Monday, May 16, 2011

Catimini at Mesamis - Mt Eden, Auckland

Before I became a mother, I drove past Mesamis - in Mt Eden Road, Auckland - for years, oblivious to the treasures it holds. Set apart from the main shopping village in a small group of shops, it can easily be overlooked, but if you do catch a glimpse of the stunning children's clothing in the window, you'll be compelled to step inside. Mesamis overflows with the most exquisite designer children's clothing, most of which is imported directly from France. Catimini, IKKS, Absorba, Confetti, Chipie, Miniman, Alphabet, Kenzo, and Jean Bourget are some of the labels on offer, and larger than the impression it gives from the street, Mesamis is extremely well stocked and caters to a wide range of tastes.

 Catimini Winter 2011 at Mesamis (NZ Winter Season)

The great news is that Mesamis has just launched an online store, so shoppers from all over New Zealand (and the world) can now browse and purchase over the web. Being a surface-pattern enthusiast I was immediately drawn to the Catimini Winter 2011 Collection (New Zealand Winter Season). I adore the rich colour-combinations used in the collection, the mix of patterns and the way they are placed together (large prints against small) for contrast and interest. The vibrance in the colours keep the garments playful, while the intricacy of the designs and the high quality of the craftsmanship gives them a sophisticated edge.

 Catimini Winter 2011 at Mesamis (NZ Winter Season)

Catimini Winter 2011 at Mesamis (NZ Winter Season)


Catimini Winter 2011 at Mesamis (NZ Winter Season)
  
Catimini Winter 2011 at Mesamis (NZ Winter Season)

Catimini Winter 2011 at Mesamis (NZ Winter Season)


Catimini Winter 2011 at Mesamis (NZ Winter Season)

There is plenty for boys in the Catimini collection too, and of course Mesamis carrys many other labels too. I am a big fan of Catimini so that is why I have chosen to showcase that, but Mesamis has so much more - you really have to check it out for yourself. If you can get to the store, you'll find it well worth the trip, and while these photographs are lovely there is nothing quite like seeing the garments in real life. If you can't - no problem - check out the brand new Mesamis online store. It's fab! 

Mesamis - Exclusive French Childrenswear Ages 0 - 16
545 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden 1024, Auckland 

A huge thanks to Mary at Mesamis for allowing Kitty as a Picture Kids' Design Blog to permission to publish these images.

1 comment:

  1. wow wow wow gorgeous colours! love that first outfit! too cute!

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