While everyone loves living in Hong Kong, it’s not the cheapest place to shop for clothes. And that includes clothes for your trendy quality-hungry kids. Practical moms and dads always look for gorgeous outfits that don’t break the bank for their babies and forever growing infants. The Little Steps Asia team has scoured the city searching for clothing that doesn’t scrimp on design, quality, and style but doesn’t break the bank. Here are the top ten outlets on some excellent value yet indulgent lines.
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Good ole Marks & Sparks is every mom's go-to shop for comfortable, practical clothing for everyday wear, nighties, pajamas, underwear, school uniforms, weekend loungewear with stretchy leggings, and comfy tees to pretty dresses for all-important parties and social engagements. M&S caters for every age range from newborn to granny. The gorgeous 'Mini-Me Style' allows little girls to dress the same way as mom and little boys as dad. Whether your child loves Peter Rabbit, Peppa Pig, Harry Potter, or Snoopy, Marks and Spencers' character shop will have something for everyone. They've even got essential pencil cases, bags, and an excellent array of gifts and toys.
Marks & Spencer, various locations across Hong Kong, +852 5803 0246, www.marksandspencer.com
Mothercare is another household name for providing everything for your baby. With over half a century's experience in maternity and baby-related products from maternity clothing, tiny onesies for newborns, gorgeous tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, and the cutest sets for your children until they reach 10 years. The in-store specialists can also help you choose the proper range of nursery items, pushchairs, or car seats. The Mothercare team is always on hand to impart their wisdom and share beautiful stories about the frustrating, hilarious, exhausting, and rewarding parenting process.
Uniqlo was founded in 1949 in Japan and has successfully been redefining clothes for adults and children. Their Japanese values ensure that each piece of clothing is simple, good quality, lasts well, and always elegantly modern. Their designers constantly innovate and strive to bring better design, sustainability, and comfort for your kids. The comprehensive children’s collection features staples such as shirts, dresses, shorts, pants, comfy loungewear, undies, and sleepwear. Uniqlo never stops evolving, so you (and your children) can always be current with the ever-changing trends.
Uniqlo, various locations across Hong Kong or shop online, https://www.uniqlo.com/
H&M is world-known for being an excellent one-stop-shop for staple clothing and accessories. Their kid's range is no different and hard to beat. They have an extensive range of clothing for all ages ranging from newborn to tweenies. If you can't face their busy stores, an entire easy-to-search collection is available online. Choose from gorgeous tiny onesies, co-ord sets, swimwear, undies, jeans, jumpers, sporty wear, nighties, and pajamas for all ages. They also stock shoes and accessories for babies and children. H&M also features more cool items in their 'conscious' clothing range for forward-thinking sustainable moms.
Zara stocks fashion-forward clothing for babies, kids, teens, and adults. They have an exciting range of baby underwear and sleepwear made from the softest knits with bonnets, baby bloomers, bodysuits, and briefs with elasticated seams for extra comfort. Zara has a full range of clothes for children from six months, including tee shirts, dungarees, dresses, overshirts and shoes, backpacks, bags, and accessories. Zara works to the Green to Wear 2.0 standards which aim to minimize the environmental impact of textile manufacturing.
Zara Kids, various locations across Hong Kong and online shopping, +852 2956 3322, https://www.zara.com/hk/
Next is another go-to high street brand from the United Kingdom that offers on-trend children's and adult's clothing that feature playful prints. Kids can mix and match from their comprehensive collections of newborn onesies, undies, sleepwear, casuals, play clothes, dress-up party outfits, and accessories. Next partners with various brands and brings them straight to your front door, including Adidas, Smiggle, Lipsey Girl, Boden, River Island, and Baker by Ted Baker. Next take their corporate responsibilities seriously and address social, ethical, and environmental matters in their day-to-day business.
Cotton On started as one man's dream to create an accessible, ethical clothing range available worldwide. Cotton On Kids is a fun brand for your daydreamers, adventurers, environmental warriors, and kindness advocators. The brand has inspirational, must-have outfits for all ages. It encourages your little people to take small steps to make positive changes. The durable clothes are super trendy and have ranges like Marvel and Barbie to keep every superhero and princess happy.
Cotton On Kids, various stores across Hong Kong and an online store, http://cottonon.com/HK
Retykle is an innovative luxury resale e-commerce platform enabling you to buy designer children’s clothing at a fraction of their usual retail price. Children will grow through around seven clothing sizes in the first two years, so having designer clothing can be expensive and tough on the environment. Retykle makes buying and selling maternity, baby and kid’s clothing easy and helps you have an eco-conscience. The founder has a background in luxury fashion and hates to see beautiful clothing unloved. Retykle also has a lovely range of lifestyle products such as furniture, car accessories, and toys.
Mango is one of the leading fashion groups in the world. Its children's collection dresses boys and girls from the age of 5 to 14 years. It has a comprehensive collection of quality clothing, including underwear and sleepwear, tee shirts, trousers, jeans, coats, dresses, jackets, and many accessories. The company is committed to designing sustainable products and creating a circular economy for future generations.
PatPat is all about happiness and making you and your kids smile. They offer an extensive range of cute, quality clothes at fantastic prices so that families worldwide can look great whilst enjoying life. They have an extraordinary collection of maternity and post-birth clothing for mom, matching clothes, cosy newborn clothes and tops, bottoms, loungewear, sleepwear, undies and sportswear, shoes and accessories for kids and even home and baby gear. PatPat has partnered with characters such as Baby Shark, PAW Patrol and Care Bear for another happy clothing collection.