The Real Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge is awash with beautiful boutique stores. It is the place to visit for the finest clothing, and has plenty to offer outside of the mainstream fashion houses. There are also several boutique children’s clothing shops in Knightsbridge offering a range of beautiful, timeless designs for every occasion.

The windows of Belgravia reveal glimpses of French childrenswear, the finest children’s school clothing and beautiful Italian children’s clothing. The best shopping streets in the area include Sloane Street, Elizabeth Street and Motcomb Street which all feature some hidden gems you should know about. So we thought we would take you on a journey to discover the best boutique children’s clothing shops in Knightsbridge.

Have a read through and then share your favourites on Twitter @rlknightsbridge.


La Stupenderia Milano — Motcomb Street (visit the website)

La Stupenderia Milano design wonderful children’s clothing with handmade finished touches and matching accessories. As the name suggests, they are an Italian brand and express this through the fine materials they use for their clothing such as linen and cotton. Their Spring/Summer 2013 collection includes some beautiful girl’s linen dresses and stylish boy’s summer suits. They also have an atelier service at their stores, allowing customers to order luxurious tailor made suits and dresses for special events.

Best for: luxury Italian children’s clothing.

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Papouelli — Elizabeth Street (visit the website)

Papouelli can be found on Elizabeth Street and stock a wide range of quality children’s shoes for every occasion. Sizing starts at size 16 for tiny baby shoes, through to shoes for teenagers (size 38 – 45).  Whether you are looking for children’s shoes for a summer wedding or a new pair of school shoes, you will find it here. Without exception, they are all beautifully made.

Best for: beautifully made children’s shoes.

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Bonpoint — Sloane Street (visit the website)

French childrenswear designer Bonpoint can be found in Harrods as well as having a store on Sloane Street. Typically French, their clothes are stylish, elegant and of timeless design. Their Summer 2013 collection uses Poppy red, pink, orange, terracotta, bayadere stripes and emerald green to achieve an ‘ethnic chic colour pallet’. These designs really do epitomise chic dressing for children.

Best for: chic children’s clothing with a French twist.

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Rachel Riley — Pont Street (visit the website)

Rachel Riley is a luxury children’s brand built around traditional roots. Her designs draw inspiration from the forties, fifties and sixties using quality materials, fine tailoring, hand smocking and vintage inspired prints. They are also known for their slippers, which are hand made in their workshop in the Loire Valley, France.

Best for: vintage clothing and hand made slippers.

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Marie-Chantal — Sloane Street (visit the website)

Marie-Chantal design children’s clothing that is fresh and fun, with an emphasis on innocence. Their designs are still created in the main studio in Chelsea and focus on using the finest hand picked materials like cashmere and Peruvian Pima cottons and silks. Marie-Chantal regularly feature in the press, with the latest appearance being Victoria Beckham spotted with Harper Beckham who was dressed in their MC coat.

Best for: fresh and fun children’s clothing.

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