When I was growing up I was never deprived in any way; Mum made sure I had everything I needed, wanted and a little bit more. I had my Mask toy vehicles and Masters Of The Universe action figures, was certainly well-clothed in appropriate and affordable mid-range children’s apparel and ate well enough. Still (and if I recall correctly), back then we never had designer apparel for children. Nothing like what is available nowadays anyway.
Nowadays you can walk into any designer brand and you’ll be greeted with a full children’s section, selling everything from baby Ralph Lauren polo tees to cotton Burberry trench coats with the design adapted right off the runway.
In the bag department, one could get their daughter the Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Mini HL (SGD635), originally intended as a really, really tiny bag for an adult. Thing is, I’ve never actually seen any of these on an adult as yet, but I am seeing it more and more on kids along Orchard Road lately.
And because it is World Cup season, you can even pick up little flip flops in support of Dad’s favourite team from the Havaianas Team Kids collection. Besides Italy, you can also pick up Brazil and England (and a smattering of other countries) at SGD29.90 for the little one. Adorable, aren’t they?
So it will come as no surprise as well when I tell you Gucci will also be launching a full collection for children which will debut early next year. Conceived by Frida Giannini (pun intended), the collection will be pieces for both boys and girls from the time they are born till they are 8 years old. Besides apparel, your little Princess will look chic with sunglasses, shoes and other accessories that will be available as well.
The kids do really have it all these days, don’t they?