Punch Today in the Face, One Glorious Outfit at a Time (Where & What to Shop to Get Battle Ready)

House of Henmar’s tagline is Punch today in the face, one glorious outfit at a time

In Henmar’s house, we love a glorious outfit. People regularly ask me where I get Margot and Henry’s clothes. Over the past few years, I’ve uncovered the underbelly of upscale children’s fashion – especially trendy toddler clothes

High-end brands exist for women’s and children’s fashion, ad nauseum. At Henmar’s house, these are some of our favorite kids’ brands. 

The kids’ price tags for these stores (or any of the brands above) are not for the faint of wallet. Which is why I wait for end-of-season markdowns, Black Friday sales, and outlet popups so I can score goodies for $5 to $20 or (gulp) a little more.  

Top 20 Kids’ Brands We Love to Wear at Our House

  1. Fin & Vince (Fin and Vince): Playful and colorful (mustard, emerald, scarlet, cobalt) wear that has a vintage, New England, surfer beach campout, blueberry picking feel. Shop Fin & Vince.
  2. Alice & Ames (Alice and Ames): Twirls for days in their legendary dresses, plus cozy bubble rompers, tops, bottoms, pajamas, and leos. Shop Alice and Ames
  3. Childhoods Clothing: Gender neutral joggers, hoodies, shorties, and more.  Super beloved brand with large cult following. Shop Childhoods.
  4. Nadadelazos: Playful, Spanish brand that makes quirky, sustainable clothing from a child’s perspective. Shop Nadadelazos.
  5. Hugo Loves Tiki: Modern and maximalist brand with bold, playful prints. Our favorites are marching ants and PEZ. Shop Hugo Loves Tiki.
  6. Well Dressed Wolf: Well Dressed Wolf is all about gorgeous, timeless clothing for girls and boys, including exquisite dresses with ruffle detail, smocked bodices, and underskirts for extra twirl. The fabric washes amazingly well. A pretty-as-a-picture brand that is tough enough for daily wear. Shop Well Dressed Wolf.
  7. Mini Rodini: Swedish brand with big, bold style and playful prints, fun patterns, and unique hand illustrated designs. Shop Mini Rodini.
  8. Oeuf NYC: It’s not just furniture. Oeuf NYC has stylish kids and baby clothing, including the softest, most beautiful knits. Mix of bold, retro style prints and colors with timeless vintage styles. Collared onesies and tops are especially amazing. Shop Oeuf NYC.
  9. Gus + Steel (Gus and Steel): Joggers, hoodies, ribbed knit separates, tees, and other casual separates for everyday play. It has a definite relaxed Northwest vibe. Shop Gus + Steel.
  10. Jamie Kay: Beautifully designed clothing that has an ethereal, fairy garden party in the woods or wheat field sort of feel. Browns, plums, tans, soft blacks, and vintage floral prints. Everything Jamie Kay has a timeless, vintage feel and has major cottagecore vibes. Shop Jamie Kay.  
  11. Hanna Andersson: Colorful and playful Swedish inspired brand with clothing for babies, kids, and adults. I love their toddler dresses, leggings, and matching holiday family pajamas. Shop Hanna Andersson
  12. Birinit Petit: Spanish fashion brand that sells exquisite baby and children’s clothing with old world 1950’s Mediterranean charm. Floral prints mixed with checks and gingham, open back dresses, and loose blousy tops for boys and girls. Their clothing is like art – and evokes so much nostalgia. Shop this Spanish brand on Shan & Toad.  
  13. Gladfolk: Sells the best tees ever. I love all the modern, typographic prints and designs. Our favorites are “Oh My Darling”, “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”, and “It’s All Good in the Childhood”.  Shop Gladfolk
  14. ZARA Kids: Modern and stylish clothing for babies and kids. Softer colors, quirky prints, and mini versions of trendy adult styles. Their Disney prints, little girl dresses (in thicker, textured fabric), and baby wear are outstanding. Shop ZARA.
  15. Kate Quinn: Affordable luxury for kids: organic clothing with clean lines, saturated colors, and variety of prints ranging from quirky and juvenile to sophisticated and classic. Shop Kate Quinn.
  16. Little Road Co (Lulu and Roo): Little Road Co sells our favorite joggers, shorts, and fleece tops. Similar to Childhoods, the retailer sells hoodies, joggers, and everyday staples built for play. But Little Road Co also sells a wide range of adorable baby clothes. Shop Little Road Co
  17. The Sunday Collective: Sells gorgeous, timeless pieces that are inspired by modern American art and film. Many of their pieces are gender neutral. My daughter’s favorite is a butter yellow pinafore style dress that buttons down the front and has red and white vichy trim. Shop The Sunday Collective.
  18. The Simple Folk: Ethical, sustainable clothing for children. The Simple Folk brand features a natural color palette, minimalist lines, and super-soft fabric. Most of their staples are designed to be gender neutral. Their fisherman style rompers are amazing. Shop The Simple Folk
  19. Art Class: An artistic and modern Target children’s clothing brand. Creative prints (including hand drawn graphics) and garments with a little extra flair. Our favorites were a cockatoo sweatshirt (that I sold used for $12) and a quilted kimono style jacket with geometric print. Shop Art Class.   
  20. The Bee & the Fox: Ok, so I’ve only bought mama size t-shirts here. But I wear them all the time and I love them so much. All of their T-shirts and sweatshirts, for adults and kids,  are amazing. You’ll find slogans for liberated folk (who curse) in artistic type print with vintage touches like ringed collars. Shop The Bee & The Fox

