Whistle Kids brings pint-sized streetwear to Lawrence Park
Whistle Kids is where Lawrence Park mums, tired of shopping at the GAP, can go to outfit their offspring in trendy kid-sized apparel. Owners and moms Katherine Neilas and Elsa Georgas wanted to fill a retail void by offering affordable, fashion-forward garb for their children. “We wanted to provide pint-sized versions of what we wanted to wear ourselves,” says Neilas.
The place carries clothing and accessories for kids of all ages, including popular brands like Oh Baby, Wildfox and Hudson Jeans, and surf-inspired sweats from Aviator Nation ($69.50.) The boutique is also the first in Canada to carry Old Soles, an Australian brand that specializes in stylish kiddie footwear, like gold high-tops and metallic ballet flats ($50-$80). Baby-shower gifts are in large supply: graphic-print bibs from Mini Maniacs, for instance (recently featured on Trend Hunter), or three-piece vintage superhero suits from Tee Hee ($59.50). For girls, we love the funky floral and tie-dyed frocks from Vintage Havana ($57), but they may prefer the sparkly bling emblazoned with messages like “OMG” and “Cray Cray.”
M-Sa 10-6, Su 12-5. 1693 Avenue Rd., 416-785-2947, whistlekids.com