more expensive than high-street labels, the quality and attention to detail of their designs sets them apart – they are pieces to be treasured and handed down from sibling to sibling. You will also be supporting a small business help weather the current economic storm (all while shopping online from the comfort of home.) From bonnets, to bows to stylish swimwear, stunning occasion wear and everything in between, below is a list of labels that Sarah and I turn to when looking for something different, yet beautifully designed.
Irresistibly sweet cashmere knits, plus clothing, swimwear and sun hats in Liberty print and linen.
Vintage-inspired nightwear too beautiful to save just for sleep.
Nostalgia meets contemporary cool with clothes and accessories you’ll wish came in your size.
Ruffled rompers and dungarees in linen and velvet with a sustainable ethos.
Mimi & Lula
Chic yet sweet accessories that capture children’s imagination.
Exquisite Spanish-inspired designs for boys, girls and babies with heirloom appeal.
Little Cotton Clothes
Charming cotton designs in classic silhouettes.
Matilda and Grace
The sweetest hand-tied hair bows and scrunchies in linen and Liberty print.
Whimsical children’s clothing which wouldn’t feel out of place in an Enid Blyton storybook.
Elegant prints meet relaxed silhouettes for the chicest of childrenswear.
Sleepwear in charming prints designed to stand the test of time.
Exquisitely-made shoes for children that are comfortable, chic and crafted to last.
Sustainable, UV resistant swimwear that is also super stylish.
The cutest knitted booties for newborns and babies.
Nights by Wilder
Classic cotton sleepwear in seasonless prints.
Outside the Lines
Bohemian-inspired designs created with older girls in mind.
Quality, eco-friendly swimwear to stay stylish but protected in the sun.
Fun organic cotton essentials for babies and toddlers.
Bumble and Ava
Ethical, sustainable clothing for boys and girls in playful prints.
Traditional styles with a European influence made for special occasions.
Tobias and the Bear
Modern, organic cotton basics stamped with eye-catching patterns.
Stylish prints and unexpected details lend a luxurious feel to laidback designs for boys, girls and babies.
Rompers, smocks, dresses and dungarees in floaty fabrics made for warm-weather days.
Embroidered, effortless pieces for girls with a free-spirited feel.
Embroidery, tassels and tiers of fabric equal clothes with a free-spirited vibe.
Melo and Marl
Linen pyjamas for little ones in playful prints.
Beautifully made childrenswear with on-trend detailing.
Rylee + Cru
Pared-back styles in super-soft fabrics for carefree days.
Bob & Blossom
Modern slogan sweatshirts and tees in pastel hues.
Easy, breezy pieces in stripes, florals and checks.
The Bright Company
Ethically made pyjamas in organic cotton stamped with cute graphic prints.
Sylvie Anne Childrenswear
Tweed and Liberty print bonnets perfect for cooler days.
Bunny & Mouse
Hand-made smocked dresses that never date.
Charming knitted bonnets handmade in Vienna.
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