LA is one amazing place to live, so let your budding fashionistas wear some of their hometown pride on their sleeves, literally. It’s no surprise that this cool city has loads of hip threads for tots, but there even several stylish labels that cater to kids that are completely LA made—and inspired. These are our favorites:
This Venice company is all about the eclectic beach vibe. It manages to capture all the coolness of skateboarding down the boardwalk in the breeze on a super comfy t-shirt. Printed with water-based ink on cotton and organic fabric that feels like a well-washed favorite from the first wear, these tops are almost too cool for school. The tees and onesies, that come in sizes from newborn to 12, are emblazoned with simple designs, like the Venice sign surrounded by sunglasses and a surf report from Venice Beach. In case you get a little bit jealous or just feel like twinning, orangeheat makes grown-up sizes too.
Where to Buy: orangeheat tees are available in several local boutiques like J & Grey in Culver City, Burro in Venice, Auntie Barbara’s Kids in Beverly Hills, Treehaus in Atwater Village, and Pebbles in Topanga and Calabasas. You can also order online via their website.
photo: The Wittle Co.
The Wittle Co.
Started by LA mom Erin Fortin who was in search of cooler alternatives to the baby clothes she found in stores after her son was born, The Wittle Co offers baby onesies and toddler tees emblazoned with awesome designs cool enough for any LA mommy and me class. The signature “LA Hands” tee, says it all without the need for words, just two tiny baby hands spelling out L.A. in sign language.
photo: La La Ling
La La Ling
Let your mini-eastsiders rock their home turf in adorable style with La La Ling’s Los Feliz-loving apparel. From onesies reading “Meet Me In Los Feliz” to tees with “LA” spelled out in Palm Tree-shaped letters, your tiny hipster will be the fliest kid on every Los Angeles playground in these digs.
Where to Shop: The La La Ling boutique is located in Silver Lake at 1810 N. Vermont Avenue. With tons of adorable gear, fun toys, and a chalk wall to keep your little shoppers happy, this spot is definitely worth a visit, though you can also shop their awesome wears via their website.
You can inspire your tiny tots with local LA artists and do something good for the community at the same time, all thanks to this must-have line of LA made baby bibs. The stylish and completely functional bibs are adorned with fruits, flowers, and animals all printed from watercolor designs created by LA artists. While your little eaters will look adorable sporting these bibs at the dinner table, you’ll also be helping to give back to the local community as 50% of the company’s proceeds go to supporting community gardens, urban farms, and organizations that support arts education in LA. Your purchase also comes packed with a packet of seeds so that you and your mini-gardeners can plant your own veggies to nibble while rocking that bib.
Where to Buy: Bibs are available online via their website and at local pop-ups, like Unique LA. Use the code REDTRICYCLE on the Monbrigo site for 15% off your order.
Sultan Sky Tees
This t-shirt company based in Studio City creates simple, adorable designs that your kids will love and you’ll wish came in adult sizes. Every design, like the totally relate-able “Accident Prone” print, is inspired by the adventures of the precocious son of the local husband and wife team that created Sultan Sky.
Where to Buy: Sultan Sky will be printing a new run of tees starting September 1st and will be available at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland in Eagle Rock (which is totally worth a visit just for all their other utterly awesome kid finds and in-house art gallery!) and Trinkets and Treasures in Studio City. Tees will also be available in their online shop. Use the code REDTRILA for 15% off your purchase.
Ultra Violet Kids
Inspired by LA style and her own mini fashionista, clothing designer Michelle Chapin created this brand of high-fashion duds made just for the playground set. All the clothes are made in LA using sustainable materials and aim to be hip and fashion forward, but still comfortable for active kids.
What are your favorite ways to show off your family’s LA pride? Share any awesome shops and brands we missed.