When we first got wind that Tom Ford was launching a line of children’s leather jackets, we were immediately intrigued. According to Mr. Ford, he initially concocted a biker jacket to fit his son Jack, and after making pieces for friends, realized many more youngsters would love to be swathed in one of his designs.
Inspired by this new addition to the outerwear market for the under-ten set, we have sought out some of the cutest, boldest, and downright fabulous pieces that girls and boys will want to wear this winter.
It doesn’t get cooler than this, a baby-pink fringed biker jacket fit for your own babe. We’re certain you’ll be angling for one of these Tom Ford-designed beauties in your own size. $3,990. 595 Madison Avenue; 212-813-0043; tomford.com
For over a decade, Molo has been one of the leading brands making clothes that kids want to wear, and parents approve of. The Alpine jacket features a snow-covered winter landscape digital print, and a fleece-lined hood. $299. 85 Kenmare Street; 212-343-7301; sweetwilliamltd.com
From hip label Bobo Choses comes this shaggy faux-fur coat. Girls will adore slipping this statement piece on — and likely never want to take it off. $179. 56 Warren Street; 646-290-5508; babesta.com
The Melton toggle coat from Crewcuts by J.Crew is as classic as it gets. It features a Thinsulate lining and handy patch pockets for stashing kid paraphernalia. $248. 1190 Madison Avenue; 212-348-9803; jcrew.com
A Paris-based purveyor of chicer-than-chic kids clothes, Bonpoint has made another stellar style with their Tuscany coat. It is a darling combination of warm wool with a touch of a white furry collar. $605. 392 Bleecker Street; 212-647-1700; bonpoint.com
Rider’s hooded down jacket is as cute as it is useful. The cheery red hue works for both boys and girls. An adorable green puff on the top makes this a guaranteed kid-pleaser. $350. 125 Greene Street; 212-475-2470; kisanstore.com
Leave it to Marc Jacobs to make the most darling varsity jacket around for his Little Marc Jacobs line. It incorporates traditional elements like (faux-)leather sleeves and ribbed cuffs for a petite frame. $410. 298 West 4th Street; 212-206-6644; marcjacobs.com
We’re fairly confident that girls from the age of three and up are drawn to spots, be they cheetah or leopard. Milly Minis will get your youngster hooked early with their faux-fur peacoat, replete with leather-like buttons and an inverted pleat back. $275. 611 Fifth Avenue; 212-753-4000; saks.com
Danish children’s brand Mini-a-ture is a fully functional waterproof raincoat that is also comfortable and cute to wear. A delicious lemon-yellow hue perfectly offsets the darling grey stars scattered all over. $55. 128 Thompson Street; 212-982-9465; bundlenyc.com
The Lee jacket by Stella McCartney Kids is a gem of a piece with military-inspired details like arm embroidery and shoulder epaulettes. The best part may be that the style is machine-washable, a brilliant move considering the crumbs and drips certain to grace the exterior. $205. 112 Greene Street; 212-255-1556; stellamccartney.com