Sure, there’s a plethora of samfu and cheongsams available for kids at the mall, but with the festive season fast approaching and a to-do list for CNY yet to be ticked, it can be hard to leave the home sometimes. Here’s our list of online sites you can browse through to pick out new year threads for your kids without even stepping out of your home.
1. Bajou Studio
Looking to buy cheongsams that are versatile enough to wear all-year round? Look no further than Bajou Studio‘s Chinoiserie range. The dresses have high, structured collars and butterfly-style button closures to resemble cheongsams, but are otherwise casual enough for everyday wear. This spells more value for your money! There’s even a pop-up shop at The Curve so mums can take a look at the real deal before deciding to purchase.
Price Range: Aprox. RM109
Recommended age: 2-9 years
Shipping: Via Pos Laju
Website: Bajou Studio
2. BB Luvs Me
There couldn’t be a more auspicious way of ringing in the new year with gold-accented samfu’s from BB Luvs Me. Opt for a convenient two piece set, or a one-piece romper with cleverly designed buttons along the bottom. No one would even notice the extra buttons but they make all the difference come diaper-changing time.
Price range: RM41 – RM49
Recommended age: 0-24 months
Shipping: Free delivery with purchases above RM100
Website: BB Luvs Me
3. Little Princess Dress Boutique
This Kota Kemuning-based boutique sells a selection of dresses that will make any little girl’s dreams of becoming a princess come true. The collection for this year’s occasion sees a range from full traditional dresses to the more contemporary designs. Mummy and daughter can don a pair of matching cheongsams too.
Price range: RM55 – RM75 (varying on sizes), Mother (RM140) and Daughter (RM100)
Sizes: 85 to 160
Shipping: not available
Website: Little Princess Dress Boutique
4. Little Gems Inc
Tulle and intricate Chinese butterfly ribbon buttons are the signature design for the cheongsams at Little Gems Inc. There’s even one with strawberry prints so Mums can steer away from the usual floral-printed CNY wear this year. The dresses come with concealed zippers round the back, so the little ones won’t have an opportunity to tug at it.
Price range: Approx. RM53 – RM72
Recommended age: 1-7 years
Shipping: Approx. RM14
Website: Little Gems Inc
5. ELLY Children’s Outfitters
Started in 2009, this Singaporean fashion label focuses on the comfort and practically of their designs for children’s clothing. Their cheongsams are distinctive with playful prints like Japanese fans, horses, swallows and even motifs like playground, hopscotch and school buses. Boys are not left out as they can get similar designs in mandarin-collared shirts too!
Price range: Approx. RM120 – RM173
Recommended age: 3 months to 7 years old
Shipping: Upon contact
6. Glitter Glam Shop
Glitter Glam’s collection has a more formal, edgy style that boasts great comfort and excellent fit. Glitter Glam also offers matching mother-daughter cheongsam outfits that mums can wear with their mini-me’s!
Price range: Approx. RM133 – RM239
Sizes: 4 – 12
Shipping: $2.20 for orders 2kg and below
Website: Glitter Glam
At Outfitree, you’ll find a selection of clothing from various brands including a CNY collection. The cap-sleeved cheongsams and samfu’s for both boys and girls are designed in feminine floral prints with shades of pink and red. There is a royal blue samfu for kids who wish to don something different this new year.
Price range: Approx. RM51
Shipping: Depending on carrier, RM18 – RM56
An online store from Singapore, BabyPixie offer parents quality children’s clothing at reasonable prices. Made from 100% cotton, the cheongsams and samfu are available in traditional collared designs matched with modern prints. Sibling sets are also available for their 2015 Chinese New Year collection.
Price range: Approx. RM93 – RM128
Recommended age: 6 months to 6 years old
Shipping: Approx. RM 12 (for Malaysia)
9. Ling & Dong
Straight cut cheongsams with fuss-free designs are aplenty at Ling & Dong. The cheongsams – made from cotton voile, a material similar to chiffon – is sheer, hence perfect for Malaysian weather. Fun fact: The models you see on the website are owner Elaine’s two daughters and she lamented on an Instagram post that she’d dress her kids in cheongsam everyday if they’d let her!
Price range: Approx. RM214 – RM357
Recommended age: 4-8 yrs
Website: Ling & Dong
10. Petit Treasure
Founded by a pair of mothers who want to make reasonably-priced clothes for kids that are also trendy, beautifully designed, of high quality and safe to wear. Which candy-loving kid would say no to cheongsam names like Lemon Strawberry, KeyLime Bloom, Kyoto Blue and Pink Dice?
Price range: Approx. RM 146 – RM157
Recommended age: 1 – 8 years old
Shipping: Approx. RM40
Website: Petit Treasure
Text and Image Credits: Sian Marie Low, Anna Lee, Little Gems Inc, ELLY Childrens Outfitters, Bb Luvs Me, Glitter Glam Shop, Outfitree, Baby Pixie, Ling & Dong, Little Princess Dress Boutique, Petit Treasure.