Whether we are stay-at-home mums or off to work, time is precious and shopping for kid’s clothing can mean trawling either the shops or the internet for the right sizes and styles…and if they’re out of stock it feels like time wasted. Enter ShortStitch, a personal shopping service for kids. They stock various brands from Angulus (swoon) to soft gallery (adore) to Zoobug (big fans) and so many more.
We were asked if we wanted to try the service ShortStitch provide and as we have been intrigued by the concept for a while, we were very excited to give it a go.
You fill out an extremely simple set of questions. It felt like no effort was involved. The questions ranged from age and size of your child (expected) to if you wanted to focus on a particular occasion and what style you would like to try out. Answers placed, you sit back with a cup of tea and await confirmation. Then ShortStitch works its magic and a Box of YAY! is sent for your and your kid’s delight.
Harry was very excited to learn the huge box of surprises was for him and we set about seeing what ShortStitch had chosen. Inside, ShortStitch had put together three outfits which could be mixed and matched, a coat, gilet, a pair of shoes and even shoes to really complete the look. Also included was a very personal letter from Darina, the founder of Shortstitch who gave advice on how the looks she had considered for Harry would work, for example,
“Everything included is made from natural fibres, mostly cotton, so nothing will irritate Harry’s sensitive skin…The Finger in the Nose gilet may be a little roomy but would most likely see him into Autumn. It’s perfect for layering for lawn mower rides with Dad!”
It felt that Darina had really taken time to think about what I had said when she was putting together this Box of YAY!
Once we had been able to have a good look through the pieces it was time to try them on. This was fun as it is not often you get to see a whole outfit put together for your little one and as some of the items were things I would’t have immediately picked out for Harry I was really pleased with how ShortStitch had seemed to figure out what would work for him. So much so, we have purchased some pieces ready for adventures out and about.
We were impressed with the ShortStitch service; the attention to detail and understanding of what would work for Harry and not just for any boy of his age made it a lovely experience. We would definitely recommend ShortStitch for time-pushed Mums and Dads as well as for parents who might not have easy access to London anymore but don’t want to lose out on style. You pay nothing for the personal styling and you only pay for the items you decide to keep which are priced at RRP (we checked!). Prices for clothing starts at £25.00 and you will receive pieces for your little one’s wardrobe which are not common highstreet brands making it not only a fun and new way to shop for kids clothing, but also a way to discover for yourself kids labels you may not have heard of.
This post was written in collaboration with Shortstitch. All thoughts and opinions are entirely our own.