Ketan Shah opened this children’s store in Pune on 21 October 2007. They previously had an imperial menswear showroom here but due to the encroachment of malls they decided to open a children’s store.

what you see – Pebbles’ adorable board with the tagline – Budding Fashions – and cute display of fancy clothes invite moms and kids inside. Upon entering you see a striking children’s sign just behind the counter.

what you get – The store meets the clothing needs of children from 0 to 14 years old. They have casual, formal, and party wear in western and traditional variety. The ground level stores girls’ clothing, while the first level is for boys. Zapp, Weekender, Peppermint, Chase, Vitamins, Tiny Baby doll, and Infancy are some of the brands available here. Clothing is carefully segregated according to types: jeans, skirts, dresses, party wear, salwar kameez and ghaghra choli. The posters of the exposed garments facilitate decision making.

They have an excellent collection of fashionable clothes. We loved a denim halter (Rs. 475) with a belt and silver laces that could be paired with a white skirt or a pair of jeans. In party wear they have a glamorous peach sequin dress for Rs. 765 from Leh Berry. In Indian clothing, most of the dresses are of the designer variety. These are available in a variety of materials such as shredded cotton, crepe, and tussar. We find a designer piece in black shredded cotton combined with leggings and a crinkled stole sewn in the very fashionable Anarkali style. For weddings they have silk kurta churidar and ghaghra cholis with unique color combinations and intricate embroidery.

In traditional clothing, children also have great options. A raw silk kurta with a silk blend tussar and dhoti along with a stole are available in pink, blue and more. Cotton kurtas in a variety of colors like white, beige, orange, blue, black and cream are priced at Rs. 520 and are perfect for hot summers. In casual we realized that the color pink is the new blue for boys, since it was dominant here.

This Children’s Clothing store also has a wide variety of jeans, cargo and pants to combine with dress shirts. They have casual outfits and party wear outfits as well. Casually, we liked a yellow tee paired with green cargos from Chase and at the party, their designer embroidered shirts in colors like pink and white in corduroy are good choices. The boys and girls jeans are available for Rs. 700 and up. At the formals, we saw a sleek white imported two-piece suit with sequins on the jacket and a satin shirt paired with pants. We also find Superman and Batman costumes here.

Accessories such as caps and a limited collection of shoes are also available. For the rainy season they have raincoats and umbrellas with famous cartoon characters. They have a special collection of Winnie the Pooh slip-ons that are really cute.

For babies they have a special section with products from brands like Carter, Johnson & Johnson and Pigeon. Includes baby feeding accessories, cosmetics, accessories (socks, towels, mitts, etc.), bathroom products (soaps, shampoo, bath, etc.), tools (teethers, combs, puffs, etc.) and clothing and underwear . They also have blankets, quilts, pillows and shawls as well as stuffed animals, rattles, play gym etc.

our verdict – The collection is incredibly on-trend and definitely not mainstream. The staff is very courteous and very knowledgeable. Every customer seems to receive a glass of water upon entering. Also the space is used well here. Payment and parking facility is available on MG Road.

Source by [Clément L.]