The world sat tight for the birth of Kate Middleton's and Prince William's royal prince. Then we waited anxiously for the baby's name to be revealed (Prince George Alexander Louis.) Naturally, we are now anxious to see what kind of fashionable outfits the third-in-line to the throne will be sporting around London. Adorable onesies and designer bibs perhaps? Maybe even a baby polo outfit to match pops?
If we lavish half as much attention on the newborn's style as we did on the Duchess of Cambridge, you can be assured that we’ll be seeing many Prince George style galleries on HuffPost Canada Style in the years to come.
So that makes us wonder, where do royals and celebrities alike shop for their little progenies?
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Before Duchess Kate gave birth to Princess Diana's grandson, she was seen shopping at several high-end stores such as Trotters, a fancy childrenswear and accessories shop, which is conveniently located near Kensington Palace.
Prince George's mum was also spotted at luxury children's furniture store Dragons of Walton Street which sells Beatrix Potter cribs, nightstands, chests and pencil boxes.
If Kate wants to go where the A-Listers shop, Bonpoint is a baby boutique that comes to mind immediately. Popular amongst the celebrity sect, the store has locations in London, Los Angeles and New York so Will and Kate will more than likely be spotted at their stand-alone stores on Sloan Street or Brompton Road. The French children’s couture house carries floral dresses, tweed coats and pin-tucks all tailored to perfection. Fans of Bonpoint include Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' daughter Suri Cruise and Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt spawn Shiloh Jolie-Pitt amongst many other children of the rich and famous.
If the royals happen to be in Hollywood, they would definitely be mixing and mingling with celebrity moms and dads at Petit Tresor in West Hollywood. Jennifer Lopez registered at the boutique baby store and celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe and her baby Skyler are regulars. In fact, Zoe had her boy's entire nursery decked out by the high-end baby goods shop which cost around $20,000 to $25,000. Cha-ching!
Along with cashmere cardigans, Missoni sweaters and Gucci shoes, the store makes custom nursery furniture and apparently diamond encrusted stuffed animals! (Think Prince George would want a bedazzled giraffe?)
So, if you want to go celeb-spotting, forget lurking outside restaurants like The Ivy or the Chateau Marmont. You may have a better chance of running into one at another West Hollywood children’s boutique, Bel Bambini.
Famous moms like Halle Berry, Adele, Jessica Simpson and Kim Kardashian have all been seen shopping for stylish baby clothes, furniture and other essentials at the luxury store.
The apparel boutique at Bel Bambini carries Baby Chloe, Baby Dior, Baby Roberto Cavalli and Baby Jean Paul Gaultier. Who knew there were so many baby designer lines?
But not all baby stores are in Hollywood.
Baby Dior has stand-alone stores in New York and Paris, where Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have shopped for their twins Moroccan and Monroe. The French fashion house has even designed an entire line inspired by the birth of Prince George called The Petits Bonheurs Collection. The royals can find the Baby Dior line locally at English luxury department store Harrods.
With their busy schedules, we can understand if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and many celebrities (and their assistants) shop online for their little ones.
Bunnies by the Bay is a favourite of privileged children after Oprah Winfrey presented Gwyneth Paltrow with a Bunnies coat. Angelina Jolie, who is also a fan, was even photographed toting daughter Zahara wearing the adorable bunny rabbit coat.
If celebs are travelling internationally, Lebanese couture babywear line Lola et Moi has stand-alone stores in Japan, The United Arab Emirates and Mexico and celebrities like Adam Sandler, Jessica Alba and Salma Hayek have dressed their mini mes in head-to-toe looks from the store.
According to their website, the line features “…vibrant separates and accessories inspired by retro patterns and traditional silhouettes and updated with fresh, unusual fabrics and whimsical adornments.”
So go ahead and get a baby gift for Will and Kate or splurge a bit on your own child.