Browsing blogs and publications to capture budding style trends from around the world is second nature for Carolyn, our Design Director. But the avid traveller appreciates the special inspiration of a discovery in the right place at the right time- like Manhattan on an autumn day.
Manhattan in the autumn has long had a special draw on fashion designers, who are known to wander its parks and landmarks in search of inspiration. As both a mother and a designer, what I love about strolling Madison Avenue is that a few steps from the doors of iconic luxury brands will take you to a whimsical boutique that doesn’t compromise sophistication in catering to children.
Known in Britain as a favourite of celebrity parents, Caramel Baby + Child’s boutique deserves a special shout-out. The shop is full of bright, playful furnishings adorned with beautiful wool dresses, trousers and coats for little ones – my favourites being a boys’ tartan overcoat and a brilliant jacket with a drop shoulder for girls. Their curated selection of jewellery pieces are perfectly displayed inside a vintage glass table. They really bring an incredibly smart sense of play to all aspects of the experience, including a very classical print in a pop of neon orange on their stylized packaging and the old fashioned stationery they also display and sell. Take a look at some of the photos I snapped- and be sure to stop by with your family to start off a season of celebrations.