Kids Brands Loved by Little Hotdogs in Japan & Korea
Back in March we were thrilled to announce we’re now being stocked in 20 stores in South Korea! To celebrate Children’s Day in Japan & South Korea we thought it would be nice to look at the stylish kids’ brands being worn by Little Hotdogs on that side of the world:
For a mix of statement pieces and everyday essentials, then Little Stella is the one. A pop-up brand designing for budding fashionistas who like something a little bit different and are used to turning heads.
If you’re looking for full-on Korean quirk, you’ll love Katy Room. Their collections are full of unique pieces aimed at girls who like unusual shapes and bold prints. A lovely choice for special occasion pieces rather than everyday gear… Not always practical for Hotdog adventures!
LULU and LALA are ambitious Korean kids brands under the same umbrella. Known for their playful and cute clothing range for young boys and girls up to age 7. All products in made in Korea, with slouchy oversized cuts and muted colours being a signature look. Expect lots of snuggly looking designs making your little ones even cuddlier!
If you want high-end for children, Gentle Kids is just that. This Korean brand offers slightly mature looking designs which are perfect for kids who long to dress like mum and dad. Don’t you just love this grown-up style Kimono jacket/blouse with fern print?
Another funky favourite is Blue Dog, well-known for their playful kids clothing, newborn sets and interior accessories (perfect for their first bedroom). We’re loving this stripe pinafore dress and perfect summer shirt. The dog’s pretty cute too!
For new-borns and toddlers, Mink Mui is another brand worth a look. Their typically gender-neutral colour palette makes most of their collection fun and versatile – although they do love a feminine ditsy print - and their clothing is made from 100% cotton too, always a plus.
If ethical fashion is important to you, Yarocco is a Japanese kidswear brand known for their ethical practices and bold colours. All garments are created by hand and dyed with natural dyes to get amazing vibrant colours. Check out an interview with their designers by clicking on the link.
Another brand doing bold colours and playful prints – the perfect combo for kids clothing if we do say so ourselves! Hakka baby are a Japanese kids boutique who stock their own designs too. These gender-neutral shorts and jacket look like a lot of fun.
The original Sayegusa store was founded over 148 years ago as a speciality kids concept store, this beautifully collated shop stocks top of the range baby and children’s designs – all with an elegant and traditional feel. Expect classic cardigans, smock dresses and linen shirts all in kids’ sizes – this delightful rain coat is one of their more contemporary designs and our favourite from their recent collection.
Sadly, buying direct from most of these brands is tricky online… but if you are planning an Asian adventure anytime soon – you know what to look out for!
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Interview with Keira founder of Mama Designs and Mama Designs Business Club