The best places to get kids clothes in the city.
The youngest members of our tribe seem to shoot up faster than you can say “happy first birthday!”. Before you know it, they’re in big-kids clothes and have an opinion on what they want to wear to playdates. To help keep up with your not-so-little one’s growth spurts, we’ve rounded up some of the chicest, trendiest, and comfortable threads that Hong Kong has to offer for kids.
This Japanese kids fashion house puts comfort first and foremost by using Smile Cotton® in its products. Never compromising on style, their fabric is carefully manufactured by the highest level craftsmen in Japan and has even got the seal of approval from Japan’s Atopic Dermatitis Patients Association. Stocking a range of minimalist chic T-shirts, denim trousers, skirts and more, the cotton is perfect for little ones with sensitive skin. If like us, you’re a mama who rates quality, HÄP & CRAFT clothing won’t stiffen after washing (which is always good to know for those inevitable pasta sauce spillages) and will remain super soft to the touch. Taking the comfort factor to the next level, seams are deliberately sewn so they can’t cause irritation and washing instructions are printed on the back so there are no scratchy labels to cut out. Luckily, they’ve recently opened a warehouse in Hong Kong, so you can expect speedy deliveries with shipping fees of around $70.
As a special bonus for Sassy Mama readers, use the discount code 2018awsassy at the checkout to get an extra 10% off.
This Australian brand has come far since its modest beginning as a small children’s clothing brand with one store in Armadale, Melbourne. It blessed Hong Kong with its first international store in Causeway Bay in 2008 and is now a renowned, oh-so-stylish, brand for women, teens, and of course, kids clothes. Its adorable prints and high-quality cotton will make you want to buy the entire store. Trust us when we say it also does great sales, so make sure you don’t miss out!
Seed, Shop 219-220, 2/F Lee Gardens Two, Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2577 0721 (Monday to Friday, 11am-8pm; Saturday, closed; Sunday, 10:30am-8:30pm); Shop 201 A & B, 29 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong, 2803 1677 (Monday to Sunday 10am-8pm); 41 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, 2160 3171 or 2160 3116 (Monday to Sunday 10am-10pm); Other locations around Hong Kong (opening hours vary); www.seedheritage.com
If you’re looking for understated designer luxury with high-quality fabrics and gender-neutral designs, MINIMAL is a fab option. Using super soft, organic cotton and bamboo essentials to create trendy clothing, their designs are ideal for parents with more than one little one, as the timeless basics can be shared between brothers and sisters. The New York-based company has a strong presence in Hong Kong as its owners currently live in the 852.
MINIMAL, available online, www.weareminimal.com
We here at Sassy Mama are huge fans of HK’s first online consignment store, Retykle. Because kids grow so quickly, it’s sometimes hard to justify spending money on adorable clothing. Retykle is the answer to your concerns. You’ll be able to find gently used (and even new with tags!) high-end designer clothing for babies and kids (up to age 12), and get a feel good factor knowing that you’re purchasing recycled clothing, plus your little ones will look fab in it!
Retykle, available online, 3594 6533, www.retykle.com
Petit Bazaar was founded in 2010 by a French mum and children’s speech therapist, Nerguess Sousi, who wanted to bring chic children’s clothing, toys and décor that she missed from France to Hong Kong. Petit Bazaar has skyrocketed since it first opened, selling truly unique yet affordable trends for kids that are always in high demand with Hong Kong mamas.
Petit Bazaar, 9 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2544 2255 (Monday to Wednesday, 10:30am–8pm; Thursday to Saturday, 10:30am–8:30pm; Public holidays & Sunday, 11:30am–7:30pm); 80 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2528 0229 (Monday to Wednesday, 10am–7:30pm; Thursday to Saturday, 10am–8:00pm; Public holiday’s and Sundays, 11am–7:00pm); www.petit-bazaar.com
If you want your nipper to be the best-dressed on the block, look no further than Velveteen. We couldn’t be more excited to hear it has opened a new flagship store in Lee Gardens! This brand has the Sassy Mamas in the office “oohing” and “ahhing” at the many gorgeous designs (some even have matching outfits for mums!). It’s all about the ruffles, bows and lace, and all clothes are made from high-quality, durable material that’s guaranteed to last. We love its colour-blocking outfits that are sure to primp your little princes and princesses for a night out with mum and dad.
Started by Suzie Levett, one of our That Mamas, Snug-a-licious is all about cosy and comfortable clothing that makes you just want to snuggle in for the evening with your family. We love their Bamboo Lounge Pants and short sleeve T-shirts with cute designs. Don’t miss out on their super soft sleepwear too – and enjoy free shipping anywhere in Hong Kong!
Snug-a-licious (showroom and shop), 17D Kwai Bo Industrial Building, 40 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 2481 1868, [email protected] (Monday to Friday 10am-5pm, contact in advance to make an appointment), for other stockists see www.snugalicious.com
If budget isn’t an issue, Ralph Lauren’s designer baby and older kids clothes are worth checking out. Expect logo tees and chunky knits emblazoned with teddy bears, dogs or the US flag. T-shirts begin just below $300, with boy’s shirts and girl’s polo dresses costing around $600. You’ll also find a good selection of accessories, including underwear, socks and baseball caps.
Parisian chic is the order of the day at Jacadi. It’s another brand that sits at the higher end of the price spectrum, but you know you’re paying for quality and style. It carries clothing for newborns, all the way up to 12-year-old boys and girls. Think cute cotton bloomers for babies (from around $470), smart shirts for boys (from around $350) and pretty, printed dresses for girls (from around $590). You’ll also find a good selection of leather shoes and boots for your little ones.
Jacadi, 2/F Lee Garden Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, open 11am-8:30pm daily, 2506 0099; 6/F Sogo, 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, 2831 3988 (Sunday to Thursday, 10am-10pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am-8:30pm); Shop 328 – 329 Princes Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, 2167 8339 (daily 10am-7:30pm), www.jacadi.us
If you’re looking for a good place to start your kid’s shopping spree, visit Mothercare. It has all the basics. Think five-piece packs of cotton underwear, vests, bodysuits and PJs. This UK brand offers a whole range of soft cottons and fun designs. We love their own-branded products as well.
If we can’t survive without Mothercare then there is no way we’re forgetting to put Marks & Sparks on our list. A mamas go-to shop, you’ll find a fab range of kids clothes perfect for all occasions. Think, everyday items and partywear.
You always know what you’re getting with Zara’s adult clothes, and its kid’s collection is no different. Expect affordable pieces that reflect the latest seasonal trends for both sexes. It caters for babies from just three months old, through to 14-year-old teens. To make the shopping experience even easier, why not browse from the comfort of your own home and choose to have your purchases delivered to your nearest Zara store for free!
This high street staple is always worth checking out for their low-cost, yet durable kids favourites like denim, pants, shorts, T-shirts etc in great palettes and prints. They also have regular sales, perfect if you need to stock up on pants and socks!
You can’t go wrong with H&M as a go-to for affordable children’s fashion. With a store in Causeway Bay and the other in TST, they stock everything from party dresses to trousers, and PJs to pants, so it’s inevitable that most mamas will make a trip here for kids clothes while living in the 852.