Hayes Valley is giving everyone a reason to visit these days. Now parents of stylish littles have even more incentive to swing by the hip SF hood (as if the current bounty of indie shops & eateries wasn’t appealing enough!). Decidedly bright and baby drool-worthy, the recently-opened Kira Kids is happily curated with organic kids’ clothing and accessories, all made in the USA. Extra noteworthy: all clothing prints are designed exclusively by the shop’s owner and Bay Area native, Christine Tang. This is the second brick and mortar store for Tang, who opened her original location in Los Altos.
Smarter (Softer) Clothes
Kira Kids strives to work with local factories to produce high-quality, sustainable garments for kids and babies. For this reason alone, we majorly back the forward-thinking boutique. Of course, stocking the sweetest array of ever-so-soft clothing helps, too. Sustainable (check!), buttery soft (check!), cuter than cute (CHECK!). In addition to clothing, Kira offers plenty of kid-centric extras. A few of our favorites include STATE backpacks, colorful greeting cards from Thimblepress, and the addictive hair accessories of Hello Shiso.
From tacos to spaceships, to smiles and city-dedicated styles, Tang’s youthful prints evoke joy and happiness with every thread (yay!). There is a “yay”design, btw. In addition to prints and graphics, Kira offers a more classic “basics” collection featuring solid hues and stripes. The shop’s logo features a crown which, according to its blog, “represents leadership and at Kira we believe that kids are the leaders of the future…We encourage kids and adults alike to have the courage to explore, break the rules and create something positive and new for the world while having fun!” High fives to that mantra!
Whether in the market for a shower gift or overhauling your kiddo’s wardrobe, we suggest factoring in a Kira Kids visit the next time you’re in Hayes Valley. After all, the best kind of love is local love—a kind reminder to shop small and local this holiday season.
Kira Kids, Hayes Valley
542 Laguna St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hours: Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
All images courtesy of Kira Kids.
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