Visit Europe via Modekids in Austria
Firstly, I’m going to tell you about a fab online store in Austria called Modekids that delivers all over the world, so I’m sure you’d like to know what it will set you back to have some gorgeous items posted from the land of those stunning Alps made famous by the von Trapp family. You’ll probably be surprised to know that Modekids’ maximum fee for worldwide delivery is only 18€ (and that’s if you live a long, long way from Austria, like New Zealand).
Secondly, the best thing about Modekids is its abundant supply of the famous French brand known as Catimini. I could rattle on about high-quality natural fabrics, attention to detail, comfortable fit, colourful accents etc etc etc, but what I love most about Catimini is its multicultural approach – it’s not afraid to step away from classic French style and embrace a variety of ethnicities in its designs. Take this look, pictured above, from Catimini’s Winter 11 range. It’s a nod to the American West (think cowboys and indians), far from archetypal French designer fashion.
Each season Catimini releases ranges with a cute little story behind them. Whether it be a rodeo taking place under the Mexican sun or the imaginery garden of Takashi Murakami, Catimini’s creations are a kind of ethno-glam – designer fashion inspired by countries and cultures from all over the world. Its Winter 11 collection borrows from Africa, Peru, Russia, Mexico, the Balkans, Scandanavia, Amsterdam and Japan.
Thirdly, you can get your hands on lots of much-loved European brands for little ones like Cakewalk, Bengh by Principessa, Desigual, Jottum, Scotch R’Belle and Scotch Shrunk, IKKS, Kenzo Kids, Monnalisa, Oilily, Vingino, Absorba, Minymo, Barts and many more. Visit Modekids here.