Some people like to call it ‘shop small’, but here at Lady Style HQ we prefer to call it ‘the mighty’ as local and independent businesses continue to shine bright and produce unique, beautiful and lovely items for our little ones. We have curated our favourite children’s items, all perfectly made with an abundance of love and delivered straight to your door in time for Christmas…
Helmed by longtime friends Victoria Roper Curzon and Rebecca Guinness, Elfie is an independent British childrenswear brand offering equal doses of tradition and whimsy. Exploring the work of classic children’s illustrators including Arthur Rackham, Richard Scarry and Elsa Beskow for inspiration, Elfie designs embolden young imaginations. Smocking with playful embroidery, floral prints and hand knits in rich colours abound in their seasonal collections, which are complimented by an ever-evolving assortment of sleepwear and basics.
Stowaway Mice are the perfect pocket passengers for your little one. They love hanging out in pockets- and seeing the world! They’re brave little souls, and have been known to help their humans feel a bit braver with a Stowaway onboard. Each little Stowaway is handmade by Jacky Bahbout in London, with linen, organic cotton and oodles of love. They come with their own organic cotton pouch, but love hitching a ride in all sorts of other pockets too – whether you’re off on a far-flung adventure to the other side of the world, or to the park at the end of the road. They make excellent sleeping companions, tucked up in bed, or snuggled in their little pouch.
Pepa and Co
In 2013 Pepa Gonzalez decided to create Pepa & Co., to bring back classic and quality clothes to a new generation of children. From her years working as a nanny for international families in London, Pepa spotted a gap in the market for high-quality children’s clothing with a traditional and smart design.
Since then Pepa & Co. has become a recognised worldwide brand, known for its beautifully designed, clothing collections for newborns, babies, and children, up to 10 years old. Pepa & Co. is a London based brand, whose clothing is made in Spain using the highest quality materials. Their manufacturing processes are closely monitored to ensure all clothing is being produced in a fair and ethical way.
The Annam House
The Annam House has a vision for a curated collection of home and lifestyle products created by skilled artisans that nurture the body and soul, create a sense of calm and make the home a brighter space. Their sister brand Hannah & Tiff tells the story of the childhood, memories of a living-faraway-from-home Vietnamese in a Western world observing all the old, the new and everything in between.
Little Eco Society
Little Eco Society produces environmentally conscious children’s activity boxes. Nothing in the box is superfluous, everything inside has an intended purpose, even the box is lined with stencils so everything has one more purpose before it is either composted or recycled. The Go Crackers Christmas Box, a craft box which includes all the items needed to build your own festive crackers; BPA free silicone mould to make chocolates for inside the cracker, 100% cotton fabric (with a template) for the festive hats, even seed paper for writing jokes is used – making the boxes a truly sustainable option.
The stars on the hats and chocolate star shapes are to support their christmas charity https://sponsorstars.org who support children in the UK living in poverty while they are giving £1 per box sold to them.
Katie Hipwell Personalised Art
Go on an adventure with personalised prints from Katie Hipwell. Every beautiful brush stroke is visible on these high quality prints, reflecting the hand-painted watercolour originals. The prints are available unframed or framed in white painted wood with a pure white mount. Giclee printed on textured fine grade art paper in London, UK.
The Little Wooden Toy Company
A children’s classic for 12 months plus- a Neo Wooden Block Toy Train by Kids Concept. This beautiful wooden block train includes one locomotive and two wagons with blocks that can be stacked on the wagons in different combinations. The toy is perfect for building great organisational skills, imaginative play, creativity and fine motor skills.