Local playgrounds often look like Vogue-ready runway shows, with kids rocking everything from harem pants and knit beanies to ironic tees and neon maxi dresses. LA’s hottest kids’ stores offer cool options more worthy of a fashion blog than awkward family photo. Feeling clueless? To keep your kids cutting edge, we picked the chic brains of the city’s hottest tot shop owners to find out what’s in, what’s out and what’s up for spring 2014.
Owner of one of the coolest kiddo couture joints in town, Eggy’s Jenny An, scours fashion lines around the globe to uncover the next must-haves in children’s wear. It’s no wonder LA’s smallest style stars (and their parents) flock to her shop for unique, hard-to-find labels that help tikes stand out in a sea of Gap Kids and Tarjay 2-for-1’s (not that these aren’t swell, sometimes). An is a big champion of harem pants when it comes to the one piece every kid should have in their closet this spring, saying they always make any outfit look “styled.” Other popular items blowing off Eggy shelves include the Nununu line and effortlessly cool basics like a simple sweatpant in a slouchy silhouette or basic tee with raw edging that gives it a street style sense. To keep busy moms looking just as hip as their tiny counterparts, An recommends wearing beautiful accessories to help pull the most basic outfit together – a great bangle, bold ring, scarf, watch or a fab pair of sunnies can give even the rattiest old t-shirt some much needed je ne sais quoi.
Discount: Exclusively for Red Tricycle readers, Eggy is offering a very special 20% discount on all full-priced items online when you use the code REDTRI20.
8365 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, Ca 90048
Phone: (323) 658-8882
Nununu Baggy Pants available at Eggy.
La La Ling
With an infectiously enthusiastic passion for tot fashion, La La Ling owners Celine Vacher and Kara Homsey make it their mission to curate the coolest brands around for their hip Los Feliz shop. No wonder it’s a consistent go-to for LA parents hunting for unique gifts for birthday parties, baby showers and their trendy rugrats at home. In the “must-haves for spring” department, La La Ling recommends awesome new tees from Prefresh and Chaser, as well as the hotter than ever hi-low trend in Cupcakes and Pastries’ Beaded Maxi Dress. They’re also huge fans of new label, Hatch for Kids, and rightly so. Who else designs a sweet yellow onesie with a pic of Notorious B.I.G.? Since moms deserve a fashion pick-me-up too, the shop sells gorgeous Chewbeads teething necklaces in a variety of bright colors – the true meaning of fashion meets function.
Discount: Exclusively for Red Tricycle readers, La La Ling is offering an uber fab 10% discount when you mention Red Tricycle in store or a 10% discount and free shipping online when you use the code REDTRICYCLE2014.
1810 Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, Ca 90027
Phone: (323) 664-4400
Prefresh Part Wolf Tee available at La La Ling.
If you’re searching for hip kids’ clothing, look no further than valley shop, Tough Cookies, and its super friendly owner, Shannon Komsky. While many tot boutiques carry 70% girls’ clothing and only 30% for gents, Tough Cookies prides itself in featuring an even split of merchandise for both gals and guys. They’re also big on customer service. Not only will they special order items, but they’ll even call competitors to help customers find exactly what they need – an anomaly in today’s retail space for sure. For spring 2014, Tough Cookies is digging anything tribal print for girls and super fly tees from Chaser, Prefresh and Hello Apparel for guys. Skulls are still trending for dudes, but camo is coming back in a big way like the groovy shorts from Joah Love. Currently, one of the most popular items in store are Native Shoes – smell proof, sweat proof and crazy cute, these comfy slip-ons have parents kissing Crocs buh-bye. And how can moms stay on trend, even while picking Cheerios out of there hair? Komsky recommends pieces with both flair and practicality like Vans metallic slip-ons, TOMS wedges or a bright patterned infinity scarf. You’ll look glam enough to grab lunch with another grown-up.
Discount: Exclusively for Red Tricycle readers, Tough Cookies is offering an amazing 25% discount to customers who mention Red tricycle in store or 25% discount online when you use the code REDTRI25.
13638 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, Ca 91423
Phone: (818) 990-0972
Native Shoes available at Tough Cookies.
Where do your mini mavens love to shop for trendy threads? We’d love to hear!
Photo Credit: Eggy, La La Ling and Tough Cookies