13 must-haves from Maisonette, the online children’s shop fashion people love
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As a fashion-obsessed parent, I'm always on the search for truly unique and beautifully crafted children's clothes. I'm lucky to live in a city with a relatively big selection of children's boutiques that carry off-the-radar brands, but with brick-and-mortar stores shuttered, I have to get my fashion fix online. Enter: Maisonette, the exquisite online children's boutique that's everything I ever dreamed of. Honestly, if I could live in a website, it would be Maisonette.
Founded by two former Vogue staffers (who both started out as assistants to Anna Wintour herself), Maisonette stocks all of the most fashionable clothes, accessories, and nursery décor from around the world. This is truly top-of-the-line kids wear that will make your child look like they stepped off the pages of a magazine—assuming they ever let you brush her hair.
Maisonette stocks only truly high-quality clothing and designer brands—and those come with a higher price tag than your run-of-the-mill kids clothes. However, if you're looking to add a few beautiful pieces to your child's wardrobe, or for a unique gift for the kid who has everything, look no further.
Here are 13 of my favorite pieces from Maisonette:
1. Amaia Snowdrop Dress
Just because you can't go anywhere, doesn't mean you can't still get dressed up for Passover seder or backyard Easter egg hunts; plus I'm a sucker for a gorgeous party dress. Crafted from 100% linen with lace detailing and an oversized sash, this is a dress I'll have to beg my daughter to take off. I love the soft sage green which is a spring-inspired option for kids who don't like traditional pink.
2. Mer St. Barth Inez Romper
Get her wardrobe summer-ready with this adorable romper. The embroidered detailing and bright color—it's dubbed "dandelion"—make this a must-have for fashionable kids. Pair it with some gold sandals for a truly chic beachside look.
3. Shade Critters Hula Girl Fringe Tutu swimsuit
I cannot handle how cute and creative this Hula-themed swimsuit is. The bright pink one piece with a lei-inspired neckline and the removable "grass" skirt are sure to be a hit with my daughter. If you want to bring a bit of the Islands to your backyard wading pool, snap one of these up before they sell out.
4. Elephantito Charlotte Mary Jane
I have a hard time finding dress-up shoes for my kids that are good quality and not ugly, which is why I love the selection that's available on Maisonette. This bright red patent leather pair are absolutely gorgeous, and I love that the strap has a bow detail. They also come in gold if your child prefers metallics.
5. Hey Gang Coveralls
Coveralls are the hottest piece for spring, and there's no reason your son can't get in on the trend—assuming you can convince him to wear them. This pair has the classic railroad conductor stripe print, and they're easy to get in and out of thanks to a zipper up the front. You can even add a chainstitch monogram for a personalized touch.
6. Baby Steps Camo Stars Pajamas
My son is not into sports, so finding him pajamas that aren't printed with footballs or quirky sports sayings can be a challenge. I love these soft cotton pajamas because the camo print makes them just edgy enough, but the stars keep them sweet and cute.
7. Busy Bees Knit Polo
This vibrant striped shirt takes the classic polo shirt cut and gives it a fashionable twist. Perfect for the little dude who complains that dress-up clothes are uncomfortable, the super soft cotton knit should convince him that looking good doesn't have to be torturous.
8. Wolf & Son Shoes
I'm obsessed with Wolf & Son shoes because they're beautifully made and totally chic. These sneakers are just the right amount of "fancy" to convince your son to actually wear them without complaints. The tan leather is just right for spring, and they look great with both pants or shorts. My son will be sporting these for every spring, summer, and early fall holiday—or at least until he outgrows them.
9. Angel Dear Retro Sunsuit
While I don't miss the sleepless nights that go hand-in-hand with having a baby, I do miss having an adorable little one who wore whatever I wanted them to. This retro sunsuit is vintage-inspired and absolutely adorable. Crafted from soft muslin, it's the perfect choice for steamy summer days.
10. Notting Hill Baby Dress
Yes, I realize that it is ridiculous to spend over $100 on a dress for a baby, but if there are some special occasions on your baby's social calendar, why not splurge (just be sure to get some great photos). With a ruffled neckline and teeny tiny pockets, this is a beautiful addition to any baby's wardrobe.
11. Unicorn & Narwhal Horns Sidewalk Chalk Set
Sidewalk chalk is always a hit at my house, but when it's shaped like a rainbow unicorn horn it is off-the-charts awesome. I like to tuck these inside my kids' Easter baskets for a fun sugar-free treat.
12. Andy Warhol Coloring Book
For the ultimate hipster kid, there's an Andy Warhol coloring book! Featuring 32 pages of Warhol's most iconic images, this is a great gift for the art loving kid—or adult—in your life.
13. Janod Doctor's Suitcase
Janod is one of my favorite toy brands because they manufacture everything out of wood and cardboard. This cute little kit includes a travel case, syringe, reflex hammer, disinfectant, stethoscope, otoscope, thermometer, tongue depressor, prescription notebook, pencil and bandage roll. Pro parenting tip: Ask your kids to give you a check-up so that you can lay down—it's my favorite game.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.