#Instacute! Local (and Instaworthy) Kids’ Fashion to Shop Right Now
We wear Philly and we wear it well. Supporting our fellow parents (and kids!) and repping our hometown is just a bonus, though, because these clothes are everything we could ask for.
Two things we love at Philly Family are getting social and shopping local. We love when you use #phillyfamily to let us know what you’re up to, what matters to you, and what cool stuff we should cover next. And not only are your kids are freaking adorable, they are style icons in the making!
We wear Philly and we wear it well. Supporting our fellow parents (and kids!) and repping our hometown is just a bonus, though, because these clothes are everything we could ask for: quirky, colorful, and as unique as our littles. Trends like gender-neutral styles, customized (and customizable) pieces, and of course our beloved sports teams all show up in creative ways. Here are just a few favorite Philly makers who help keep our kids stylish.
137 S. 13th St. | @shibesports
Shibe was founded by Philly sports fans, for Philly sports fans. When you walk into the small Midtown Village shop, you can immediately tell that it’s the real deal—seats from the old Philly ballpark from which the store gets its name are there, along with other memorabilia. We met one of the owners and his little boy at Nest years ago, and have been hooked on their soft vintage-y tees ever since. And this year, they captured our hearts with their “Destroyer of Worlds” Gritty shirt.
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Can cute mismatched critter socks change the world? Hannah Lavon, founder of Pals Socks, certainly hopes so. The Northern Liberties based Pals Socks, with their inclusive slogan “We don’t match,” hopes so. “We inspire humans young and old to being friends with someone different. It’s a sentiment that I think you could agree there should be more of as we change perceptions and keep toes warm,” Lavon tells us. We love their fun mix-and-match approach—and they even make some of their styles in adult sizes so we can get in on the fun!
Whether you’re looking to show off your love of Disney princesses or Philly sports teams, Lindsay Gradel’s custom dresses, skirts, and accessories will come through. If she doesn’t have the print, she will find it. Her reversible dresses are affordable, easy to wear, and give kids the opportunity to express their individuality—just switch it depending on your mood! And for those who really want to make their own mark, her “Color Me” prints—including the new “Warrior Princess” design coming out this Spring—are like wearable coloring books. One of Sew Much Cooler’s most popular items is, of course, the Eagles print bubble skirt—a game day must have!
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The creation of a 13-year-old mogul, SPERGO embodies positivity, attitude, and motivation. Trey Brown created and has grown his unisex brand largely on Instagram, using his preternatural business savvy and inspirational messages to engage his audience. Many SPERGO items feature a lion logo “because the lion is the king of the jungle and because I’m a young king,” according to Trey. In just over one year, the brand has taken off, and ships nationally as well as internationally. Your kids will not only look great wearing the bold styles; they’ll also be supporting a fellow Philly kid’s dreams.
Lead photograph by Laura Swartz.