Michele Harriman-Smith, 66, is the CEO of Childrensalon, the luxury childrenswear retailer. The company was founded in 1952 by Michele’s mother, Sybil, as a single boutique in Kent. It is now an online empire with more than 300 staff and customers in more than 160 countries. Since 2012, sales have increased by more than 500%. Harriman-Smith lives with her husband, George, in Tunbridge Wells.
Gifting, too, plays an outsize role in the childrenswear market. "While we may not buy our kids a $200 to $400 dress on a regular basis, grandparents, aunts, the people who are in your lives who want to buy for your kids often like to spend a little bit more on that and give them a special occasion dress," says Mendoza, reasoning that since "documenting every second of your child's life is so implicit in people's lives these days," it makes sense that people may feel better about splurging on pieces for occasions like holidays and birthdays.
Shop an amazing selection of children’s books and toys here at AlexandAlexa. With a huge range of categories, you can be sure that you will find everything you could possibly need for all occasions and requirements, from little kids’ treats to unique baby gifts. Our brilliant range of boys’ toys will inspire and delight even the fussiest of children. We stock the best selection of recognised and reputable boys’ toys brands such as Lego which will no doubt ignite their flair for creativity and construction. Our great girls’ toys brands include Hello Kitty and Breyer. Perfect for princesses who love girly girls toys! If you are looking for baby toys, shop Steiff or Moulin Roty. Here you will find the best teddy bears and soft baby toys for newborns to toddlers.
Bonpoint was founded in 1975 as a couture house for children, and although the brand now owns and operates more than 110 boutiques worldwide and sales are estimated at around €100 million, or around $114 million per year, it still maintains a Paris atelier and shows a couture collection (which, according to the FT, accounts for about 10 percent of sales) twice a year. Along with Baby Dior, which opened the doors to its first Paris boutique in 1967 — Princess Grace of Monaco cut the inaugural ribbon — the brand was a pioneer in the field, and with its exclusive focus on childrenswear, it has since developed a reputation for impeccable fit and attention to detail, eschewing trendiness in favor of timeless design. This, of course, doesn't come cheap: A smocked floral baby romper, for example, costs $235, while a leather varsity jacket in sizes up to 12 years will set you back $1,665 (Pukay, for one, says she tries to wait until pieces go on sale to shop).
I have ordered from childrensalon three times now, never had a problem. On my last order the givenchy tracksuit only just fitted my 1 year old despite it being size 18 months. I read reviews on here about how difficult getting a refund or exchange was so I was a little reluctant to do so. I paid extra to have DPD pick the clothes from my house instead of the royal mail choice as I felt it would always be tracked. As soon as they recieved my item I had an update, I had an update when they was preparing my item and when they was sending it. I received my new item today all nicely packed and didn’t have any issues. I would 100% recommend this company as I personally have never had a problem, very easy to shop and return items, always been reasonably priced and even have a very good sale on at the moment.
They've also introduced the brand to a new whole new set of customers. "We have totally reached a new audience with the mini line," says Parikka. "Before, our shoes were mainly for a trendy crowd, and now with the mini we reach customers from 0 to 70 years old. I think our oldest customer has actually been way over 90." After all, who can't appreciate a tiny sneaker with rabbit ears for a tongue and a pom-pom tail?
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Children are known for their appreciation of dirt, popsicles and boogers — less so for fancy fashion items like $865 embroidered Gucci sweaters or $390 studded Fendi sandals. And yet both brands offer sizes as small as 0-3 months, as well as full collections that run the gamut from onesies to mini leather moto jackets. In fact, just about every major luxury brand in 2017 has an offshoot line of apparel and accessories scaled down for the 12-and-under set: Dolce and Gabbana's floral-printed dresses are a hit with the mommy-and-me shopper, Moncler's Enfant collection has fur-trimmed snowsuits for tots in colder climates and Adidas's Yeezy Boosts come in infant sizes that are only slightly easier to cop than their adult counterparts. Elie Saab even went so far as to show matching gowns for children on his Fall 2016 couture runway in Paris last July.
Gifting, too, plays an outsize role in the childrenswear market. "While we may not buy our kids a $200 to $400 dress on a regular basis, grandparents, aunts, the people who are in your lives who want to buy for your kids often like to spend a little bit more on that and give them a special occasion dress," says Mendoza, reasoning that since "documenting every second of your child's life is so implicit in people's lives these days," it makes sense that people may feel better about splurging on pieces for occasions like holidays and birthdays.
Long recognised for our excellence in style, choice and superb customer service. Based in Ilford in Essex, our stores are renowned for their enormous selection of children’s designer clothes. We ensure that our kids clothes are always at the forefront of the latest trends. With collections catering for newborn tots and children up to 16 years, shopping with us is easy and enjoyable. Browse our collections online from the comfort of your home or visit one of our shops to keep your kids looking fashionable all year round.

