I still can’t quite believe that we haven’t featured the wonderful I Dream Elephants as a Hot Shop before. This is literally a dream online retail destination, featuring, as it does, so many of our favourite labels (think Bobo Choses, Ej Sikke Lej, Popupshop and Smafolk) alongside less familiar but equally fabulous names: Inge van der Broeck, K for Keeps, Paz, Selana… the list goes on.
Of the more quirky brands I’m loving this suitably swooshy Liberty Lollipop circle skirt from Littl by Lilit (German designer Lilit Borkowsky’s children’s line), £30, and these rocking guitar cushions by Gabriela Pardo (another German designer – go, Berlin!) which are currently on sale at £35 each, in three colours sure to inspire even the most reluctant performers. Another USP of the site is the ‘Outfit of the Week’ section where I Dream Elephants turn stylist and compile three full ensembles – one ‘little lady’, one ‘little lad’, one baby – in case you have no idea how to put your purchases together.