Your search for cool kids clothes stops here. Togs for tots shouldn't have to be covered in cutesy patterns or embarassing slogans, so we've dug out five collections aimed at mini fashionistas with a discerning eye for style. Trust us, you'll be wishing you were pint-sized, too. For more shopping for tots, head to one of London's best children's clothes shops.
Five cool kidswear collections
For the first time, H&M's seasonal kidswear drop includes a bunch of designs that are identical to grown-up pieces from the brand's fashion-forward Studio line. Perfect if your mini-me is a fashion editor in the making. The outerwear is especially noteworthy – we like the camel-coloured bomber jacket and the swanky russet faux-fur coat. £3.99-£49.99.
Gap Kids + Peanuts
Woodstock and pals provide the inspiration for Gap Kids' latest collaboration. The Snoopy printed skate shoes and T-shirts are cute, sure. But we've really fallen head-over paws for the cosy-looking cardie based on Charlie Brown's yellow top. From £9.95. Available from October 20.
Jean Charles de Castelbajac x Petit Bateau
Two quintessentially French labels collide as Jean-Charles de Castelbajac lends his larger-than-life aesthetic to Petit Bateau's trademark nautical styles. His cheery, primary-hued cartoons adorn cute T-shirts for fashionable tots, with prices starting at £22. Available from October 19.
The Mini Edit
Launching this summer, The Mini Edit was born out of a desire to curate a kids' shop without traditional ideals. It's certainly that. Home to some of the coolest mini-me brands out there, this site is anything but cutesy: foil print sweatshirts from streetwear brand Someday Soon sit alongside playful dresses by quirky label Bang Bang Copenhagen. We just wsh we had as much swagger as the tots who wear this stuff.
Thanks to slightly surreal graphics and bold animal patterns, Swedish kidswear label Mini Rodini is anything but twee. To celebrate its arrival at Harrods, a pop-up will occupy part of the fourth floor until the end of the month. It's so good that we're crossing our fingers for a foray into clothes for grown-ups. From £24.95.
Cosy coats for big kids
Winter is fast approaching and with it comes Christmas celebrations, the joys of Christmas shopping in London and err, cold weather. No need to freeze up at the thought of it, we've hunted high and low to find the top ten winter coats in London for under £150. So prepare to bundle up, take a look at our suggestions below and check out London's best shopping events - we'll get you warmed up in no time.
Created with the aim of bridging the gap between Eastern and Western healthcare, Mei Leaf is a modern holistic health shop with wooden shelves piled high with a selection of teas, supplements and aromatherapy oils. Stylishly packaged skincare and body ranges feature all-natural active ingredients: some familiar (gingko and ginseng), others, like the anti-ageing reishi or moisture-boosting Chinese angelica, less well known in the West. We particularly like the herbal foot bath, the flower water sprays and the jasmine face mask for dry skin. Tea-lovers are spoilt for choice, with an impressive array of medicinal blends and flower- and berry-filled sachets. A chic tea bar also offers exotic concoctions infused with pomegranate syrup and crushed rosebuds and fragrant, spice-infused lattes. At the shop’s rear, canvas panels suspended from the ceiling create an airy room where a therapist can help you feel right as rain with an energising lifestyle package, where acupuncture and Chinese Meridian massage fulfil their promises. Next door at the AcuMedic clinic, a team of experts from China can offer solutions to just about anything, from infertility through to smoking addiction.