This kids’ store in Pune was started by Ketan Shah on October 21st, 2007. Earlier they had Imperial men’s wear showroom here but due to the invasion of malls they decided to start a kid’s store.
What you see – The adorable board of Pebbles with tagline – Budding fashions – and the cute display of stylish clothes beckon mothers and kids inside. As you enter you see a striking poster of kids right behind the counter.
What you get – The store caters to clothing needs of kids from 0-14 years of age. They have casuals, formals and party wear in western and traditional variety. The ground level stocks girls’ clothing while the first level is for the boys. Zapp, Weekender, Peppermint, Chase, Vitamins, Tiny Baby Doll and Infancy are some of the brands available here. The clothes are neatly segregated as per types – jeans, skirts, dresses, party wear, salwar kameez and ghaghra choli. The posters of the clothes displayed make decision making easier.
They have an excellent collection of trendy wear. We loved a denim halter (Rs. 475) with a belt and silver strings which could be teamed with a white skirt or a pair of jeans. In party wear they have a glamorous peach sequined dress for Rs. 765 from Leh Berry. In Indian wear most of the dresses are of the designer variety. These are available in a variety of materials like crushed cotton, crepe and tussar. We found a designer piece in black crushed cotton teamed with leggings and a crushed stole stitched in Anarkali style really hip. For weddings they have silk churidar kurta and ghaghra cholis with unique color combinations and intricate embroidery.
In traditional wear the boys have great choices too. A raw silk kurta with a blend of tussar silk and dhoti along with a stole are available in pink, blue and more. Cotton churidar kurtas in variety of colors like white, beige, orange, blue, black and cream are priced at Rs. 520 and are perfect for the hot summers. In casuals we realized that color pink is the new blue for boys as it was dominant here.
This Children’s Clothing store also has a wide variety of jeans, cargos and trousers to be teamed with smart T-shirts. They have casual sets and party wear sets too. In casuals we liked a yellow T-shirt teamed with green cargos from Chase and in party wear their designer embroidered shirts in colors like pink and white in corduroy are good picks. The jeans for boys and girls are available for Rs. 700 and more. In formals, we spotted a chic imported two-piece suit in white with sequins on the jacket and satin shirt teamed with trousers. We also found suits of Superman and Batman here.
Accessories like caps and a limited collection of shoes are available too. For the rainy season they have raincoats and umbrellas with famous cartoon characters on them. They have a special collection of Winnie the Pooh slip-ons which are really cute.
For babies they have a special section with products from companies like Carter, Johnson & Johnson and Pigeon. It includes baby’s feeding accessories, cosmetics, accessories (socks, towels, mittens etc), bath products (soaps, shampoo, tub etc), utilities (teethers, combs, puffs etc) and clothing and inner wear. They also have blankets, quilts, pillows and shawls apart from soft toys, rattles, play gym etc.
Our verdict – The collection is amazingly fashionable and definitely not run-of-the-mill. The staff is very courteous and extremely well informed. Every customer seems to be given a glass of water on entering. Also the space is used well here. Pay and park facility is available on MG Road.