I have been a long time fan of Kawaii Kids, the brain child of Andrea, a lovely Mummy herself. They carry a huge variety of goods, from baby and kids' clothing, toys, jewellery and feeding needs, to goodies for parents (or actually things meant for kids that I've bought to use as my own!) I have a fondness for the Wimmera having lived and worked in the region a few years back, and for those lucky enough to live around there the Kawaii Kids store is physically located in Birchip. For those who live further away, or like to shop around the clock, their online store is beautiful and user-friendly, and since their recent relaunch they have FREE SHIPPING Australia wide! Yes I admit I'm a sucker for a free shipping offer!
Andrea stocks Kawaii Kids with lots of unique, quirky and fun items. The thing that makes Kawaii Kids stand out from other online stores for me is their range of Japanese and Korean sourced "kawaii" goodies. Kawaii means "cute" in Japanese (well, in any language really!) and if you're after things with that Harajuku-look about them, this is your place to shop. From bento boxes and Anpanman pants, to Batman Safety Harnesses, gorgeous bespoke leather boots and HipHop Stereo Bags, you'll find lots of goodies you won't find in your average Australian Store. Harajuku not your thing? Kawaii Kids also stock lots of gorgeous kids items. Some of my favourites would be the beautiful and retro pinafores from Olive's Friend Pop, Hairclips from Indy & the Ninja, and the uber-useful freezer pods from Wean Meister.
My most recent purchases include slap watches for the kids (and one for me!). They are quite useful in teaching Little One to read the time, with their clear numbers and minute equivalents. For $12 each, I wear mine to work and don't have to worry too much about wrecking it or losing it.
I also couldn't resist this cute bird house shaped insulated lunch bag.
I won't post up photos of all my purchases as this will become a really, really long post! I've always found their service and delivery to be fast and efficient, and Andrea is very friendly and approachable in regards to queries on their stock, with quick email replies. I'm always amazed at how she juggles running the shop, great customer service AND looking after her little ones so well!
Eat.Play.Shop. Says : One of my favourite online shops. Stock are always changing and being updated, and lots of stock are from limited lines so you might have to be quick with your order, or they might not come back in stock again if someone else bags it first!
Note - this post was NOT commissioned nor sponsored by Kawaii Kids. I just really, really like their stuff :)