MOON -- A newish little shop that offers lovely silk and
linen clothes for very elegant children. Salita di Crescenzo, 29
(near the Pantheon)
BATEAU -- Petit Bateau sells children’s clothing
with that French certain well-dressed but casual style. At this
shop, the entire line is represented so that you can outfit your
chlld from underwear to outerwear without leaving the premises,
making it a convenient place to shop, although the space becomes
a bit cramped when the occupancy exceeds two adults and one child.
Sizes zero and through 8 years. Pyjamas from zero – 16 years.
Via di Campo Marzo. 10/B (historic center) tel 06 679 23 48
KIDS -- Parents of kids who insist on the best labels will
be thrilled to discover this bastion of mini-Diesel, Converse and
Nolita fashions, from groovy little jeans and shirts to sport shoes
just like Daddy’s. Grown-ups can find larger sizes of the
same labels at Prototype not kids, next door.
Via dei Giubbonari,50 tel. 06.683 000330 (near Campo de' Fiori)
-- This children’s shop is on such a tiny vicolo, we only
stumbled into it by happy accident. The
wares are all fashions for the 'under nine' set, and all are made
especially for the store — most of them by Rachele herself,
who has set up her workshop there. Look for overalls in adorable
fabrics, sweatshirts, pants and skirts. And don’t miss the
colorful hand-crocheted hats. Vicolo del Bollo, 6/7 (off Via del
Pelllegrino) tel. 06.6864975 (near Campo de' Fiori)
-- In the shadow of the Pantheon, this shop is the home of the trendy
Replay jeans line, which also includes jackets, printed shirts and
accessories. For the trendy child in your life, there’s a
Replay kid’s shop next door. Via della Rotonda, 25 Via della
Rotonda, 21 kids (Piazza della Rotonda, the Pantheon)
STREGATA -- The Bewitched Pumpkin, sells their own brand
of blankets, bedroom slippers, pajamas, backpacks and accessories
of all kinds, t-shirts and sweats, all in their signature prints,
so charming they even make a few items for mom. Bunnies and elephants,
kittens and birds dance across gingham checks. Via Belsiana, 70
Hair Cuts in Rome...
Biancaneve e i Setta Nani,
aptly named after Snowhite and the Seven
Dwarves, this is a hair salon for kids in Rome. A most charming
little spot --The chairs are hobby horses and carousel creatures.
The hairdresser is as kindly as a grandad. Whether your little
one laughs (we hope) or cries a teeny bit (we hope not) this
would make a great photo opportunity. Address: Via Metastasio,
17(Pantheon). Tel. 06.686 5409
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