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Young Soles

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New Brit shoe brand Young Soles is a coming and we can’t wait.  Their Autumn/Winter collection is about to be available for you to deck your lil’ ones out in some re-invented timeless classics like the T-Bar and Mary Jane.  To the Brogue or Monkey Boot.
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Young Soles founder Lou has always had a love affair with shoes and has been in the footwear industry for over 10years.  Inspired by childhood memories, music, British heritage and the search for a good shoe for their daughter.  The result is a collection of a good old honest, nostalgic, and well made shoe with a bit of an edge that will last.  They are also about working with your child’s foot, being light, durable and versatile are all important factors.  These shoes aren’t just fashion statements.  Hooray to another great Brit brand on the block!
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3 quickies with Lou:
Where do you live and with whom?
I live with my partner Stu and our Daughter Rosie, in East London, close to the Olympic Park

Have you always been a shoe lover, what inspires you?
Always, right from an early age when I used to make paper shoes with my mum, out of newspaper and roll of sticky tape. I followed a career in footwear design, completing a Bachelors and Masters degree and have had a successful career in the footwear industry for over 16 years.  There is alway inspiration to be found, but most of my inspiration for Young Soles comes from childhood memories, British heritage, the music scene, fashion movements and of course my Daughter, the reason I started Young Soles in the first place.

What makes the 3 of you (fam) smile and laugh most at the moment? What’s your favourite fun thing to do together? 
Our daughter Rosie is a constant source of entertainment. She has such an innocent and joyful outlook on the world that constantly makes us laugh. Our favourite thing we all do together is, after a long week, a record goes on our vintage record player, the music is turned up loud and we have Friday night dance around the lounge together!
(images Flannery O’Kafka for Young Soles)

Collegien and Nununu slipper collaboration

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French brand Collegien who make great slippers for children have teamed up with one of our brands on Lil’ Beans, Nununu to created these cute little slippers.

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Adorable ♥★♥★♥★

Some other favourites from Collegien are:

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Manimal available at Lil’ Beans♥

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Manimal moccasins are available exclusively in the UK at Lil’ Beans from this weekend!!  They come in these 3 colours in sizes, 6-9m, 9-12m and 12-18m.  Beautifully made by hand by the lovely Kristen in Brooklyn.  Limited first stock drop, so don’t miss out on these adorable booties.  Autumn is a comin’!

Happy weekend and 1st September x

crazy for Saltwater sandals

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So, the sun has put it’s hat on and made it’s first warm appearance of the year this week. Therefore, we should start going crazy for sandals…Salt Water sandals!  Beginning in America in the 1940’s, they are now stocked Worldwide.  The sandals come in a good range of colours, 6 styles to choose from, in sizes for toddlers to adults.

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NEEDLEhead craft cute footwear

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We love moccasins and slippers, and came across these cute little ones on Etsy by  NEEDLEhead crafts handmade in Canada.  We love the handmade, embroidered leather, toddler boots.

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cosy Padraig slippers

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Padraig Cottage began slipper creating in North Vancouver 1977.  They have grown from one lady, Helen making them to 30 local artisans and staff.  The slippers are hand made and hand dyed in small batches, so each is unique.  They come in sizes from newborn through to adults, in many colour ways.  My lil’ beans have them, they wear well, and I can’t recommend them enough.

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