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The Best New Brands for August 2014

Sleep Tight

Looking to freshen up your sleepwear selection? Look no further than new brand Little Twig & Sparrow. Made from Peruvian tanguise cotton and wholesaling for $22.50, the snug-fitting pajamas come in a neutral palette of gray and taupe with a patch motif in contrasting colors. Sizes range from 12 months to 11 years, and each pair comes in a pouch for easy packing for sleepovers. Go to www.littletwigandsparrow.com.

Sleep Tight

Not So Basic

Known for its colorful mismatched shoes and reversible backpacks and lunchboxes, Chooze debuts its take on basics in Spring ’15. In the girls’ Jump collection, plain Mary Janes in fuchsia, beige and black come with contrasting straps while the Dance grouping includes three metallic options with one glitter- covered shoe and one shiny shoe. The entire footwear line wholesales for $12 to $24 in sizes rang- ing from 0-6 months to 6 youth. Visit www.choozeshoes.com.

Not So Basic

Boy Meets Girl

Andy & Evan applies its tailored approach to boys’ apparel to a line of easy-to-wear looks for girls in sizes newborn to 6X. Debuting in Spring ’15, stand- out pieces include Cape Cod-worthy classics in geometric or floral prints and a champagne-colored party dress with a rosette skirt. Elsewhere in the line, polka dot pants feature a paisley pocket lining and col- lars and tees are topped off with lace and eyelet details. Wholesale prices range from $16 to $79. Check out www.andyandevankids.com.

Boy Meets Girl

Sweet Dreams

After a small test in Fall ’14, Kissy Kissy has answered retailers’ requests and expanded its pajama offering in Spring ’15 to include an array of prints and silhouettes in sizes ranging from 12-18 months to 6 years—a first for the Peruvian pima cotton brand. The line comprises snug-fitting, two-piece sets (long-sleeve tops and pants and short-sleeve tops and shorts) in more than 15 prints, including graphic dots, sweethearts, adorable animals and nautical themes. Wholesale prices range from $12.50 to $17.50. Visit www.kissykissyonline.com.

Sweet Dreams

No Fuss

Children can be fickle and Los Angeles-based Omamimini knows it. That’s why each piece in the brand’s Fall ’14 collection is “user-friendly” for kids and adults alike: The simple designs allow for easy on and off, require little maintenance, and many pieces are adjustable, so they fit even through growth spurts. Comfy tees and leggings come in understated shades of gray, black and white, while beanies and neck warmers pop in blue, green and burnt orange. Sizes range from 1T to 6 years and wholesale prices range from $17 to $74. Visit www.omamimini.com.

No Fuss

Boy Zone

One-year-old Max & Dora is expanding its U.S.-made wares in Spring ’15 to include Totally Max, a cloth- ing collection for boys in sizes 2 to 12 years. Combining classic styles, contemporary fabrics and vintage trims, the line spans drawstring shorts and three-quarter length pants to oversized button-downs and tees that reflect innocence and playfulness. Wholesale prices range from $15 to $35. Go to www.maxanddora.com.

Boy Zone

French Fancy

Created in 2012 in Paris by two friends, Louise Misha brings its brand of Gallic charm to the U.S. in Fall ’14. Cozy cardigans and sweaters in varying shades of sherbet pair perfectly with printed blouses, dresses and scarves, topped off with structured coats. Jewelry and purses come in women’s sizes, too, so little ladies and mom can match. Sizes range from 2 to 10 years and wholesale prices range from $27 to $164. Visit www.louisemisha.com.

French Fancy

Simply Natural

Australian-based Sapling Child lands on U.S. shores in 2014 with its collection of 100 percent organic layette, baby and kids’ basics. Available in boy, girl and gender-neutral options, the Indian-made collection includes everyday essentials ranging from kimonos and bodysuits to bloomers and tanks featuring whimsical patterns printed with water-based dyes free from toxic chemicals and heavy metals. Sizes range from newborn to 1 year, with the exception of one dress silhouette that goes up to 4T. Wholesale prices range from $4.98 to $19.98. Check out www.saplingchild.com.

Simply Natural

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