How many times have you heard; "There's nowhere to buy cool clothes for boys"? Well, we respectfully disagree! Here is an edit of our favourites...
Pieces from Jaxon James
WHO: Jaxon James, website
WHAT: An online webstore with a curated collection of brands for boys aged 0-6 years
Brands stocked include Believe Mode, Blu Sky Baby, Candi&co, Dill Clothing, Freddy Alphabet, JoeyJellyBean, Lucky No7, The milk collective and Code 37
WHERE: Online at Jaxon James
Black Score kids T-shirts
WHO: Black Score
WHAT: Handprinted monochrome, fashion and music inspired unisex babygrows and T-shirts for 0-12 years. Our favourite prints are 'Chanail' and 'All the single babies'. Oh, and they also do adult sizes (#justsaying).
WHAT: A Swedish brand offering fashion for the whole family. Lots of non-gender specific items and fun prints. Very much worth a browse online.
Honey & Archie leggings
WHO: Honey & Archie leggings
WHAT: Cotton leggings in cute prints and a natural colour palette, for ages six months to five years. Simple, sweet and useful - every kids' wardrobe needs some!
WHERE: Honey & Archie
Marks & Spencer boyswear
WHO: Marks & Spencer
WHAT: Everything from cosy and cool babywear to sharp suits for boys and funky streetwear. This high street giant is leading the way in terms of cool fashion design for boys at great prices.
WHERE: Marks & Spencer
Did you know... Marks & Spencer won the Junior Design Award 2014 for Best Baby Fashion
WHAT: Billed as 'minimalist fashion for babies with an adult level of style'. It is certainly slick - we just can't get enough of metallic baby booties.
Mamas & Papas
WHO: Mamas & Papas
WHAT: As well as fantastic all-year-round baby basics, don't miss the limited collection of Liberty print pieces at Mamas & Papas for ages 0-4 years.
WHERE: Mamas & Papas
Little Green Radicals
WHO: Little Green Radicals
WHAT: One of our favourite organic fashion labels for both boys and girls, you will find original prints over interesting silhouettes made from the coolest, comfy cotton.
WHERE: Little Green Radicals
Did you know... Little Green Radicals won the Junior Design Award 2014 for Best Eco Kids Fashion
WHO: H&M kids
WHAT: Brilliant basics as well as high fashion pieces, all at fantastic prices and with a cool Scandinavian edge. Look out for the Conscious collection which offers 'sustainable style'. Wide age range, from newborn to adult.
WHO: Mini Magpie
WHAT: Mum of two, Kimberley Golding, is a cool unisex, eco clothing brands for kids (and parents) who like to have fun with fashion. Each piece is handmade and created from recycled materials. Look out for the dungarees made from jumpers.
WHERE: Mini Magpie online
WHO: Young Soles footwear
WHAT: A luxurious collection of lightweight shoes for boys and girls, designed in East London and made with soft leather in classic British styles.
WHERE: Young Soles
WHAT: We have a soft spot for Elfie, which sells clothing for children inspired by fairytales. Expect cute accessories, thoughtful details, unisex items, rich colours and irresistible co-ords. Elfie was started by two sisters, inspired by their memories of childhood.
WHERE: Elfie online
Did you know... Elfie was Highly Commended in the Best UK Fashion category in the Junior Design Awards 2014
WHO: Mini Rodini
WHAT: Founded in 2006 in Sweden by illustrator Cassandra Rhodin, Mini Rodini quickly established itself as one of the 'cool brands for boys' to wear. From baby to boys, you can find everything from babygrows to outerwear in fun, playful prints.
WHERE: Mini Rodini
WHO: Zara Kids
WHAT: Zara Kids echoes the cool credentials of the adult collections, with basics and more fashion led ranges for kids from baby to age 14.
Pala Mino boyswear
WHO: Pala Mino
WHAT: Unisex sportswear, but 'not as we know it'... This luxe jersey collection is for ages 1-8, filled with slouchy sweatshirts and colourful leggings.
WHERE: Pala Mino
Did you know... Pala Mino was Highly Commended in the Best Emerging Fashion category in the Junior Design Awards 2014
WHAT: The collection of boyswear at Velveteen is growing, and it is well worth a visit to shop for fair trade, finely crafted clothing for children, made using Indian artisan techniques. Available from 18 months to 10 years.
WHERE: Velveteen online
WHAT: A French brand offering year-round chic clothing for children; among lots of 'cutesy' items, too! From newborn to 14 years - also offers a maternity collection, which does fantastic basics.
Lucy & Sam
WHO: Lucy & Sam
WHAT: Gorgeous organic babywear for beautiful boys, from newborn to 18 months. Find pramsuits, rompers, T-shirts and more.
WHERE: Lucy & Sam
WHO: Dotty Dungarees
WHAT: They only do one thing: dungarees! And whose wardrobe doesn't need at least one pair? They definitely stir up nostalgia in our office. Available in dresses for girls, too, all in age 0-5 years. The
WHERE: Dotty Dungarees
WHAT: Having quickly become a website at the top of our list for adult fashion, Mini Boden and the teen range Johnnie B, offer brilliant quality and fun clothing for children season after season. Fantastic styling too, so shopping is even easier... Available (in various sub-ranges) all the way from newborn to age 16.
WHAT: The winner of the Junior Design Award 2014 for Best Online Children's Fashion Retailer, AlexandAlexa is a one stop shop for kids' designer fashion, from newborn upwards. Stocking hundreds of the best labels including Dolce & Gabbana, Kenzo and Burberry, the webite is also divided into 'stores' such as 'ski', 'Halloween' and 'The Wedding boutique'; making shopping a breeze.
