Lately, kids clothing has been my obsession. I love to shop for myself, but there is something very satisfying in dressing my mini-me as fashion forward as possible. I have a boy, so that is even more of a challenge. I do shop at Old Navy and Gap for the basics, but there are really only so many outfits with teddy bears and dinosaur’s one child can have. Why should I buy the latest trends for myself and leave my favourite person on the planet wearing something that doesn’t represent his rocker personality with a side of uber coolness?
Enter Whistlekids – this store carries brands that other stores in Toronto do not, and it’s filled with items I kept saying to myself that I wished was in my size.
They even have mini Hudson jeans for girls, and Brian Lichtenberg Homies sweatshirts and tee’s – a favourite of Miley Cyrus.
The design of the store is bright and modern, and the back of the store has room for children’s change rooms and even a play area for children.
For the boys, there are funky bibs, ties, bow ties, fedoras, and fun pacifier clips. For the girls there are toy wands, hairbands, tutus and costume jewelry. Everything seems unique to what you would normally find in a children’s clothing store, and everything has a fashionable flair.
My favourites included the YYZ LAX t-shirt by Dilascia I picked up for my son, the comfy and stretchy striped pants by electrik kidz, and the electrik kidz bandana I plan to use as a bib for my son.
Eventually the store will carry merchandise online which is a great bonus, and I was given a sneak peak at the look book of some of the clothing the store will be bringing in soon and it’s to die for. Incoming kids harem pants and other funky prints and patterned clothing already has shoppers on a waiting list for their arrival.
Whistlekids is located at 1693 Avenue Road in Toronto, or you can check them out online at www.whistlekids.com
Here are a few more photos of my visit!