Rev up the credit cards, mama! We’re taking you on a whirlwind tour of the best kids’ shopping boutiques across Southeast Asia
The Lion City may be known for its wall-to-wall shopping, but away from the mall chains that we’re all too used to trawling (pram in tow), Southeast Asia has some of the most amazing kids’ shopping boutiques around (we so adore Seminyak, Bali, in fact, that we couldn’t even pick just one!). Trust us when we say you’ll be booking your next family getaway just to update your little one’s wardrobe, mama! Enjoy these tropical gems.
This American brand is a beloved institution, but wouldn’t you know they don’t ship to Singapore?! Carter’s stocks everything from infant to tween clothing, in modern and fashionable prints that are good-quality, long-lasting, and super-reasonably priced. Shop by season or festive occasion (we adore their Halloween collection!) and ensure that your kiddo is never out of style. Bangkok, we are so jealous!
Ho Chi Minh City:
A great one-stop shop for fashionable but simple designs, Albetta has a huge range of cute and comfortable prints. Rest assured bub (and mama) will love picking out their favorites from bunnies to boats and lions to rocket ships. They’ve got two shops in Saigon: our pick is the District 2 location amidst an enclave of specialty shops and cafes!
Albetta, M7 – M9 – M11, Đường B, KCN Cát Lái, Phường Thạnh Mỹ Lợi, Quận 2, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 8 3742 2031, www.albetta.com
Do you ever cross paths with a little one on the street and think, ‘Wow, isn’t that the funkiest-dressed child I’ve ever seen’? Well, no need to go home and Google their ensemble mama, odds are they were decked out in Mama Kid. A quirky boutique that stocks cool animal prints, sneakers and adorable swimwear, this shop receives top marks from our sisters at Sassy Mama Hong Kong!
Mama Kid, Lee Gardens Two, Shop 206, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: (+852) 2811 8082 or Shop 103A, 23 Carmel Road, Stanley, Hong Kong
Tel: (+852) 2331 8792, www.mamakid.com
If you love Parisian fashion, you’ll be saying ‘j’adore!’ to Kids Emporium, mama. With French-inspired prints and Italian designers like il gufo, your little one can dress to impress with these on-trend ensembles. Oui oui!
Kids Emporium, Pacific Place, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52 – 53 No.Lt. 3, No.63-65, Kby. Baru, Senayan, Jakarta Selatan 12190, Indonesia, www.facebook.com/kidsemporiumindonesia
Ultimately, the shop’s brand name says it all as your little cutie is bound to be the belle of the ball with the huge selection of dresses, ballerina-inspired skirts and Frozen character costumes (sorry mama, we just can’t let it go!). We love this independent boutique’s consistent use of pastel shades that are perfect for all seasons and occasions.
Little Cutie, Jalan Gelugor, 55200, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Tel: (+60) 3 2724 0988 , www.littlecutie.com.my
Filipino brand Gingersnaps is already a favourite here in Singers, however their Manila flagship in Makati is definitely worth a visit for a wider selection and better prices! Stocking everything from maternity clothing to clothing for teeny-tiny tikes (take note: their sizes run small), even their gift boxes are adorable. We’re big fans of their fruit punch collection, which will have you booking your next family vacay in no time!
Little Phnom Penh
Tucked away down a leafy street in the Khmer capital, this boutique has a huge range of baby and children’s clothing — despite calling themselves ‘little’! Mamas can browse from a selection of Asian inspired or modern designs, all proudly made in Cambodia. We guarantee you’ll be adding every single one of their adorable baby rompers to your basket. Bonus: If Siem Reap is your only destination in Cambodia, Little Phnom Penh has just debuted a “tuk tuk” collection in the boutique at Le Meridien Angkor!
Climb out from under that rock mama, KIDSAGOGO is a hive for all things on-trend and fashionable in Southeast Asia. Combining hand-embroidered, Asian prints with both contemporary and classic cuts, they offer matching accessories and even matching cuddly toys that’ll have your little one rocking their look from head to toe! And we love that much of it is made right in Bali!
KIDSAGOGO, Jl. Kayu Aya No.29, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Tel: (+62) 361 735648, www.kidsagogo.com
Coco & Ginger
We’re big fans of Coco & Ginger here at Sassy Mama as this little boutique never goes out of style with their lightweight and tropical designs, perfect for any beach holiday. We really love their diverse range of delicate batik prints that always remind just how much we love living in Southeast Asia!