It’s a well-known fact that Barcelona is one of the best cities in Europe for fashion, from the designer stores on the Passeig de Gracià to the independent boutiques of El Born. But it’s not just adults that get to have all the fun. There are a number of fantastic clothes stores specializing in fashion for little ones. From fabulous designer labels to original local brands, there’s plenty to choose from when it’s time to update your little one’s wardrobe.
La Mama Vaca
This is something of an institution as far as children’s clothes stores go here in Barcelona, as La Mama Vaca has managed to become known for more than just its great range of children’s clothes and accessories. Throughout the year they host a full program of activities and events for little ones and their parents, from children’s massage to dietary classes or even English classes for moms. They have a helpful online store too, so you can browse from home before going to try clothes on, or get your favourite items delivered straight to your home.
Located on the very trendy Calle Parlament (one of the best spots in town for hip cafés and brunch spots), Petit Gegant – meaning ‘little giant’ – is an independent children’s clothes and accessory store for kids aged zero to eight. This former haberdashery is home to a hand-picked selection of brands including the likes of Lovelyten, Pequeño Tocon, Kidorable, or Villervala, and is a great place for finding original, playful clothes for little ones with big characters. They also have a great range of accessories such as hats, bags, sleeping bags, toys, and more, and the products are updated throughout the year.
This boutique children’s store sells clothes for kids ranging from newborn to ten years old and has a well-stocked online store as well. At the GoKids store in El Raval, you’ll find original outfits and fun accessories for little ones, handpicked by the co-owners Belen (an architect) and Marta (a designer) who wanted to create a kid’s fashion store that offered something different to the high-street and a stores that specializes in local and Spanish brands.
This socially-aware children’s clothes store specializes in organic materials and fair-trade products for zero to four year olds. Without ever compromising on quality or style, Melic stocks a range of casual kid’s fashion with fun patterns and playful designs from a range of different local and international brands. There’s also a nice selection of soft furnishings for around the house, such as wall stickers, wallpaper, and lamps, as well as accessories for the outdoors such as hats, shoes, and bags.
This hip kids’ clothing store was born of a desire to offer parents in Barcelona the chance to give their little ones clothes that really reflected their personality. A far cry from the generic appeal of the high-street, the clothes at Rock 01 Cool Baby are a collection of independent labels and lesser-known designer brands that you won’t find anywhere else in town. You’ll find everything from punk inspired jumpers to funky trouser suits, as well as a full range of accessories including sunglasses, backpacks, hats, and shoes.
This minimalist fashion store specializes in stylish clothing for little ones aged zero to twelve years old. It’s laid back décor has an air somewhere between scandi-chic and English cottage, with natural cottons and rich wools laid out across old-fashioned wooden chests. In addition to their collection of clothes, they also sell a handful of soft furnishings and accessories to compliment your little one’s wardrobe, such as bed linen, blankets and high-chairs. Without being overly complicated or bold, Petit Armari focuses on quality garments that have the feel of good old-fashioned fabrics made to last.