Designer Christian Dior was the first to notice that taste starts early, launching the first haute couture line of children’s clothing in 1967. Today all top designers are in step. Some of this fall’s most delectable luxury comes in sizes from newborn to junior, so whether jet set or stroller set, every day can be a runway for the little fashionista.
Roses are red, violets are blue, you’re a trendsetter, and your little girl is too: This season, Dolce & Gabbana’s children’s junior line blossoms with a rose print silk chiffon dress. The dress ($977) makes for a sumptuous addition to your little girl’s closet. Available at Dolce & Gabbana, South Coast Plaza
We’re all ears for the Incy Kitty flats ($295) from Charlotte Olympia. Modish mommies opt for these “miniatures,” which are replicas of the adult-sized flat. A coloring book and crayons accompany each pair. These flats will keep tootsies trendy in embroidered black velvet and a leather sole. Italian craftsmanship, molto bello!
Charlotte Olympia, South Coast Plaza
Edgy layering is in, and Missoni has the perfect piece: A single-breasted zip-up jacket, with bright blue accents and wild techno fabric ($635). The multiple pockets will keep tiny hands warm all winter. Available at Yoox, a luxury-goods digital retailer created by Italian entrepreneur Federico Marchetti.
Dress your dainty dame in this vivid red rose-printed cotton dress ($425) by the designing duo of Dolce & Gabbana. With delicate pleats and a concealed zip fastening, the dress displays fine craftsmanship that will hold up for even the rough-and-tumble. :: melijoe.com
Nothing says “tasteful” quite like iconic British brand Burberry. The aviator lambskin jacket ($1,895) featuring leather seam details brings out the diva in any girl. It’ll keep her cozy on chilly fall evenings while keeping her in high style. How could you say no? Pick up this zip-up
at Burberry, South Coast Plaza