Our never-ending quest to bring you the most amazing things for babies and kids may take us all around the world but so often it happens that the very best finds are made right here in our own backyard. That’s certainly the case with the recently hatched and rather gorgeous mini-fashion label, Sissy & Bro.
Of course, I’ve fallen head over heels for this retro-inspired range for little boys and girls after stumbling across it at a makers’ market in my inner Melbourne hometown of Brunswick recently. A new label from the altogether too-talented Mary Martin, Sissy & Bro is vintage cool with a huge dash of street cred thrown in for little inner-city dwellers like my lot.
I adore the Sundae Delight skirt (pictured top) in ways I never thought possible about a mere piece of clothing. The red and white spot pockets are utterly adorable and the denim back panel makes for clever winter wear when paired with tights. Like all Sissy & Bro skirts, this one comes with a matching flower brooch that can be attached to any top or jacket for a perfect coordinating outfit.
It’s not only the A-line skirts that make me want to rush out and dress my little girl from head to toe in Mary’s designs. The caps are equally stunning and just as covetable. Made from soft flannels, cords and other fabrics sourced here and overseas, they come in snug, fully-lined winter weights or lighter options for warmer weather.
Sissy & Bro have plenty of other droolicious skirt designs, with more coming in their pending spring range but if you want the Ella in the Park skirt (pictured below), you’ll have to toss me for it because I saw it first!
While the photos here show you how eye-catching the designs are, what they can’t show you is how carefully each piece is crafted. Mary sews every single item herself and the quality of her work is superlative, right down to the smallest thing she makes like her darling bibs and the hard-to-find hair ties on itty-bitty elastics that are perfect for fine toddler hair.
The collection is starting to creep into boutiques in Victoria and Queensland or you can order your fill of this fabulous new find direct from Sissy & Bro. Caps start at $29.50 and skirts from $34.50, with delivery across Australia.