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    When luxury clothing and designer logos come in small sizes 

    Thanks to celebrity babies garnering media attention, mothers want their children to dress up in high-end labels as well. Fashion for the little ones has evolved big time, with everyone from Gucci to Burberry and Ralph Lauren having miniature options of seasonal lines. We get some big players to size up summer offerings:

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    “Since it is still wedding season, occasion wear is in demand and parents as well as kids are being experimental,” says Minoti Sampat, owner of Mumbai-based kidswear store, Mal. Stocking brands like Liz Hurley, Aneeth Arora and Raghavendra Rathore, Sampat recommends sequined pallazos, cholis, farsi pajamas and shararas for girls. For boys, she says, drop crotch pants, angrakhas and Nehru jackets are a big hit. Lace onesies are priced at rS. 1,000 onwards while the luxe bandhgalas and lehengas are priced at rS. 6,500 onwards.
    Details: 022 65294224

    Black tie affair
    Sumedha Sharma Bahuguna, head of corporate affairs, Les Petits, a Delhi-based store for kids wear that offers brands like Fendi and Versace, says, “Tuxedos and jackets for boys and chiffon dresses for girls work well.” The store recently launched brands like Quis Quis and Hitch Hiker, that have “really nice cotton outfits for kids that are perfect for the summer.” Moms visit with images off the internet for similar clothes for their kids, or if they are wearing a Dior dress, they want the same for their little one, she adds. Other popular brands at the store include Blumarine and Ferrari. Rs. 6,000 onwards. Details: 011 4102 2111

    Linen love
    This season, British brand Burberry is offering linen shirts in cute prints like polka dots and shorts and pants for girls. For little boys, they have smart striped T-shirts and checkered cotton shirts.
    Approx Rs.  6,000 onwards. Details: 01146529850

    -Sumitra Nair

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