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T-Bags launches dual kids collections

October 27, 2009 |  3:30 pm
T-bags-kids Chic contemporary brand T-Bags has always boasted young-at-heart aesthetics. But now the L.A.-based label is actually creating clothes for kiddos.

This month, the brand debuted two pint-sized collections: T-Bags Little, a baby collection in sizes 0-6, and T-Bags Girl, a line for girls in sizes 7-16. Priced from $48 to $99, the mini-me collections feature stylish grown-up apparel--including tie-dye tops, printed dresses and ladylike cardigans--shrunken down to tiny proportions.
"It’s what you would want to wear as an adult, but for our 'mini me's,'" said Shadi Askari, who co-founded T-Bags with friend Su-lyn Tay in 2000. She added, "We create all of our prints and incorporate novelty fabrics into the collection depending on the season." (For Spring, that meant using bamboo gauze, voiles and cotton terry.)

The designers started kicking around the idea for baby and kids lines while they both were pregnant. "We felt there was a real void in the market for comfortable, chic clothes that were affordable at the same time," Askari said.  "We decided if we weren’t finding what we wanted to put our children in, it was likely others felt the same way."

Both lines are stocked at Saks Fifth Avenue, Fred Segal and Planet Blue Kids in L.A.

--Emili Vesilind

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