Malta is a treasure trove of small brands and beautifully curated boutiques. You just have to know where to look to find the most stunning childrenswear and accessories, which offer something that little bit more special than the High Street. Read on for Mini Malta’s favourite four childrenswear shops and brands…

Gaia and Nina

Gaia and Nina, the beautiful clothing brand by Maltese mother of two Francesca Pace, is the place to go for a very special occasion. Francesca’s clothes are heirloom pieces, made from the finest fabrics and trimmed with exquisite lace – these are clothes that you will want to pass down from one little girl to another. What is particularly striking about Gaia and Nina pieces is the thought that goes into them: dresses are stitched at Francesca’s boutique atelier, fabrics are organic and conscientiously sourced, and clothes are often cleverly reversible or can be worn in a number of ways. These investment clothes are a little piece of Maltese magic.

A Bird with a French Fry

We’ve talked about Lorinda Mamo in past newsletters as the Mini Malta kids love her beautiful play dough brand, Happyplay Company. But this outrageously creative and talented Mum doesn’t stop there. For whimsical, pretty hair accessories, there is nowhere better in Malta to go than her online shop A Bird with a French Fry. Beautifully made, colourful and cheerful, these are the perfect finishing touch to your child’s outfit and also make fabulous presents and stocking fillers for style-savvy little girls.

My Favourite Things

With two beautiful shops in Naxxar and Swieqi, My Favourite Things is our top destination for the most stylish, well-sourced international and local children’s brands in Malta. Owned by Emma Diacono, who is interviewed in this newsletter, both shops and her excellent website are treasure troves for your kids. If you are expecting a baby, there is nowhere better to go to get kitted up (and we will have more advice on that in a newsletter coming soon). And if your baby is already here, Emma stocks a huge range of stunning organic cotton baby clothes which are both beautiful and so stylish. Run, don’t walk – this shop is fantastic.

Chloe’s Closet

When Maltese Mum, Melanie Cremona, gave birth to her little girl, Chloe, she was determined to dress her in stylish, simple and comfortable clothes which were good for her skin…and the environment. With a background in fashion, Melanie was perfectly placed to create the absolutely delightful brand, Chloe’s Closet. Our go-to place for simple, affordable and very stylish clothes for our kids, Chloe’s Closet ensures that all fabrics are organic and totally comfortable for delicate baby skin. Over the summer, we have been really impressed by the range of swimwear she has added to her collection. Whether you are treating your own kids and someone else’s, you can always be guaranteed to find beautiful presents amongst her range for children of all ages.