We had real fun at the Village this week visiting some of our favorite kid’s boutiques. Nanny Village one hundred percent believes in practicality and smart spending when it comes to children’s clothes, however every now and again we love to indulge and treat ourselves by a visit to one of the following:
Jane Carroll Design
Blackrock Rock Shopping Centre, Rick Hill, Blackrock
Jane Carroll Design is more than just a shop. By stepping inside you are suddenly transported to the magical world of childhood very everything is visually appealing, colorful and exciting.
Here you will find classic wooden toys, hand-made quilts, lovely cards and of course fantastic outfits for newborns, boys and girls. Jane Carroll Design stocks a variety of labels, mostly from Great Britain. There is a perfect sailor outfit and a wonderful floral dress for any occasion (think Christmas parties!). We especially loved their selection of pajamas, regrettably they don’t stock adult sizes.
Jane Carroll Design shop is a dream come true for a very talented lady Jane Carroll, who has her own collection of bedlinen and hand-made clocks. Inside the boutique you feel like every piece has been lovingly chosen and placed there just for you. A truly magical experience.
Shop at Jane Carroll Design
1-11 Rock Hill, Blackrock and 52 Ranelagh Village, Ranelagh, D6
Serendipity Kids is a small chain of boutiques for babies up to the age of 12 years. They stock some well-known labels such as Kenzo, Catimini and Joules. Although the cloths are not cheap, they are really beautiful and the quality speaks for itself. We fell in love with the colorful raincoats, always a Dublin must have. And if you get here fast enough you may be able to get an umbrella to match. Definitely another autumn/winter must have.
Conveniently Serendipity Kids also sell a selection of soft toys, puzzles and changing bags. If you don’t find anything in the Blackrock or the Ranelagh boutique, check out their online shop and take advantage of free delivery. Think ahead and watch out for their end of season sale.
Serendipity Kids is an ideal stop if you are looking for a birthday or a christening gift.
Shop at Serendipity Kids
JoJo Maman Bebe
14 Wicklow street, D2
JoJo Maman Bebe is UK’s leading mother and baby brand. Dubliners are very fortunate to have one of their gorgeous boutiques right in the heart of the city.
When JoJo Maman Bebe was originally established 22 years ago, the idea was to offer French style nautical children’s clothes together with fashionable yet comfortable maternity wear. Today JoJo Maman Bebe offers a wide range of baby, children and maternity clothing that are lovingly designed by JoJo’s team of stylists. The stores also stock a wide range of baby products, ranging from weaning and nursery essentials to stimulating toys and bath time favorites.
The Dublin boutique’s collection includes a sensible mix of practical gadgets and every day essentials, as well as original and exclusive designer pieces. We especially loved their bath time toys selection, colorful rucksacks and matching umbrellas.
JoJo Maman Bebe is a gem, the atmosphere is relaxed and the staff are friendly and helpful. We strongly encourage you to visit the Wicklow Street shop; to avoid the city centre traffic and armies of tourists you may prefer to check out their online boutique (it has been operating since late 1990s!).
Shop at JoJo Maman Bebe