Whether you’re a Mid-Autumn Festival newbie or a seasoned pro, kids of all backgrounds love dressing up for the celebrations. Little girls look pretty darn cute while wearing a cheongsam or qipao, and small dudes can definitely rock a Mandarin-collar shirt no matter how big they are! You’ll find traditional Chinese-style clothes for the young and old alike all across the island (Chinatown and Holland Village Shopping Centres are a dead cert), but local labels are really taking it up a notch with cool Chinese-inspired threads for kids. We’ve done all of the window shopping for you!
Le Petit Society
We’re not gonna lie: we’re frequent visitors to Le Petit Society’s Downtown Gallery store (and it’s fair to say we also indulge in the odd online delivery straight to HoneyKids HQ), so we’re super excited to find the Jade Series and Mandarin Orange Series (pictured above) on sale right now. Don’t forget to check out its newly launched Mama + Mini collection while you’re browsing!
6A Shenton Way, Downtown Gallery #03-10, 068815; www.lepetitsociety.com/shop
We absolutely adore local label Sea Apple for the lovely illustrations that feature on its tees and onesies for little peeps, and dresses that we always wish came in our size. Sea Apple’s City Flowers collection is sweet and sophisticated: inspired by the city flowers, we’re loving the pastel hues and floral vibes from this lovely range. These are some of the sharpest Mandarin-collar shirts we’ve seen for little guys, and check out the tiny rompers, pretty samfus and flutter sleeves.
This homegrown label (also pictured top) is the brainchild of graphic designer Nix Deng, and her artistic eye certainly shows through in her fun prints. Everything in her online boutique is lovingly made in Singapore, from the kids’ fashion to the toys and accessories. Make a beeline for the Oriental Origami 18 collection and snap up a cheerful cheongsam for your little girl, or a smart cotton/linen Mandarin-collar shirt to sport while eating mooncakes and making lanterns. We’re all over that koi origami print! There’s also matching Mandarin-collar shirts for dads and cheongsams for mum: but get in quick – they sold like hotcakes last year! Extra good news: the collection is currently on sale! Buy the lot, we say.
We discovered this local label during Chinese New Year, and we’re impressed by its collection of reversible clothes for kids in fun fabrics – two outfits in one item of clothing! Look out for dashing Mandarin-collar shirts for boys, cheongsam dresses for girls and rompers for bubbas. Love!
We’ve told you before how much we love the Matter Mini range by local label Matter: the coolest way to go matchy-matchy, we say. Not just a Mid-Autumn outfit, but something to rock all year round, we’d go for the pomegranate red #mattermini dress for the little one and the sideswept dhoti pant in the ‘mobi’ print. Bonus: you’ll also be supporting sustainable fashion together!
This online boutique stocks cheongsams all year round. Using beautiful patterns and colours, you’ll be able to find something pretty spesh for girls up to age 14, and if you have a little one, rompers and toddler dresses bring major cuteness. Small guys haven’t been forgotten: check out the ‘Kung Fu’ tops in fun fabrics and cute Mandarin-collar shirts for boys age two-10. And psst: there are collections for the grown-ups too.
For traditional Chinese-fashion with a fun print twist, check out the awesome patterns for all sizes (mums too!) at Miz Apparel. We are SO in line for a giraffe print Cheongsam for us, a whale design Mandarin-collar shirts for our dudes and a dress covered in ducks for our little ladies. Be quick though folks, each print comes in a limited supply!
8A Marina Boulevard, Marina Bay Link Mall #B2-13, Singapore; www.mizapparels.com.sg
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