Coolest Made-in-Vancouver Clothes for Kids
So your little one can rock the Vancouver sidewalks like a runway.
January 2, 2018
After a Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up-induced closet clean out this holiday break (because, yes, I know how to party), I made a solemn New Year’s resolution: No more shopping for clothing in 2018. Call it a fashion fast, an opportunity to take a break from mindless consumption and re-examine my shopping whims.
However, I’ve arbitrarily decided that this self-imposed challenge does not include going cold-turkey on shopping for other people—because with an apple-checked nephew, buds poppin’ out babies and plenty of preggo friends waiting in the wings, I’ve too many oh-so-spoilable little people in my life to ignore.
So, over the course of the year, as my own clothing turns to shabby rags in my quest for a pure, clutter-free lifestyle, these five Vancouver designers will be making my little buddies look stylish in 2018—and sparking all kinds of Marie Kondo-approved joy.
The brainchild of Vancouver moms Rachel Shamash (formerly senior designer for Aritzia) and Jennifer Christie, Petits Vilains debuted with a back-to-school pop-up shop this fall, and has since been hawking its collection of darling turn-of-the-century-meets-Main-Street outfits online, each made in Canada out of natural fibres and organic fabrics.
Winner of our sister magazine’s Designers of the Year award a few years back, Redfish Kids continues to maintain its local hero status with playful prints and globally inspired cuts.
Tiny shoes! Tiny shoes! These soft-bottomed slippers are handmade in Abbotsford from ethically sourced leathers and materials, and come in all sorts of colours, but who can resist a little on-trend metallic? And, no, I don’t care that babies don’t understand what a trend is or probably even what feet are. Tiny shoes! Tiny shoes!
Von Bon’s thoughtful designs include adjustable features that allow the garment to grow and change during a growth spurt (like the very stylish harem-pant-style drop-crotch on these skinny red sweats), but I don’t even care because all of these clothes look so soft and casual-cool and make me wish I was a three year old boy. Although I never appreciate having to use the phrase “drop-crotch.”
If you can show me a baby who would not look significantly cooler with a Nest bandit-style kerchief-bib around his neck, I don’t want to meet him.
What are your favourite brands or places to shop for baby and kids’ clothes in Vancouver? Let us know in the comments!