Given their pedigrees, it's no surprise that some of the pieces on the site require a champagne budget — $300 Golden Goose sneakers for tween boys, $98 cashmere briefs by bespoke kids' brand Flora and Henri designed to be fitted over a diaper, a $395 Missoni plush teddy bear — but a surprising majority are more accessible, with lesser-known independent brands spotlighted alongside familiar names.
Trust in top-class quality and you can be sure that your offspring is always dressed accordingly. If you want to impart a good dress sense and a proper style permanently to your daughter or your son, it is best, if you start early in doing so. The designers use high-quality and sometimes exotic materials, so that your child will develop a feeling for the exceptional things at an early stage. The haptic and the wearability of children’s fashion speak for themselves. Instead of buying clothes off the peg, which sometimes radiates a certain uniformity, you are buying the best thing possible for your offspring with designer children’s fashion. We are covered in clothes all day every day, thus it should be as good as possible.
This is my favourite online shop for clothes for my baby girl. Addicted to browsing their website! The clothes and accessories are out of this world. They are so unique and stylish. The also have many great items in outlet. I have ordered now four times from their website and have never disappointed with their fast delivery, beautifully wrapped packages!

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This is my favourite online shop for clothes for my baby girl. Addicted to browsing their website! The clothes and accessories are out of this world. They are so unique and stylish. The also have many great items in outlet. I have ordered now four times from their website and have never disappointed with their fast delivery, beautifully wrapped packages!
We became part of so many of your lives, over the many years we have spent together, and we love nothing more than to see your little people feeling special in Ladida. We are about relishing each moment of our children's days. Looking into their eyes, and seeing the words they say. Every gesture, every smile, and learning so much from their pure and precious souls. We are about holding our children tight and cherishing those young years that fly by oh-so-fast.
Others still are poised to enter the fray in the coming months: Givenchy's inaugural childrenswear collection hits shelves this summer, and both Emilio Pucci Kids and a newly relaunched Roberto Cavalli Junior will debut for Spring 2018. The retail space is evolving, too. In March, former Vogue editors Sylvana Ward Durrett and Luisana Mendoza launched Maisonette, a Farfetch-style platform that allows customers to shop a curated selection from children's boutiques around the world, and last year, Farfetch itself entered the category, since expanding to carry over 10,000 items from 20 different countries. Clearly, there are plenty of parents who are shelling out for high-end wardrobes for their broods, but who are they? And why invest in an expensive outfit that likely won't fit in six months, or shoes that are liable to be kicked off in a stroller?
If you're looking for the best selection of baby girls' clothing, shop our best-sellers like Will'Beth baby gowns, a luxurious line of baby girls' formal outfits with a classic spirit. We also offer an awesome array of toddler girls' essentials, including toddler girls' dresses, sleepwear, casuals and more, plus a well-stocked variety of girls' clothing sized 4 to 6X. Tween girls clothing, including super trendy tops and more by Haven Girl, Florence Eiseman and Sarah Louise, provides styling opportunity for girls aged 10 to 12.
I would be giving this review 0 other than the stars stopping me.Not impressed ordered a few times before no problems in the past. Sent an item back as the dress was too big to order a smaller size. Had a very very rude email back about the dress smelling different and had it been worn even though the dress had all tags bags etc? Basically withholding my returned monies calls and emails all this whilst away with my family which is pretty disgusting. They clearly didnt see the other email about me ordering a different size? Why would I order a dress send it back worn and then ordered a smaller size?I've never been more insulted in all my life.The customer services needs a retrain ! They should be ashamed and if it wasnt for data protection laws id be posting the insulting email for all to view trust me they would be losing custom!
The company was founded in 1952 by Sybil Harriman as a shop selling children’s clothes in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.[2] She and her husband Rene had previously lived in Vienna but relocated to the UK after the birth of their 6th child.[3] Rene was a jazz pianist and Sybil ran a sewing circle for women until she established Childrensalon as a workroom at her house.[3] There, she pleated, smocked and even remade old fabrics into clothes for her children.[3] In April 2017, Childrensalon launched Petit Outlet site[4][5] 