Other Great Clothing Brands for Stylish Babies and Kids 

Read more about the Boden brand and how you can score Boden coupon codes and deals

Best Stores to Shop for Baby and Kids Clothing  

Here are some of my favorite places to shop and score unique finds you just won’t come across at the mall. 

Except Once Upon A Child, these are all online retailers. 

Other Mom Recommended Shops

I reached out to other moms in an online forum full of shop owners and kid style enthusiasts. They shared with me some of their favorites places to shop.

  • Green Hearts Pink
  • Lola N Lulu
  • Danna Marie Clothing (Etsy)
  • Crown Forever
  • Dreams of Cuteness
  • Starship for Littles
  • Ladida
  • Amelia J Collection
  • Sanna Baby and Child
  • Casp Baby
  • Bumps ‘n’ bundles
  • Sweet E’s Baby & Children’s Boutique
  • Sweet Tea and Caviar

Best Boy Brands 

These are favorite brands in the Henmar household. You can find more info about these brands (and 38 others) in this guide post about top boy clothes brands.

Best Girl Brands 

  • Alice and Ames (Alice & Ames) 
  • Birinit Petit 
  • Jamie Kay
  • Oeuf NYC 
  • Little Planet (Organic line by Carter’s) 
  • Well Dressed Wolf 
  • Fin and Vince (Fin & Vince)
  • Misha and Puff (Misha & Puff) 
  • Maison Me 
  • The Middle Daughter 
  • Lola + The Boys (Lola and The Boys)
  • The Sunday Collective

Read more about the Alice and Ames brand, including how they’ve expanded their apparel lines to offer cute and cozy clothing for babies and boys.

Best Neutral Brands for Kids and Babies 

  • L’ovedbaby
  • Kyte BABY 
  • Colored Organics
  • Childhoods Clothing 
  • The Campamento 
  • The Sunday Collective 
  • Primary 
  • Little Bipsy 
  • Mini Rodini
  • Bobo Choses
  • Fin & Vince (Fin and Vince)
  • *Mango Kids

Check out these top 15 gender neutral baby clothes brands. Get a peek at some of the gender neutral brands featured here, and discover several more labels you’ll want to add to your layette. 

*Recently, Mango Kids added baby clothes! Until about a year ago, they only had sizes 5 and up.

Best Baby Brands 

Check out these shops with the world’s most adorable baby girl clothes

Best Organic Brands for Kids and Babies 

  • Kate Quinn
  • L’ovedbaby
  • Burt’s Bees Baby 
  • Monica and Andy 
  • Pehr
  • Colored Organics 
  • Little Planet (Organic line by Carter’s) 
  • Polarn O. Pyret 
  • Art & Eden (Art and Eden) 
  • The Simple Folk
  • BeyaMade 
  • Duns of Sweden
  • Winter Water Factory 
  • The Sunday Collective
  • Quincy Mae 
  • Gray Label 
  • Hanna Andersson 

Read more about Kate Quinn, Hanna Andersson, and Carter’s Little Planet

Best Affordable and Budget Brands for Kids and Babies  

  • Little Co. by Lauren Conrad (Kohl’s) 
  • Little Planet (Carter’s organic line) 
  • Art Class (Target) 
  • Q by Quincy Mae (Target exclusive line)
  • Kate Quinn
  • Burt’s Bees Baby
  • SHEIN Kids 
  • H&M
  • Old Navy 
  • ZARA 
  • Pact 
  • Primary 

Read this review of SHEIN Kids clothes by a mom who decided to drop $100 to try the brand. (Spoiler: I am that mom.) 

Best Twirly Dresses 

  • Well Dressed Wolf 
  • Alice and Ames (Alice & Ames) 
  • Hanna Andersson 
  • Remy Girl 
  • Monica & Andy 


Best Shoe Brands for Kids and Babies

If you don’t know where to shop, check this short and sweet guide on where to buy kids shoes. Lots of trendy, well-fitting options – including stylish wide shoes for toddlers with wide feet

That’s a wrap

These are our favorite brands and shops at House of Henmar. If you think there’s an amazing store or label I’m missing, reach out and let me know


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