The Little White Company Boys’ Striped Jacket (2-8 years)
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I love the combination of the ticking stripe (although you have to squint to actually see it in this picture, or simply take my word for it) and a sporty style hooded jacket – classic, but cool. It’s 100% cotton with a jersey lining, and is machine washable. I also love that the hood is detachable (I like options). This H&M three-in-one version is also a great option for babies and younger boys.
M&S Fisherman Hooded Mac (12 months-7 years)
Anyone who follows Little Spree (@littlespree) on Twitter will already know all about my obsession (no other word for it) with this particular rain mac. So look away now if you do. If you don’t, read on! I spotted it in the M&S store at Marble Arch (I wasn’t messing around – straight to the flagship store) a few weeks ago, but they didn’t have Tabarlow’s size. So I went online, but again no luck. They had all sold out. And so the obsession grew (this mac was playing hard to get, but I know how to play that game!). Anyway to cut a long, and let’s face it, pretty dull story a little shorter, I’ll cut to the chase. I urgently dispatched Tabarlow’s Grandma to the huge M&S (The Meadows) in Berkshire to hunt down two in age 3-4 years (and you don’t want to get in her way when she’s on a mission for her favourite twins, believe me). Success (she even came back with a selection of sizes for me to choose from)! It’s now back in stock online, but I wouldn’t take any chances if I were you – if you want one (and trust me, you do, it’s fab – and you can’t even see the cute striped lining in the hood…), get clicking now before they sell out again (or if you have a devoted Grandma who just happens to live near The Meadows, get her on the case immediately!).
Jo Jo Maman Bebe Fisherman’s Raincoat (6 months-5 years)
Tabarlow have literally lived in their yellow raincoats lately. If they’re not actually wearing them, they are never far away (either in my bag or under their buggy – the macs, not the twins). It hasn’t been cold enough for an actual coat, but it’s been windy/rainy enough to need some kind of cover-up, so I daren’t leave the house without them. These do come in other colours, but I always love a traditional yellow rainmac. It’s such a classic. And they just always look so cute. And this one has a super-stylish navy and white striped lining, which I love. It’s waterproof (may sound obvious, but it’s not always the case believe it or not!), and machine washable. Sold!