Gap kids and baby Gap
WHO: Gap Kids
WHAT: We love Gap kidswear! And so does our columnist, fashion designer Olivia Rubin, who rates it as one of her top five shops for kids. As well as being made of lovely materials and brilliant quality, the colours of the clothing at are always either brightly bold or softly gentle and the collaborations are as exciting as you'd find in any adult's clothing department. Watch this space for the latest... previous collaborations in kidswear have included Paddington and Diane von Furstenberg.
Loff Loff Organic
WHO: Loff Loff Organic
WHAT: Blue, yellow, green and grey are the main colours used in the inaugural 'Pixels' collection from new brand, Loff Loff. It was started by a mum who couldn't find what she wanted in the way of fashion for her son. Her brand offers organic clothing for both boys and girls. Don't miss the white T-shirts that are sold with fabric pens...
WHERE: Loff Loff Organic online
ShortStitch boyswear boxes
WHAT: Here is a new shopping service for busy parents to make shopping for boys and girls aged 4 to 10 simple. You fill in a profile about your child, then a personal shopper will give you a call. They will then select fashion items based on your preferences and profile. A box of crrent season outfits will then be delivered and you only pay for and keep the items you love - and let ShortStitch collect the rest.
Brands in stock include idigdenim, Emile et Eda, Scotch R’belle and Scotch Shrunk, ilovegorgeous, Soft Gallery and American Outfitters.
WHAT: The modern and functional design ethos of the adult collections is mirrored in the childrenswear at COS, and you can find some brilliant graphic and outstanding block colour pieces in all kinds of interesting silhouettes, at high street prices.
WHO: Petit Bateau
WHAT: This French company is well-known and much-loved for its excellent quality fabrics and classic Breton striped tops, but there is also a wide collection of brilliant boyswear, from newborn upwards. The yellow pieces look especially striking teamed with the navy and white stripes.
WHERE: Petit Bateau
Olivier Baby & Kids
WHO: Olivier Baby & Kids
WHAT: All of the woool used to create the beautiful garments, for children aged 0-10 years, at Olivier Baby & Kids is 100% cashmere. As well as jumpers and cardigans, don't miss the excellent accessories collection, filled with snoods and mittens. The Star cardigan is the one seen on Prince George when he was photographed at a polo event.
WHERE: Olivier Baby & Kids
Did you know... Olivier Baby & Kids was Highly Commended in the Best Boys' Designer Fashion category in the Junior Design Awards 2014
Rachel Riley boyswear
WHO: Rachel Riley
WHAT: The Rachel Riley fashion brand is synonymous with classic British design, offering clothing with a vintage feel and all the excellent quality that you would expect from a label with gorgeous standalone stores in Knightsbridge and Marylebone. Rachel Riley herself has always stayed true to her eponymous brand's traditional values, and has recently been evermore in the spotlight since Prince George wore the sailing dungarees on a royal tour, and an outfit with red shorts to his sister, Princess Charlotte's christening.
WHERE: Rachel Riley
River Island boyswear
WHO: River Island
WHAT: If you are looking for outfits with street style and urban cool, River Island is the place to shop. Personally, I think the boyswear collection is superior, in terms of funky and on trend designs, to most high street stores. The Mini range is available in size 0-5 years and the boys range is 3-12 years.
WHERE: River Island
WHAT: For easy to wear, block colours, hard-wearing, affordable, cool cotton pieces for the whole family, it's hard to beat UNIQLO. Make a beeline for the outerwear for the boys - it is outstanding.
No Added Sugar
WHO: No Added Sugar
WHAT: The coolest prints, in rich hues over superb quality materials, for both boys and girls. What started as a brand that offered witty slogans on baby T-shirts, has gone on to become a destination place to shop. One not to be missed.
WHERE: No Added Sugar
WHO: Next boyswear
WHAT: From monochrome to bright colours, there is something to suit every style at Next, with the guarantee of good quality.
Mothercare, Baby K and Little Bird
WHO: Mothercare, Little Bird at Mothercare and Baby K at Mothercare
WHAT: The high street staple has been rejuvenated in recent years with wonderful collaborative collections from Jools Oliver - Little Bird, and Baby K by Myleene Klass. Don't miss the Mothercare own brand collection for both boys and girls, which is now much more design led than in previous years.
WHO: Designer fashion labels at Harrods
WHAT: A wide range of designer clothing and accessories for children, from newborn to age 16. You'll also find designer prams and toys in other parts of the store. Fashion labels stocked for boys include Paul Smith Junior, Armani, Burberry, Kenzo and Polo Ralph Lauren. Shopping online is easy and convenient, but shopping in store is a real treat.
Sunuva boys beachwear
WHAT: The coolest kids' UV swimwear and beachwear we've found yet. As well as being protective, (UPF 50+), kids will enjoy wearing the fun range of colourful pieces. It's wonderful to see the colours being as bright and the designs being as playful for the boys as much as for the girls. Neon = perfect for the sunshine.
Tobias & the Bear
WHO: Tobias & the Bear
WHAT: A brand that started off with the idea of cool, printed leggings, has quickly expanded into T-shirts, sweatshirts and even a really fantastic range of bedding for babies and children. We love the 'Just call me fox' sweatshirt. Clothing available from 3 months to 4 years.
WHERE: Tobias & the Bear
If you have any more great suggestions for other places to buy cool boys clothes, please let us know by commenting below.
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