It’s been a bit of a wait but it’s finally here: Tootsa MacGinty has arrived in Australia! This whimsical UK label is full of charm and will make you think of walks in the forest, jumping in big piles of leaves and splashing around in gumboots. Designer Kate Pietrasik has managed to capture the magic of childhood in a wonderful gender neutral range that is sure to delight. You can find Tootsa MacGinty at on-trend webstore Baby Donkie.
My absolute favourite Tootsa MacGinty piece is the cute Fox Knit Jumper ($58, 18 months – 5 years), how utterly gorgeous is friendly Mr. Fox? All Tootsa MacGinty knitted jumpers are made with a soft cashmere wool blend that is completely itch free, that means you get the comfort and warmth of a traditional winter knit without the endless scratching. Don’t worry, they’ve thought of mum too: you can save yourself the handwashing, just wash in your washing machine on a 30C wool program.
Also pictured above (in deep blue) are the Tootsa MacGinty Epping Sweatpants ($48, size 18 months – 4 years). These comfy pants are easy to pull up or down (who has time for lengthy toilet breaks when you’re out having fun?) with a nice soft stripey waistband and cuffs that keep out the chill. Be warned, once the kids have tried these stylish trackpants on they won’t want to take them off!
I love how the Tootsa MacGinty range is fun and age appropriate with small details that are sure to put smiles on little faces, like the cute toadstool applique on the sleeve of the knits and the cheeky bear hiding on the shoulder of the long sleeve shirts. At first these cool Striped Henleys ($40, 18 months – 4 years) look like an ordinary top until you spot the little brown ears peeking out on the shoulder… team them up with denim or cords and you’re done.
To find out more about BabyDonkie, to browse the Tootsa MacGinty range and to order online visit www.babydonkie.com.au.