Little London Awards: vote for your favourite boutique and best online retailer


    The Little London Awards are BACK for 2017, and we need your votes! Here, we look at two of the categories in a little more detail; best online retailer and best boutique…

    There are so many online retailer out there, it can often be hard to know where to shop. This award is dedicated to online retailers demonstrating excellent web, tablet and mobile sites that offer great online shopping experiences. Here’s a closer look at the seven nominees…

    1. Alex and Alexa – Alex and Alexa is a leading global style destination for kids, offering more than 300 coveted fashion and sportswear labels, from leading traditional design houses to niche, emerging brands. It’s the go-to store for parents, grandparents, godparents, and friends looking for the best of kids’ fashion and toys, at every price point.

    2. All By Mama – All by Mama is a unique marketplace featuring a beautiful range of products created by parents working around family life. Since its launch in 2014, it has built a community of creative, entrepreneurial parents who make beautiful products that you won’t find anywhere else. The brand’s aim is to support and promote flexible working for mums and dads who don’t want to have to choose between family or work life.

    3. Childrensalon – Childrensalon has grown to become the most respected retailer in children’s luxury fashion. Online since 1999, Childrensalon offers more than 260 of the world’s most coveted brands including Fendi, Chloé, Stella McCartney Kids, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Burberry, to a global customer base across 135 countries.

    4. Me & Buddy – Me & Buddy is a baby and toddler store unlike any other. It’s packed with stylish baby and toddler essentials, nursery décor, clothes, toys, books and gifts. Having launched in 2016, Me & Buddy has already become an online destination for parents seeking the best baby and toddler products.

    5. Mori – Baby’s health and future is MORI’s priority, and that’s why everything is crafted from natural and environmentally conscious fabrics that keep baby comfortable to help them sleep better. Its bestselling Clever Sleeping Bag is praised by new parents for helping their little ones to sleep for longer. It’s crafted from the brand’s signature organic cotton and bamboo fabric for softness, safety and breathability, and is adjustable from 4kg – 2 years.

    6. My 1st Years – My 1st Years is an online destination for personalised gifts for children. One can purchase clothing, furniture, toys, accessories and more all with the option to be personalised for free with any child’s name. The brand is loved by Royals and celebrities worldwide, and is without doubt the best present at any party or special occasion. My 1st Years offers varying delivery options including next-day delivery, international delivery and methods to suit your needs and lifestyle.

    7. Stuck On You – This clever website makes shopping online for name labels and personalised gifts secure, easy and fun. Choose from a range of icons, colours and fonts, preview your wonderful creation, then go! Once you have ordered, the Stuck On You team will custom-make your products and dispatch them straight to your door.

    This award recognises the capital’s abundant collection of baby boutiques, showcasing the chicest gifts and must-have childrenswear. Here’s the six shops who made the shortlist…

    1. Cuckoo Hibou – Cuckoo Hibou is a cosy nest created for children and made for parents – a stylish boutique adorned with lovely pastel colours and filled with adorable presents and accessories for kids. But Cuckoo Hibou is not just a toy shop – it is also a play area with a café, offering a wide selection of lovely treats.

    2. Eat Sleep Love nursery boutique – This nursery boutique features a carefully curated edit of items for expectant parents to create their own beautiful nursery, with a list of essential and luxury items from pushchairs and cars seats to changing bags. The business works by appointment to offer parents the opportunity to view limited editions, organic items, British designer labels and other best-loved brands.

    3. Lucy & Belle – Lucy and Belle is an online baby boutique. It stocks a fabulous range of home grown and international talent, including Pasito a Pasito, aden + anais and Kissy Kissy. There is something for everyone shopping for their bump and beyond, and the most perfect gifts too!

    4. Molly Brown London – Dubbed by Vogue as “Tiffany & Co for Girls” Molly Brown London is the UK’s leading children’s jewellery brand. Lovingly produced and hallmarked in sterling silver, the designs are classic yet sophisticated, and are adjustable for a child to keep and wear as she matures so she will treasure them forever.

    5. Peacheyboo – For bold designs and apparel, Brighton-based label Peacheyboo is designed by Lesley Goudman-Peachey and her daughter Hannah Peachey, for babies and kids aged newborn to 11. The collection comprises a year-round unisex line, with seasonal additions, manufactured in the UK. Peacheyboo designs are practical, comfortable but with no compromise on style. Peacheyboo recently opened its flagship store in Brighton’s famous North Laine, at 20 Gardner Street.

    6. The Little Square Gallery – The Little Square Gallery creates beautifully styled, contemporary exhibits of photography and children’s art. Its bespoke commissions are artistically crafted using the finest archival materials so they may be enjoyed for years to come.

    Got all of that? Great! If you think you’ve made your mind up, you can cast your all-important vote by clicking HERE