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Fav shops across the pond..by


I am so excited to be a guest blogger on one of my favorite sites Stroller in the City.  SITC always shares with us the most fabulous shops, eats, and kid friendly places in NYC.  I just can’t wait until my next trip to NYC to check out all of these amazing places in the city.

I am a Jersey girl who has been living in London for almost 5 years now.  Since the arrival of my son 17 months ago I have discovered a whole different world in London.  I will fully admit that I am a complete shopaholic and spend all of my effort filling up my little monster’s wardrobe!

Here are my favorite top 5 London kids boutiques:

1.     Carmel Baby and Child

My favorite shop in town is definitely Carmel Baby and Child.  Every season they have an amazing collection of stylish and classic clothing made from super luxurious fabrics.  The collections have a traditional feel but with a modern spin.



2.     Igloo Kids

I must confess that I stop by Igloo on Kings Road way too often and probably never leave this place empty handed.  The shop is stocked full of toys, games, furniture, home accessories, art supplies, tableware, and of course the most adorable clothes and shoes.  They carry tons of my favorite European brands such as No Added Sugar, Mini A Ture Copenhagen, Petit Bateau, Brio, Hunter, Le Toy Van, Start Rite, and so much more!  I think they actually have one of the largest shoe selections in town and the staffs are all expert shoe fitters.


3.     Harrods 

How can a London shopping list be complete without Harrods???  Harrods is a complete fantasyland for both adults and children alike filled with items beyond our wildest imagination.  Of course you will find the world’s most luxurious and jaw dropping expensive items here but there is actually an enormous selection of everyday things as well.

Practically the entire 4th floor is dedicated to all things children: fashion from birth to teenagers, toys, home items, school uniforms, and even several kid friendly restaurants.  Every designer you can dream of is carried in the store such as Dior, Gucci, Paul Smith, Marc Jacobs, Moncler, Petit Bateau, Ralph Lauren, Marie Chantal, Vilebrequin, D&G, Tartine et Chocolate, and on and on and on.    Then there is the enormous collection of strollers, high chairs, maternity clothing, baby bags, nursery furniture, accessories, and of course so much more.  Just make sure you get all your browsing done because once the kids set their eyes on Toy Kingdom you will be stuck there for a very long time.

No Trip to London is every complete with a visit to Harrods!



4.      Elias & Grace 

Primrose Hill is one of the sweetest neighborhoods in London filled with celebrities and some of the best boutiques in town.  It’s definitely worth a trip up there to visit the London Zoo and especially for a pit stop at Elias & Grace.  I adore their seasonal lookbooks with the most stylish outfits put together for your little one.   I just love the very sophisticated and elegant European feel of the clothing stocked at E&G.



5.     Nursery Window 

One store that I absolutely cannot resist is Nursery Window on Walton Street.  The shop is just so quintessentially English and I love how all of the items in the shop are so sweet and traditional.  Their logo of the bunnies with the round cottontail is too adorable to resist.  Their collection is filled with very useful products that I use on a daily basis and are all so beautifully made.



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