She and Ward Durrett have three children each and cite the frustrations of shopping for them as their inspiration for launching the platform. "The process of shopping for your young children is incredibly tedious," says Ward Durrett. "You have to go to a number of websites to get the things you need for your kids — you're at a shoe site, you're at another site for pants, you're at another site for a special occasion dress. It's a disaggregated market, and it's incredibly inefficient. And when you're a mom, you have the least amount of time in your life." The aim of Maisonette, then, is to be a one-stop shop for apparel, accessories, toys, decor and more, all aimed at a style-conscious consumer who values quality as much as they value convenience. The parent demographic is also a smart target for an e-commerce venture: According to a recent study by Big Commerce, parents spend 75 percent more time online shopping each week, and spend more of their budget online in comparison to non-parents.
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Gifting, too, plays an outsize role in the childrenswear market. "While we may not buy our kids a $200 to $400 dress on a regular basis, grandparents, aunts, the people who are in your lives who want to buy for your kids often like to spend a little bit more on that and give them a special occasion dress," says Mendoza, reasoning that since "documenting every second of your child's life is so implicit in people's lives these days," it makes sense that people may feel better about splurging on pieces for occasions like holidays and birthdays.
"We saw that there were more locals coming in and shopping with their children during the week," explains Patel. "We really saw an opportunity to develop more of a mommy-and-me concept, which we didn't have on the floor originally. So we started to test out childrenswear in line with the adult." The move highlights the synergy between the prints, colors and silhouettes, tempting shoppers into picking up kiddie-sized metallic horsebit loafers ($390) to match the pair they were planning to buy for themselves. Dolce and Gabbana has also mastered the mini-me trend: Farfetch's Buying and Merchandising Director Candice Fragis says the brand's lemon-print dresses and swimsuits sold out simultaneously on the site in both women's and kids' sizes.
Bonpoint was founded in 1975 as a couture house for children, and although the brand now owns and operates more than 110 boutiques worldwide and sales are estimated at around €100 million, or around $114 million per year, it still maintains a Paris atelier and shows a couture collection (which, according to the FT, accounts for about 10 percent of sales) twice a year. Along with Baby Dior, which opened the doors to its first Paris boutique in 1967 — Princess Grace of Monaco cut the inaugural ribbon — the brand was a pioneer in the field, and with its exclusive focus on childrenswear, it has since developed a reputation for impeccable fit and attention to detail, eschewing trendiness in favor of timeless design. This, of course, doesn't come cheap: A smocked floral baby romper, for example, costs $235, while a leather varsity jacket in sizes up to 12 years will set you back $1,665 (Pukay, for one, says she tries to wait until pieces go on sale to shop).
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For now, prospective sellers can be savvy about what they buy by keeping resale value in mind. "In the resale business, you'll see a higher return on these classic, timeless investment pieces that never go out of style, like a Burberry or Moncler jacket, or something super on-trend right now, like Gucci — everyone wants Gucci," says Locker. "We see completely what's happening in women's mirrored in children's." 

Shop an amazing selection of children’s books and toys here at AlexandAlexa. With a huge range of categories, you can be sure that you will find everything you could possibly need for all occasions and requirements, from little kids’ treats to unique baby gifts. Our brilliant range of boys’ toys will inspire and delight even the fussiest of children. We stock the best selection of recognised and reputable boys’ toys brands such as Lego which will no doubt ignite their flair for creativity and construction. Our great girls’ toys brands include Hello Kitty and Breyer. Perfect for princesses who love girly girls toys! If you are looking for baby toys, shop Steiff or Moulin Roty. Here you will find the best teddy bears and soft baby toys for newborns to toddlers.
If you're looking for the best selection of baby girls' clothing, shop our best-sellers like Will'Beth baby gowns, a luxurious line of baby girls' formal outfits with a classic spirit. We also offer an awesome array of toddler girls' essentials, including toddler girls' dresses, sleepwear, casuals and more, plus a well-stocked variety of girls' clothing sized 4 to 6X. Tween girls clothing, including super trendy tops and more by Haven Girl, Florence Eiseman and Sarah Louise, provides styling opportunity for girls aged 10 to 12.

"We saw that there were more locals coming in and shopping with their children during the week," explains Patel. "We really saw an opportunity to develop more of a mommy-and-me concept, which we didn't have on the floor originally. So we started to test out childrenswear in line with the adult." The move highlights the synergy between the prints, colors and silhouettes, tempting shoppers into picking up kiddie-sized metallic horsebit loafers ($390) to match the pair they were planning to buy for themselves. Dolce and Gabbana has also mastered the mini-me trend: Farfetch's Buying and Merchandising Director Candice Fragis says the brand's lemon-print dresses and swimsuits sold out simultaneously on the site in both women's and kids' sizes.

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