Brands That Will Make Your Kids Say "Oui, Oui!"
Every season, we travel the world to bring the best products on the market to Canadian parents. Poppys Collection founder, Kathryn McNally, visits London, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo and New York looking for the most innovative, timeless, and quality pieces available. She's always on the hunt for elevated basics at a reasonable price.
Here are a few of our favourite brands for spring and summer from Europe.
Grass & Air
It's hard to find outerwear for kids that they'll actually want to wear. Featured in British Vogue, Grass & Air are making waves with their kid-friendly rainwear and rain boots. Watch the magic unfold as the pattern on their wellies changes colour right before your eyes. Your little ones will be itching to get outdoors and make a splash, plus you’ll be happy to know they're protected and dry. From their rain suits to their raincoats, each piece has a 5000mm waterproof rating and bonded waterproof seams. Can rainwear get any cooler than that?
La Petite Collection
La Petite Collection is designed in France and made in a family-run factory in Mauritius. The artisanal collection is known for its simple and practical pieces, many of which are unisex and can be passed on to baby’s little brothers and sisters. Above all else, La Petite Collection values quality. This collection features fabrics that are natural and soft, with 100% cotton, wool, and real Liberty of London prints. La Petit Collection is exclusive to Poppys Collection in Canada.
Louise Misha is the au courant French brand that everyone is raving about right now. It was founded by two friends who decided to start a kids clothing company while on a trip to India. Their universe is all about bohemian style, nostalgia and softness. The vintage details on each item are inspired by their travels. Bonus: they do matching mother and daughter dresses! Who doesn't love twinning with their kid, when the clothes are this stylish?
Little Hotdog Watson
Little Hotdog Watson was born out of a passion for style, adventure, and imagination. It's a kids' accessory brand that's made and designed by a mom. The pieces are designed to protect curious minds and inspire both kids and parents. The line helps kids express themselves, explore the outdoors, and claim the world as their own. Little Hotdog Watson strives to create products that excite modern children, protect, and support them as they step away from their screens and enjoy time outdoors. Added benefits: everything is machine washable, pre-shrunk, adjustable, with UPF50+ and insect repellant.
Tiba + Marl
Tiba + Marl was founded by a London mom duo who left their jobs in fashion to launch a line of diaper bags in which "an edge of cool comes as standard." These award-winning, contemporary, designer bags combine modern graphic prints, premium and high tech materials, and stylish yet practical design. They're certainly not your typical diaper bag! They sell the kind of baby bags anyone would lust after. Plus they come with laptop holder, bottle insulator, matching diaper mat, and a clutch bag. Perfect for baby and beyond. What more can you ask for?
Every brand we carry at Poppys Collection is not only hand-picked, it's also made and/or designed by moms. Moms have more insight. They’re the first responders. They know what’s going to work and not work for a child and their parents. At Poppys Collection, we really feel like mamas know best. We are so happy to be supporting them and making their products available to Canadian parents. Enjoy!
About the Author
Twitter: @wethemamas Instagram: @wethemamas Facebook: @wethemamas Francesca Brunsden is a transplanted Brit, a hairstylist-turned-entrepreneur, a queen crafter, and one social mama. Her network boasts some of the most highly connected millennial moms in with a reach of 2.5 million followers and growing. Her social media management skills are unparalleled: whether it's making compelling Instagram stories and posts, beating the latest iteration of social media algorithm into submission, or building personal and long-term relationships with customers and influencers. Francesca has perfected the brand voice that connects with millennial moms where they are at least 8 hours every day, online.