Category Archives: Shopping

Wild Things at Frugi – new collection launches today

Ethical childrenswear retailer Frugi has collaborated with Kirsty Hartley, inspiring designer, maker, and author of Wild Things; to create a bold and beautiful range of playful characters woven into imaginative everyday wear for little ones.

Introducing new characters including Felicity Fox, Peanut Penguin and Roary Tiger, all made from super soft GOTS certified organic cotton to create clothes that little ones just can’t wait to dress in each morning! In this NEW collaboration, you can find cord pinafore dresses with matching cord bags (a Frugi first!), a transformation of the famous Frugi snuggle fleeces, cord dungarees and a cosy button up jackets.

Suitable for ages 1-6 years, RRP: From £16 – £49. Available to buy from today at www.welovefrugi.com

Mamas and Papas x Tiba + Marl AW17 collaboration launches Sept 18th

How exciting?! Two hero brands once more collaborate to create an exclusive buggy design and two stunning changing backpacks.

Building on their design partnership with parenting fashion duo Tiba + Marl, Mamas & Papas are delighted to unveil this season’s AW17 collaboration.
Brand new for AW17, the award winning Mamas & Papas Urbo2 pushchair sees a navy edition of Tiba + Marl’s signature leopard print showcased alongside its striking pewter chassis. To complete the look, a coordinating carrycot and footmuff also make up this distinctive collection.
Landing on 18th September, the collection will be available online and in-store. Also featuring two new changing bag designs, exclusive to Mamas & Papas – navy leopard print or metallic pewter design.

Mamas & Papas are set to be the UK exclusive stockist of the limited-edition Bugaboo Buffalo Atelier pushchair

As of tomorrow, the brand new Bugaboo Buffalo Atelier will be sold exclusively in the UK at Mamas & Papas. To mark their five-year partnership together, Bugaboo has selected M&P to be their Uk stockist.

We were lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the Atelier model earlier this year at Bugaboo’s offices and must confess we were super smitten. The range (which also includes the Cameleon3) was essentially created to showcase the precision of the Bugaboo design team and it defines sleek, elegant quality in a buggy system. We cooed over the quilting and the leather-look handlebar plus and the stone melange colourway is really timeless. Obviously – as it is a Bugaboo – the mobility of the wheels is second to none.

The Bugaboo Buffalo Atelier (exclusive to M&P) retails at £1119 – Available in-store and online at mamasandpapas.com

Bravado’s Seamless Nursing Bra now available in Twilight Blue

Deep blue is actually a really flattering colour. I learned this through attending a number of boarding schools and playing on numerous sports teams; it’s understated but sophisticated. If you’re really bored (breastfeeding at 2 am) count how many times Kate Middleton chooses this shade to offset her brunette and brooding vibe.

So it is quite exciting news to us that Bravado have just added Twilight blue to the colourway options of their mega soft, comfy (reasonably priced!) seamless nursing bra range – which also includes girlie Pink Ice and racy Garnet.

Editor writes: want to style this up? Cover up with Marloe London’s monogrammed muslin in Indigo…

Bugaboo unveil their new high performance rain cover

As a brand, Bugaboo constantly strives to push their designs to the aesthetic and functional limits, so clearly when it comes to creating a rain hood, they haven’t settled for a poorly fitting bit of plastic and velcro to keep junior passengers dry in their buggies.

Bugaboo High Performance Rain Cover in sky blue £52.95

Their High-Performance rain cover not only fits the stroller like a glove and has mesh vents so that your bundle of joy has a circulation of fresh air, but it cunningly also folds down into a handy carry sac – so no more dripping water in the hallway when you come to take it off.

The zipper on this rain hood is in the middle – so you can easily extract a sleeping child without waking or getting them wet. And finally – as if you needed more convincing – the hood itself is made from PVC-free material.

The BugabooHigh-Performance Rain Cover is available for all current Bugaboo strollers in September 2017 in the colours black and sky blue.

Studio British: one stop shop etailer for British Brands

Johnstons of Elgin

Shop for some amazing British brands though one new portal when Studio British launches in September.

Studio British’s site is expected to open with a roster of 12 labels including Mackintosh, Johnstons of Elgin, Sanders & Sanders, Private White VC and John Smedley.

The line-up is rounded off by Pringle of Scotland, Gloverall, Trickers, Genevieve Sweeney, Fibre & Hide, Baia Bags and Yull.

The etailer will stock menswear, womenswear, footwear and accessories broadly targeted at 30 to 55 year-olds.

It will operate with a wholesale model for established brands and a marketplace model for emerging designers.

Studio British say: Our promise to you is that everything you find on the site is made in Britain and we aim to provide timeless fashion that will live and grow with you, with a real focus on quality. From well-known brands like John Smedley or Cheaney through to new designers just starting out, you will find a host of impeccably stylish clothing whenever you shop at Studio British.”

Ju-Ju-Be announces XY: their new range of bags for the boys…

Let’s face it, a Ju-Ju-Be bag has features you never knew you needed – so we imagine their new range of manbags will have secret pockets for drills, craft beer and spare underpants at the very least.

The new collection – which is called XY- will launch with five bags on the 15th August and include messenger and backpack style changing bags, plus a weekend holdall (which is inspired by their best-selling BFF bag).

All designs come in manly black, blue and grey with rugged names like Helix, Base and Clone – and best of all they can go in the wash (if that craft beer happens to explode in transit). 

Prices start at £72. Shop online at Ju-Ju-Be.