It can be an uphill battle with kids & their clothes.
As babies we get to make their choices for them & dress them in whatever we please. We are showered with gorgeous little outfits we’d never spend the money on ourselves as gifts & everything is so darn cute!
Then they become toddlers & practicality & durability become your child’s number 1 priorities in fashion.
As they get older, they start to develop their own clothing ideas, too scratchy, too frilly, not frilly enough, not pink enough…….!
My daughter is now 10 & I have found myself in the “big kids” section. And with that Size 7 & up realm comes a whole new world of clothing options.
There’s a lot of black, a lot of slogans & a lot of skimpy stuff!
Same for my 6 year old boy – everything is black & grey & sometimes just a little too grown up.
It can be a real mine field trying to find interesting options for your kids outside of the Target, Big W, K Mart staples.
I’ve grouped a bunch of them together here. Not all of these options will be in your budget, but they do offer some very cool variety & something just a little bit different.
And my number 1 tip for shopping for kids clothes online – shop around! Found an item in Children of the Tribe that’s a bit too pricey – Google it! More than likely you’ll find it pop up in another online clothing store & with a bit of luck on sale!
Children of the Tribe
Children of the Tribe is pure boho gold for your little ones! Australian owned & operated from Byron Bay, you’ll want these designs for yourself!
Harley & Soo
Harley & Soo is an online store as well as having a bricks & mortar store in Mt Hawthorn, Western Australia. Clothing sizes range from 0-12 years as well as gorgeous home wares, toys & bags.
You’ll find all the brands you love like Munster, Zuttion & Hubble & Duke here.
This gorgeous Bella & Lace Bonnie Top is $70. And they have Afterpay!
4 Daughters is global fashion for teens.
A product of an Australian Mum with 4 daughters & her frustration at the lack of appropriate clothing options for them, 4 Daughters aims to provide your girls with age appropriate fashion from all over the world with an online store & a bricks & mortar store in Manly, New South Wales.
Just for girls, most pieces are sized 10-16, perfect for that in-between age! This super cute Red Check Plaid Dress is from French label FITN & is $115.
Yoko has all the brands you want for your cool little boys & girls with sizes starting at 0 up to 10 years.
Minti, Mini Rodini & Tiny Tribe are right here as well as interiors, toys & gifts.
Minouche is beautiful Australian designed clothing for babies & girls (soon to be boys too!) up to size 10. P
Pieces are relaxed, natural & a definite vintage edge.
This Charcoal Valerie Blouse is $50.
Tumble & Dry
Tumble & Dry provides hip, functional & global fashion for both boys & girls aged 0-16 years. It’s practical & age appropriate & I love to trawl the sale pages online!
It’s available in boutiques throughout Australia & online as well as Myer.
I’d love to hear what your favourite places to shop for kids clothing are! Let me know in the comments!